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Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena is seeking damages of at least 1.2 billion euros ($1.56 billion) from two former executives and investment banks Nomura and Deutsche Bank over derivative trades, a judicial source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The European Central Bank will eschew dramatic action to help Italy or other euro zone countries caught up in its backwash, despite the threat of political turmoil in Rome reigniting the bloc's debt crisis.
We don't need regulation on executive compensation to demonstrate responsibility, Rich Ricci, the chief executive of corporate and investment banking at Barclays told CNBC on Thursday.
The Bank of England will make clearer on Thursday where its priorities for nursing Britain's ailing economy lie, with opinion split evenly on whether it will unveil another round of bond buying.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera highlights what remains a threat to the recent market rally. Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets, and Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities, weigh in.
Three former Greek ministers were charged for failing to declare the source of their income, amid anger at politicians widely seen as corrupt.
Eduardo Santander, executive director of the European Travel Commission, tells CNBC that tourism is south Europe's best industry and they should invest in it accordingly.
European shares fell on Wednesday as investors booked profits on a rally that had sent several markets to multi-year highs, led by weakness in the mining sector after metals prices fell.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports the top business headlines from Europe, including a look at what drove markets higher in the euro zone.
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, and Chris Kacher, managing director of Virtue of Selfish Investing discuss why Europe remains weak versus US positivity.
The head of Britain's central bank called on the government to break up Royal Bank of Scotland so the state-backed lender can return to health and be sold to the private sector.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy might make a comeback bid in 2017, a sense of duty to fix the economy might oblige him to run.
Swiss bank UBS will tell its employees what bonus they will be receiving for 2012, a year in which staff endured a radical restructuring.
The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($731 million) for failing to offer users a choice of Web browser, an unprecedented sanction that will act as a warning to other firms involved in EU antitrust disputes.
The decline of sterling has been much faster and more aggressive than expected and it is set to continue, David Bloom at HSBC told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Kelly Evans has the top business news headlines from Europe, including reports Vodafone is in talks with communications company Verizon.
Bonds, equities and the pound are heading towards a "catastrophe", according to technical analysis by Charles Nenner, founder and head of research of the Charles Nenner Research Center which focuses on the cycle analysis of markets.
Gervais Williams, MD of Miton Group, tells CNBC that poor European data could well prompt setbacks in the market from current record highs.
European property investors are regaining their appetite for riskier assets, as fears over the euro zone's economic stability ease and sought-after properties in the best neighborhoods become too expensive, a survey showed.
President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, Italian officials said on Tuesday.
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Dan Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF, says he is overweight equities outside of the U.S.
Jim Strugger, derivatives strategist at MKM Partners, says 2018 or 2019 could be the end of the current U.S. economic cycle.
Jessica Simmonds, owner of Okishima and Simmonds, shows you how to make your own Christmas wreath.