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  • Shares Close Slightly Lower After ECB Holds Rates Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    European shares were lower at the close of Thursday's choppy session, after the European Central Bank (ECB) announced interest rates would remain on hold.

  • Santelli: US Banking Assets Tied to Europe     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with James Bianco, Bianco Research, about the nation's ties with European banks

  • We Can’t Wait For DC to Fix Economy: Starbucks CEO Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:30 AM ET
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks at the Commonwelth Club of California on April 4, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Schultz discussed his tenure as Starbucks CEO and promoted his new book "Onward. - How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing its Soul"

    Struggling small businesses and a stagnant job market cannot wait for Washington policymakers to remedy what ails the U.S. economy, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Draghi's Interest Rate Decision Unanimous     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Silvia Wadhwa reports the latest details from Draghi's ECB news conference, indicating interest rates will remain unchanged at 0.75%, and he is ready to activate the bond-buying plan.

  • New Warnings on Spain Despite Bond Auction Success Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET
    Spain

    An intensification of Spain's recession poses the biggest risk to the country's 'investment grade' credit rating the head of Fitch's sovereign ratings team said on Thursday.

  • Euro Lifts, Yen Dips Amid Central Bank Meeting Blitz Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:11 AM ET

    Central banks hold steady and Spain manages a sale — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Talk of a Euro Break Up Dangerous: Slovenian President Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:55 AM ET

    Speculation of a euro zone break up has prejudiced the bloc and created a negative political dynamic the Slovenian President told CNBC Thursday.

  • Talk of a Euro Break Up Dangerous: Slovenian President Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 5:03 AM ET
    E.U. Flags

    Speculation of a euro zone break up has prejudiced the bloc and created a negative political dynamic the Slovenian President told CNBC Thursday.

  • Iranian Flag

    As Iran’s Currency Plunges, Investors Warned on Debasement Social cohesion and trust in a country’s currency are intrinsically linked, according to Dylan Grice from the strategy team at Societe Generale who is warning that history is ‘replete’ with great disorders in which social cohesion has been undermined by the debasement of a currency.

  • ESM Threatens to Expose ‘Soft Core’ Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:19 AM ET
    European Central Bank

    Better late than never. After a string of delays, and having overcome a constitutional obstacle in Germany, the euro zone’s new rescue fund, the European Stability Mechanism, looks set to be finally inaugurated on Monday, the Financial Times reports.

  • The explosion area is pictured after several Syrian shells crashed inside Akcakale town in Turkey, killing at least five people on October 3, 2012.

    The Turkish prime minister announced on Wednesday night that Turkey had fired artillery at targets in Syria, in retaliation for Syrian mortar fire that fell in a Turkish border town and killed five Turkish civilians, the New York Times reports.

  • Your Setup Trade for the ECB Meeting Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    Both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank are meeting tomorrow. Here's your trading plan.

  • European Shares End Mixed on Spain Uncertainty Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 11:33 AM ET

    European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied reports that he would be seeking a bailout for Spain this weekend.

  • Dollar Lifts, Aussie Slips, Poland Surprises Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 8:16 AM ET

    Gloom lifts the dollar and Poland's central bank surprises — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • CNBC's Karen Tso reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a look at the major European indexes.

  • French ‘Pigeons’ in Flutter Over Tax Rise Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 2:04 AM ET
    A person fills out a tax declaration for the 2012 income tax on September 10, 2012 in Lille, northern France.

    François Hollande’s Socialist government is facing a new tax revolt – this time not from big business protesting against the president’s 75 per cent income tax band but in the form of a viral online campaign by small French entrepreneurs furious about a jump in capital gains taxes, the FT reports.

  • EU Draft Urges Contracts for Euro States Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    Euro zone countries would have to sign binding contracts with Brussels, committing them to detailed fiscal reform, according to a draft EU agenda that would increase the bloc’s control over national economic policies. The FT reports.

  • European Rate Cut Ahead: Strategist Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:23 PM ET
    The logo of the European Central Bank (ECB) is displayed at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.

    A European Central Bank rate cut won't come right away, but this strategist thinks it's in the bag for late 2012.

  • European Shares Close Mixed; Spanish Bailout Eyed Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    European markets closed mixed on Tuesday, with Spanish stocks higher on ongoing hopes that Spain will seek a full bailout, a move which would ease investors' concerns over the euro zone debt crisis.

  • Aussie Slips, Euro Steadies, Rial Keeps Falling Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 6:59 AM ET

    Australia cuts rates and kiwis look sweet — it's time for your FX Fix.

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