A high-profile critic of Vladimir Putin has likened him to a “naked king,” saying he presiding over an economy that will weaken further.» Read More
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investments, tells CNBC how, in his opinion, Ireland has created a pro-business environment more successfully than other countries in Europe's periphery.
Wegelin, the oldest Swiss private bank, said on Thursday it would shut its doors permanently after more than 2 1/2 centuries, following its guilty plea to charges of helping wealthy Americans evade taxes through secret accounts.
Another nail in the coffin of pre-credit crisis bonus culture is set to come with the 2012-13 bonus season.
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been granted citizenship by Russian President Vladimir Putin, with CNBC's Robert Frank.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, and an update on stock and commodity action in the U.S., with CNBC's Sharon Epperson and Bob Pisani.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as markets showed caution over how the U.S. will tackle further budgetary battles.
The market rally currently taking hold is "totally misplaced" and February's looming debt ceiling could bring a very scary surprise, one strategist told CNBC Thursday.
Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Thursday that the difference between the yield on Italian and German benchmark bonds had narrowed thanks to a return of investor faith in Italy and said he hoped the trend would continue.
Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young, tells CNBC that from an economic point of view 2013 is not going to be much better for the euro zone than 2012.
The FTSE 100 could rally another 300 points after topping 6,000 on Wednesday for the first time since July 2011, according to Sandy Jadeja, chief technical analyst at U.K. brokerage City Index.
The best way to play Japan, Europe, Latin America and China in 2013, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, explains whether there is any way to separate how much of today's gains are "fiscal cliff" related or a pop based on fundamentals.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe, as stocks jumped after U.S. lawmakers passed a budget deal last night.
Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti pledged to cut labor taxes to fuel growth on Wednesday as he shed his neutral technocrat stance and fired the opening salvo of his campaign for a second term.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European markets made solid gains after Congress approved a bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a 15-month high of 51.4 in December from an upwardly revised 49.2 in November - a far stronger increase than any predicted in a Reuters poll of 24 economists.
The much-maligned peripheral economies of the euro zone are showing some encouraging signs, leading to talk of a revaluation which would have seemed optimistic for most of last year.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that despite the fiscal cliff he still has confidence that US equity returns will be positive this year.
The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the gap between Europe and the United States has never been greater.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox
Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at Signal Pro, talks through the recent moves in the asset classes.
Guy Ellison, Investec's head of UK equities, says the FTSE could extend record levels if the oil price stabilizes.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS Wealth Management, explains why the US dollar is trailing behind a strong performance in equities.