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  • Euro Zone 2012: Not a Single Quarter of Growth Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    The euro zone slipped deeper into recession in the last three months of 2012 after its largest economies, Germany and France, shrank markedly at the end of the year.

  • GDP Figures Important as Euro Changes: Expert     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jens Nordvig, global head of currency strategy at Nomura Securities, tells CNBC why Thursday's EU GDP numbers were important as growth becomes a driver for the economy rather than yield and risk.

  • Monte Paschi Former Finance Chief Held in Italy Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:56 AM ET
    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

    Italian police arrested the former head of Monte dei Paschi's finance department, who is at the center of a fraud probe at Italy's third largest bank.

  • Nestle's CEO Paul Bulcke speaks during the general meeting of one of the world's leading food and beverage company, Nestle Group, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Low consumer confidence in Europe will remain a drag on profits for Nestle , chief executive Paul Bulcke told CNBC on Thursday after group said it expected 2013 to be as challenging as 2012.

  • Is Spain the New Germany?     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC why Spain's best hope for recovery is to model itself on Germany's export-driven economy.

  • European Markets Open Down on Valentine's Day     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks are slightly lower on Valentine's day.

  • BNP Paribas to Focus on Asia, US as Europe Slows Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:14 AM ET
    Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, chief executive officer of BNP Paribas

    BNP Paribas will seek to expand in Asia and the United States as Europe shows signs of a "low growth scenario" this year, Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, chief executive of BNP Paribas, told CNBC.

  • Horsemeat Discoveries 'Tip of the Iceberg': Lawmakers Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:52 AM ET
    Findus Beef Lasagne found to contain 60 percent horse meat.

    Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.

  • We Have the Right Strategy: Cisco     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    Chris Dedicoat, president and EMEA at Cisco, tells CNBC that they are seeing some more positive signs from Northern Europe but the south of Europe remains very challenging.

  • Central Banks Bought Most Gold in Nearly 50 Years Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.

  • From Strip Clubs to Bars: London Banking Cuts Hurt Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Thousands of job losses in London's high-profile banking industry are causing ripple effects across a wide array of businesses that rely on the wealth of City workers.

  • Investing In Europe Banks     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas shares his investment strategy for Europe's banks

  • Swissie and Yen Top List of Currency War Aggressors: HSBC Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:11 PM ET

    An HSBC report ranked the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc as the world's most aggressive currency warmongers.

  • European Markets Extend Gains, FTSE at 5-Year Peak     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's top business headlines from Europe.

  • Spain Is the ‘Next Germany,’ Says Morgan Stanley Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Spain is set to usurp Germany as the strongman of Europe, due to the increasing competitiveness of its exports, say Morgan Stanley analysts.

  • Russia to Become Biggest Oil Supplier to China Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:23 AM ET

    Rosneft is seeking to borrow $30 billion from China, making Beijing the largest consumer of Russian oil and further diverting supplies away from Europe.

  • $2 Trillion Economy With a Major Trust Problem Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET

    A $2 trillion economy and a stock market that trades at valuations cheaper than Pakistan - Russia is struggling to gain the trust of international capital.

  • Inflation Is Coming, Bank of England Warns Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET

    Inflation in the U.K. will remain above target for the next two years, Bank of England governor Mervyn King warned on Wednesday, but tightening monetary policy was not the solution as it could push the economy deeper into recession.

  • Global Markets Update: Earnings Weigh on Markets     Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed in morning trade, as investors digested a series of earnings news, and focused on currency wars.

  • Swiss Government Takes Action Against Housing Bubble Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 5:54 AM ET

    The Swiss government is taking steps to try to stop a housing market boom running out of control, announcing on Wednesday it will demand banks hold additional capital to dampen mortgage activity.

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