Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of their roles in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions.» Read More
Brussels's softening stance on austerity with stability and growth measures set to be delayed for another two years is an exercise in "pretend and extend" and what's really needed is urgent structural reforms, analysts have told CNBC.
European equities could surprise to the upside this year, with earnings growth making it a "buy-one-get-one-free market," HSBC's Peter Sullivan told CNBC.
The U.K. will have the highest online retail sales of any country by 2018 as a greater number of shoppers shun the High Street, forcing the closure of one in five shops over the next five years.
The Swiss government is considering a proposal to disclose bank client names and pay a multibillion-dollar fine to the United States to resolve a dispute over tax-evasion cases. The New York Times reports.
Mark Carney may move to depreciate the pound, according to Pimco, a gambit which would see the U.K. join the global battle of countries competing to soften their currencies.
While banks must be "credible" and have capital buffers in place, they also must remain profitable to prevent them from taking unnecessary risk, the German central banker responsible for financial stability said.
The Bank of England's deputy governor, has accused investment banks of spending the last 20 years trying to dodge the rules.
Brussels will on Wednesday give its clearest signal yet that it is moving away from a crisis response based on austerity, allowing three of the EU's five largest economies to overshoot budget deficit limits. The FT reports.
Banks have been skipping along the yellow brick road, content in a fairytale landscape awash with quantitative easing. But the sky darkened last week, as the industry's best friend threatened to become a foe.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that abandoning the continent's welfare model in favor of tougher U.S. standards would cause "revolution".
The French central bank chief urged President Hollande and his government to stop hiking taxes and to cut government spending. His comments on Tuesday echoed ratings agency Standard & Poor's calls.
Germany's insistence on keeping wage growth in check has given the country an unfair competitive advantage and is preventing troubled countries from returning to growth, a new study argues.
Hungary's central bank lowered its key interest rate by another 25 basis points to 4.5 percent on Tuesday. It is the tenth consecutive 25 basis point cut.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has sliced its 2013 outlook for silver, in a warning sign for investors that view it as a leading indicator for gold.
CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, after a public holiday on Monday and recent volatility in Asia subsided.
Analysts warn that French president François Hollande's latest embarrassing U-turn on executive pay, will not be enough to restore entrepreneurs' confidence in the country.
Standard Chartered remains committed to expanding its presence in Africa, the firm's executive director told CNBC.
Agata Urbanska, CEE Economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that there is a wide consensus interest rates will be cut by 25 basis points in Hungary.
Julia Chatterley takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for Equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, tells CNBC that the hard part for both Japan and Europe will be the underlying restructuring of the economy.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, discusses what you need to know about this weekend's Spanish regional elections.
Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts, discusses Germany in relation to the ECB's monetary policy.
European equities closed mixed on Friday as investors focused on a central bank meeting in Portugal and a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.