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Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, tells CNBC that Brent should hold above $100 for the foreseeable future, although downward pressures remain.
Italy's caretaker government on Wednesday sharply hiked its targets for public debt this year and next despite waves of austerity measures, and said there was now room for less restrictive fiscal policy.
European shares extended gains to close sharply higher on Wednesday, with investor sentiment boosted by U.S. stocks reaching record highs and a successful Italian bond auction.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European shares extended gains on the successful Italian bond auction.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their junior coalition partners have enough support to win a governing majority in September's election for the first time in more than three years, according to a poll out on Wednesday.
Banks in bailed-out Portugal need an extra 8 billion euros ($10 billion) in capital, based on conservative tests of their financial health, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday.
The dollar-yen could breach its 2007 pre-credit crisis high of 125 if the Bank of Japan expands its aggressive asset purchase program further, a UBS research note said on Wednesday.
Goldman Sachs downgraded its 2013 price target for gold and advised investors to short the precious metal, in a commodities report out on Wednesday.
Luxembourg plans to lift bank secrecy rules for European Union citizens who have savings based in the country, the prime minister announced on Wednesday.
As the French government is mired in a growing scandal over secret foreign bank accounts, President Francois Hollande called for tax havens to be eradicated.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks moved higher after a successful Italian bond auction and a new high on the Dow in the U.S.
James Crosby, former boss of failed British bank HBOS, offered on Tuesday to give up his knighthood and nearly a third of his pension after being denounced by lawmakers for the "colossal failure" that led to his bank's collapse.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Malian authorities will give French President Hollande another camel after the one they gave him in thanks for helping repel Islamist rebels was eaten.
Germans are one of the poorest groups in Europe, according to the surprising findings of a joint survey by various divisions within the European Central Bank.
Demand for 500 euro bills as a store of value has started to decline, according to a currency strategist, who told CNBC that the note is used extensively for criminal activity and should be abolished.
Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that you cannot have lower debt levels via austerity so Europe will need a new strategy.
The effort by U.S. Treasury secretary Lew to persuade Europe to consider shifting its focus from budget balance to growth highlighted a deep trans-Atlantic policy gulf, the NYT reports.
Billionaire investor George Soros is the latest person to criticize Germany's role in the euro zone crisis, telling the country that it should consider leaving the euro zone.
Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC that there is evidence to suggest the 500 euro bill is frequently used to hide income from illegal sources.
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Peter Redfern, CEO of Taylor Wimpey, says government actions around housing have been supportive and haven't fueled a bubble.
Stephen Waldis, CEO of Synchronoss, told CNBC at Mobile World Congress that there is huge growth opportunity in auto-connectivity.
Nissan's Europe Chairman, Paul Willcox, tells CNBC that Europe is still a very difficult market.