As Greece looks set to miss a key reform deadline set by international lenders, a Greek government minister said it wasn't Greece's fault that it couldn't live up to the demands of a flawed bailout program.
Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said he was confident of overcoming the political problems and would not resign after the country's stock market tumbled and bond yields spiked.
The sell-off in commodity currencies over the past two weeks has hit the Norwegian krone particularly hard, but according to one strategist the decline is "overdone" and the krone is set for a rebound.
The level of business in the U.K. financial services sector returned to a level considered "normal" for the first time since March 2011, according to a survey released on Monday.
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The latest episode of CNBC Meets features Russian tennis star and founder of candy company Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova.
CNBC Meets' Tania Bryer speaks to star tennis player, Maria Sharapova on her childhood and how she discovered her love for the sport.
In part two, Sharapova talks about how she overcame injury, her work with the United Nations and the launch of her candy business, "Sugarpova".