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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.
Bonds, equities and the pound are heading towards a "catastrophe", according to technical analysis by Charles Nenner, founder and head of research of the Charles Nenner Research Center which focuses on the cycle analysis of markets.
Gervais Williams, MD of Miton Group, tells CNBC that poor European data could well prompt setbacks in the market from current record highs.
European property investors are regaining their appetite for riskier assets, as fears over the euro zone's economic stability ease and sought-after properties in the best neighborhoods become too expensive, a survey showed.
President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, Italian officials said on Tuesday.
Dan Scott, Head of Event Driven research at Credit Suisse; Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says monetary policy is still the big game changer in markets.
Fresh regulations on banker bonuses is a risk for Standard Chartered, warned CEO of the bank's Asia division, Jaspal Bindra, who said an unfair amount of attention has been paid to the issue.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death is not likely to result in near-term changes to the Venezuelan oil industry or global energy landscape, but it could ultimately result in political change that would reopen the country's energy industry to foreign investment.
The zeal with which Swiss citizens backed the curbs on executive pay is just the latest sign that Switzerland's relationship with the ultra-wealthy is beginning to change.
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Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that the IMF has two roles to play with Egypt, one of which is to provide dialogue and the other is to provide financial support.
Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that Egypt has made a lot of improvements regarding energy subsidies and broader reforms, but still has "a long way to go."
Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says the negotiations between creditors and Greece may not end well.