Pfizer's attempt to take over AstraZeneca through a $110 billion bid would have run aground on changes to U.S. tax laws, even if the companies had reached a deal.» Read More
Microsoft is pressuring European regulators to take a harsher line on Google after America’s FTC let the search giant off without punishment.
Rick Santelli strongly objects when Kelly Evans quotes a strategist calling the Republicans "lunatics" for threatening to push the U.S. into a "technical default" by failing to raise the U.S. debt ceiling.
Tentative signs the euro zone may have passed the worst of its downturn emerged in December but business surveys also suggested Britain's economy tipped back into contraction in the final months of 2012.
Europe's largest financial institutions, which have been readjusting since the onset of the 2008 financial crash and the sovereign debt crisis that followed, are causing pain all over the globe that will have long term implications, according to analysts. They argue that the situation will only worsen without the proposed European banking union.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports stocks edged lower in a choppy day of trading after data on Europe's service sector showed a mixed picture.
Joe Weisenthal, deputy editor at Business Insider, tells CNBC that the euro zone needs to establish a transfer union like the one in the United States, where rich countries subsidize poorer ones.
Joe Rundle, head of trading at ETX Capital, tells CNBC that the euro zone hasn¿t solved its problems and needs some form of event to push them into long-term action.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which, have opened slighly lower in response to Fed minutes.
Lothar Mentel, CIO of Tatton Investment Management and Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investments, discuss how Europe could still see a painful political event.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investments, tells CNBC how, in his opinion, Ireland has created a pro-business environment more successfully than other countries in Europe's periphery.
Wegelin, the oldest Swiss private bank, said on Thursday it would shut its doors permanently after more than 2 1/2 centuries, following its guilty plea to charges of helping wealthy Americans evade taxes through secret accounts.
Another nail in the coffin of pre-credit crisis bonus culture is set to come with the 2012-13 bonus season.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been granted citizenship by Russian President Vladimir Putin, with CNBC's Robert Frank.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, and an update on stock and commodity action in the U.S., with CNBC's Sharon Epperson and Bob Pisani.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets showed caution over how the U.S. will tackle further budgetary battles.
The market rally currently taking hold is "totally misplaced" and February's looming debt ceiling could bring a very scary surprise, one strategist told CNBC Thursday.
Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Thursday that the difference between the yield on Italian and German benchmark bonds had narrowed thanks to a return of investor faith in Italy and said he hoped the trend would continue.
Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young, tells CNBC that from an economic point of view 2013 is not going to be much better for the euro zone than 2012.
The FTSE 100 could rally another 300 points after topping 6,000 on Wednesday for the first time since July 2011, according to Sandy Jadeja, chief technical analyst at U.K. brokerage City Index.
The best way to play Japan, Europe, Latin America and China in 2013, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
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Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, talks about his love of fencing and how it helped him in the investment and business world.
If Switzerland votes "yes" in the Swiss gold referendum, this could compromise the central bank's credibility and its ability to maintain its currency cap, says Nitesh Shah, gold analyst at ETF Securities.
Tony Hicks, chief international officer at LeapFrog, says toy sales escalate in November and December.