German consumers are now more optimistic since the GfK research group started compiling its forward-looking consumer confidence index in the 1990s.» Read More
Russia fueled the G-20 currency war debate when the Russian finance minister criticized countries that are trying to stimulate their economies through currency devaluation.
High-yielding risky bonds continue to perform well, and the asset class is set to be among the best performing of 2013, according to Swiss bank Sarasin.
European austerity measures are punishing the most vulnerable members of society and threatening the entire social cohesion of Europe, according to a report from the charity Caritas.
Rio Tinto's new chief flagged he would slash costs, spend capital more carefully and focus on shareholder value after the world's no.3 miner reported a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.
Policymakers must be careful not to ratchet up rhetoric about "currency wars", which could lead to something worse happening, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Thursday.
The euro zone slipped deeper into recession in the last three months of 2012 after its largest economies, Germany and France, shrank markedly at the end of the year.
Jens Nordvig, global head of currency strategy at Nomura Securities, tells CNBC why Thursday's EU GDP numbers were important as growth becomes a driver for the economy rather than yield and risk.
Italian police arrested the former head of Monte dei Paschi's finance department, who is at the center of a fraud probe at Italy's third largest bank.
Low consumer confidence in Europe will remain a drag on profits for Nestle , chief executive Paul Bulcke told CNBC on Thursday after group said it expected 2013 to be as challenging as 2012.
Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC why Spain's best hope for recovery is to model itself on Germany's export-driven economy.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks are slightly lower on Valentine's day.
BNP Paribas will seek to expand in Asia and the United States as Europe shows signs of a "low growth scenario" this year, Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, chief executive of BNP Paribas, told CNBC.
Discoveries so far of horsemeat in products sold as beef are likely to be the "tip of the iceberg", a British parliamentary report into the scandal said on Thursday.
Chris Dedicoat, president and EMEA at Cisco, tells CNBC that they are seeing some more positive signs from Northern Europe but the south of Europe remains very challenging.
Central banks scooped up more gold in 2012 than they have annually in nearly half a century as they sought to diversify reserves, the World Gold Council (WGC) said on Thursday.
Thousands of job losses in London's high-profile banking industry are causing ripple effects across a wide array of businesses that rely on the wealth of City workers.
Willem Nabarro, Head of European Equities for Asia at Exane-BNP Paribas shares his investment strategy for Europe's banks
An HSBC report ranked the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc as the world's most aggressive currency warmongers.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's top business headlines from Europe.
Spain is set to usurp Germany as the strongman of Europe, due to the increasing competitiveness of its exports, say Morgan Stanley analysts.
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Jonathan Bell, chief investment officer at Stanhope Capital, says that while European banks are trailing behind their U.S. counterparts, they have potential for credit expansion in the near future.