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German analyst and investor sentiment soared to its highest level since April 2010, beating all expectations with at third successive increase and signalling that financial markets are confident Europe's largest economy has turned a corner.
The rise of the protest vote and support for non-mainstream parties in Italy could lead to a surprise in the national election on Sunday,taking key votes away from established candidates in what looks set to be a close race.
CNBC's Carolin Roth takes you through Tuesday's European market open.
Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota led European car sales to a new low in January, kicking off 2013 with an 8.5 percent decline, the Association of European carmakers said on Tuesday.
A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.
Jason Hughes, Head of Premium Client Management at IG Markets says there's a lot of uncertainty in the Europe markets and consequently the euro.
Italian politics is always wildly entertaining. Some pros say it could move the euro. So, how should you play it?
The euro declined against the dollar on Monday after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said economic indicators signaled further weakness in the euro zone.
Fraser Lundie, senior credit portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, tells CNBC there's still value left in euro zone peripheral debt.
German billionaire Otto Beisheim, one of the founders of German retail group Metro , took his own life after being diagnosed with an incurable illness, his family company said on Monday.
Arnaud Gandon, chief investment officer, Heptagon Capital says ECB chief Mario Draghi is trying to play a balancing role between helping the euro zone economy and urging politicians to pursue reforms.
2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.
European telecom stocks have declined more than 10 percent over the past year. That sell-off has pushed yields on many large-cap names to between 6 and 10 percent. Yet dividend fund managers who would normally snap up such high yielding stocks are steering clear, worried about the sector's health and the prospect of dividend cuts.
German banks' use of European Central Bank crisis funding dropped by a third in January from the previous month, a further sign that banks in the heart of the euro zone are returning to money markets after last year's credit squeeze.
The head of Germany's military intelligence said in a rare interview that one of his main challenges was to protect defense projects from industrial espionage by the Chinese and Russian secret services.
If you look at headline tax rates alone, you might think tax competition in Europe had ended. But the more stable headline rates say nothing about how countries define a company's tax base.
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made gains in opinion polls ahead of elections on February 24. The way in which he has achieved the bounce might raise eyebrows.
British fashion mogul Sir Philip Green plans to open 10 more Topshop stores in the U.S. within 2.5 years after launching its first Californian branch last week.
As Italian elections approach and the gap between the right and left-wing candidates closes, analysts fear that the tight political race could result in a hung parliament, an outcome that could easily derail Italy's already-fragile economy.
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have an uphill struggle before any EU referendum according to a poll that says only one in three would vote to stay in the bloc, the FT reports.
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When talking about European equities, James Purcell, Cross Asset Strategist at UBS, says that while "Greece is an annoying problem," it can be solved, adding that there's a 10 to 20 percent chance of a "Grexit."
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.