Prime Minister David Cameron's sweeping pledges of a constitutional shake-up after the Scottish referendum could undermine his re-election drive.» Read More
Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo, tells CNBC why the flight to security in bonds may be starting to change.
The Vatican insisted on Sunday that it had taken adequate measures to combat money laundering and so could not understand why the Bank of Italy had blocked the use of credit and debit cards inside Vatican City, NBC reports
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities, tells CNBC that there could be a real risk of inflation in Europe if the ECB tightens too late.
Borrowing costs for Italy's indebted government fell to their lowest level in years last week, a move the country's Finance Mininster Vittorio Grilli says is justified even though the economy is entrenched in a recession and the risk of political instability following elections next month looms.
Vittorio Grilli, Italy's finance minister speaks to CNBC's Bernie Lo about how the country has justified its low borrowing costs.
Smoking pot in the Netherlands is now a city-by-city choice for tourists, the Global Post reports.
Jeweler Harry Winston is selling its high-end watches-to-necklaces division to Swatch Group in a $750 million cash deal that expands Swatch's luxury offering and lets the Canadian group concentrate on its diamond mines.
Luc Frieden, Finance Minister of Luxembourg describes the debate over whether national countries should be part of the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) rescue operation.
David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and Germany stage lavish celebrations marking their postwar reconciliation. The FT reports.
Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama health care expert and Harvard Medical School professor, shares his plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system, which would save $2 trillion, he says.
The S&P is inching towards fresh, 5-year highs, with Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies; David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; and Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Italian government borrowed 3.5 billion euros of 3-year bonds at a yield of 1.85 percent on Friday.
Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from around the globe, including the unveiling of a new stimulus package in Japan.
Oil demand in Europe, already at its lowest in 20 years after five years of declines, is set to fall further, dented by a bleak economic outlook, increasing energy efficiency and a switch to alternative forms of energy.
Germans take pride in their engineering and organisational skills but their country's reputation for efficiency has been exploded by a farcical series of delays in building Berlin's new international airport
Investors sifting through analysts' new year predictions for stock market movements may want to press "delete" and look instead for sound companies, as history shows equity index forecasts are usually wrong.
A fall in euro zone government bond yields, rallying regional equity markets and a stronger euro suggest that six months after Mario Draghi pledged to save the euro zone from collapse, the European Central Bank (ECB) chief appears to be winning his battle with financial markets.
Google will be forced to change the way it presents search results in Europe or face antitrust charges for "diverting traffic" to its own services, the EU's competition chief has said, laying out a sharply different approach from his US counterparts. The FT reports.
Francois Hollande's clumsy handling of financial reform promises has turned public mood against him and prompted smirking foreign leaders to offer refuge to French tax exiles.
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Power will definitely be devolved to the Scottish people, says Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary of State, as all three U.K. political parties have agreed to it.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the U.S. equity market is "very close to a top" and could start to see some selling pressure.
Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, and Jeffrey Dachis, CEO and co-founder of Razorfish, discuss the Alibaba IPO and whether the group will be able to continue to grow as it has so far.