Manufacturing output in the euro zone slipped in August, failing to meet market expectations, as economic and geopolitical uncertainties hit demand in the region.» Read More
The crisis in Ukraine seems to be slipping closer to all-out war, as Russian President Vladimir Putin called for “statehood” for its disputed region.
Lofty valuations in stocks and geopolitical tensions have left some chief financial officers wary of a sharp fall in share prices.
Fund manager Neil Woodford has sold his fund's stake in HSBC, citing concerns over the potential impact of several industry-wide probes.
Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch of watches with "smart" features to compete with wearable gadgets from the big tech companies.
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President Putin called for immediate talks on Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow endorsed rebel calls for independence.
The ECB meeting on Thursday is the prime event for markets seeking clarity on the bank's response to recovery, inflation and the sluggish pace of reform.
Draghi said it would be "helpful for the overall stance of policy" if fiscal policy could play a greater role alongside the ECB's monetary policy.
Iceland cut its ash warning level for aviation to orange from red on Sunday.
The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but the timing of any measures is uncertain.
Less than a month before Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave Britain, Wales is watching with a mix of envy, excitement and trepidation.
Ukraine and Russia exchanged captured soldiers, Russian news agencies said.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko also said EU leaders agreed to prepare new sanctions on Russia, conditional on progress of his peace plan.
Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato's power in response to Russia.
The first indications of an upturn raise hopes as Greece's finance minister aims to steer the country out of its catastrophic recession.
Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said European Union leaders would not decide on sanctions against Russia at a summit in Brussels on Saturday.
Britain hiked its terrorism threat level to "severe" on Friday in response to possible attacks being planned in Syria and Iraq.
Top-flight English soccer clubs spent a record level on new players this summer, a Deloitte study showed.
Shares in Tesco closed nearly 7 percent lower, after the supermarket slashed profit expectations for the year and cut its dividend.
Shares in Salvatore Ferragamo surged on Friday, after the company reported strong earnings that defied worries about China.
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Sir Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army, says that the U.S. and the West need to "exercise leadership" and take a strong stance against Russia's actions in Ukraine.
Alan Higgins, U.K. CIO at Coutts, says the weak euro zone PMI reflects the "very weak" bank lending environment and says a ECB rate cut is more likely than a quantitative easing program.
Steve Keen, head of the school of economics, politics and history of Kingston University, London, says fiscal policy in Europe should aim to allow the private sector to sort out its debts at a slower pace.