The ECB has started buying asset-backed securities, it said on Friday, in a move to encourage banks to lend and revive the economy.» Read More
Markus Rosgen, Managing Director & Head of Asia ex-Japan Equity Strategy, Citi says that he is still "underweight" on Chinese stocks, compared to Hong Kong equities.
Alan Oster, Group Chief Economist, National Australia Bank sees a 5 to 10 year recovery process in the euro zone. He says the issue of social stability has been neglected in the region's debt talks.
Damon Vickers, Managing Director & CIO, Damon Vickers & Co. says the U.S. and Europe are moving towards more "feel-good" policies which will impede recovery and progress.
Greg Gibbs, Senior Currency Strategist, RBS cites weak economic data and political uncertainty in Europe as reasons to sell the euro. He sees the currency falling to 1.24 against the dollar by the end of the year.
Mario Monti told the Italian president he is resigning soon, saying he can no longer govern after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew support.
Italian police have been carrying out checks at the Milan offices of Facebook to assess whether it regularly declared its income in Italy.
The cast of Les Miserables movie told CNBC that this year was particularly timely for the film to be released.
Although the stream of gloomy economic data for the euro zone continues unabated, new downbeat forecasts by the European Central Bank's staff as well as Germany's central bank are too negative, Giles Keating, Head of Research at Credit Suisse said on Friday.
Wage growth remains far below pre-crisis levels and has fallen into the red in developed countries, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO).
France's finance minister said on Friday he was not campaigning to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the new chairman of euro zone finance ministers.
The head of one of France's biggest companies has warned that France's problems dwarf those of the U.S.
Starbucks $450 gift card is made of stainless steel and will only be available in limited quantities through a luxury goods website. Is the Starbucks $450 steel gift card a sign that Starbucks is going "1 percent" on us? Or is it just harmless, splurgy fun?
An odd alliance between pro-democracy activists and Mubarak loyalists is raising eyebrows. Who is playing who?
Germany's Dax index, which has risen 28 percent this year to its highest value since January 2008, is positioned to benefit from improvements in the global economy, given its companies' exposure to export markets. The FT reports.
Following the sharp selloff in the euro, foreign exchange strategists tell CNBC they expect the single currency to bounce back quickly.
Shares of Italian fashion house Prada surged as much as 7.9 percent to an all-time high on Friday after the Milan-based company posted forecast-beating quarterly results.
The bank slashed its forecasts for the euro zone economy on Thursday, showing a contraction next year was very likely before a return to growth in 2014.
The Bank of England left monetary policy unchanged on Thursday as expected, voting as it did last month not to buy more government bonds and pump money into Britain's stagnant economy.
The U.K. government should be doing more to promote growth if the country is going to revive its struggling economy, shadow finance minister Ed Balls told CNBC on Thursday, as new data emerged showing that the U.K. is likely to enter into a triple-dip recession.
A U.S. port workers union has accused APM Terminals, a port operator of A.P. Moller-Maersk, of spying on union representatives in Los Angeles by tapping their phones.
John Ducas, founder at Ducas Capital Management talks about his financial research firm and his assessment processes including using social media platforms for decision-making.
Douglas Morton, head of Asia research at Aviate Global discusses China's recent moves to cut interest rates and how it was a surprise to many because it was such a "broad-based interest cut".
Amjad Bashir, MEP of UKIP talks about what the UK Independence party would bring to the UK, in terms of the EU referendum, cutting the deficit, trade and immigration.