The Swiss National Bank kept its cap on the franc at 1.20 per euro, reiterating its commitment to take further measures if necessary.» Read More
A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a report Standard Chartered is seeking a collective settlement with U.S. regulators.
The size of the euro zone equity market has contracted so much that it is now smaller than the U.S. technology sector – but strategists are divided on whether this presents a buying opportunity.
Sir Richard Branson has threatened to pull his Virgin Group out of bidding for any future U.K. rail contracts after losing the lucrative West Coast franchise to FirstGroup, the U.K.’s biggest bus and train operator by revenues, the FT reports.
How is it that the numbers of employed people are rising and unemployment claims are falling, while the UK economy is contracting? The Financial TImes reports
A big chunk of new central bank reserves are dollars, and this strategist sees implications for the euro.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports European stocks retreated on flat economic numbers and discussing the impact on U.S. bonds and stocks, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bob Pisani.
Ankara’s effort at energy self-sufficiency will mean dishing out big contracts without offending any of its major trade partners.
Greek and other heavily-indebted euro zone countries' banks are staying afloat thanks to a system which creates a circular flow of cash not unlike a Ponzi scheme, analysts told CNBC on Wednesday.
Gillian Tett, Financial Times U.S. managing editor, discusses how austerity measures are likely to cripple growth in the euro zone and whether Greece will leave the euro.
Retail sales support the dollar and jobs data lifts the pound — it's time for your FX Fix.
Melbourne remains the top city in terms of livability, while London has fallen in the rankings following riots across the city last summer, according to the latest Global Liveability Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including details of the British bank's agreement to pay a hefty fine to New York regulators which accused it of illegal transactions with Iran.
US presidential election candidate Mitt Romney’s choice as vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, has some interesting things to say about the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS). The NHS is of course, free at the point of delivery, a healthcare concept that is right up there when it comes to passionate debating topics in the USA.
The Spanish government is in talks with Brussels to allow tens of thousands of retail clients who bought risky savings products from now nationalized lenders to avoid losing their investments as part of Spain’s bank bailout, the Financial Times reports.
Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The FT reports.
A new round of 13-f’s reveals the moves some of the biggest investors are making; the NY Times gets a new CEO and NPD says restaurant traffic is stalling.
Greece is seeking a two-year extension of its latest austerity program aimed at improving the country’s debt sustainability and prospects for a return to growth, according to a document obtained by the Financial Times.
The home you buy today may help finance your life in Paris. I rent my home in California and it pays for my living expenses.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving activity from Europe, as stocks resume gains on hopes of further stimulus measures. Also, CNBC's Rick Santelli, and Mark Grant, Southwest Securities managing director weigh in on Europe's bond-buying activity.
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Johan Jooste, chief investment officer at Julius Baer, says that there are still "pockets of opportunity" in emerging markets despite the Federal Reserve ending its QE program.
Juan Pablo Cordoba, president of the Colombian Securities Exchange, says the country has had a "tremendous" growth story that is set to continue.
European shares opened higher on Thursday, with investors showing relief over the U.S. Federal Reserve's accomodative policy stance.