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France's jobless rate rose further in the last three months of 2012 to its highest since the second quarter of 1999, showing the challenge the government faces as it seeks to make good on a goal to reverse the upward trend by the end of the year.
Corporate buybacks have surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time since 2009, a sign the credit boom is reaching new heights, according to one chief market strategist.
Juergen Michels, European Economist at Citi, tells CNBC that Citi expect an ECB rate cut to come in April rather than today, as the body is forced to revise its targets down.
Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays Retail and Business Banking and Thea Green, CEO and founder of Nails Inc. discuss the dilemma of youth unemployment in Europe.
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.
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How are the bond markets impacted by a possible rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Darren Ruane, head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth & Investment Limited, believes that future volatility is likely.
What are the biggest risks to hedge funds at the moment? CNBC's Karen Tso talks to some corporate hedge fund leaders about what they think are the current risks.
iMatchative is changing the way institutional investors pair with hedge funds. Sam Hocking, CEO of iMatchative, talks about who the company is appealing to.