European stocks were mixed Monday, as market participants continued to monitor trade talks between the world's two largest economies. » Read More
By: Sam Meredith
Britain's embattled Prime Minister Theresa May is running down the clock with Brexit talks, Goldman Sachs said on Friday. » Read More
Richard Jerram of the Bank of Singapore says things "never look good" politically in the European Union. » Read More
Wolfgang Schaueble, a former German finance minister, says Europe is always in crisis, but notes that crises are also opportunities. » Read More
European stocks closed higher Friday, boosted by optimism over global trade conditions.
Germany's former finance minister expressed his concerns about an upcoming election at the EU this year, saying voters would only shun populist politics if the benefits of globalization are fully explained to them.
The move highlights a new willingness by lawmakers to more intensely scrutinize Saudi compliance with international conventions and withdraw privileges that the kingdom has enjoyed until now.
There will be a series of debates and votes in Westminister today. UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not be bound by anything voted on in parliament today, but the votes are still being seen as a barometer of where parliament stands. Many are watching whether members of May's Conservative Party will try to defeat their own government by voting out of step with the prime minister. CNBC's Willem Marx reports from Westminister.
ING's chief economist and head of research for Asia-Pacific based these predictions on the state of the current negotiations between Britain and the EU, and how the U.K. economy is "looking quite bad on all fronts."
Rob Carnell of ING says a second referendum could be a "further progression" in the democratic process, but could also be a "nightmare."
European stocks slid Thursday as market participants monitored a flurry of earnings results and U.S. data.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May insisted to the British Parliament that her government still plans to exit the EU on March 29 this year.
Marie Owens Thomsen of Indosuez Wealth Management says any delay to the Brexit deadline would be positive for the U.K. because it decreases the risk of Britain "crashing out." She also says Britain leaving is a "great" political loss for the European Union.
Markus Schomer of PineBridge Investments says negotiations in Europe tend to go on until the "last second of the last day," but it's still "highly likely" that the U.K. and European Union will reach a fudge deal that satisfies both parties.
European stocks closed higher Wednesday, amid renewed optimism the U.S. and China might be able to resolve their long-running trade dispute.
International Consolidated Airlines Group is struggling to stay within European Union ownership rules.
The U.K. could be approaching a recession "imminently" if it doesn't go through an "ultra-soft" Brexit, says Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
David Mann of Standard Chartered Bank says some European Union countries could struggle even more than the U.K. if a hard Brexit materializes.
European stocks closed higher on Monday, with market participants looking ahead to a fresh round of U.S.-China trade talks this week.
Former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou says a second referendum in the U.K., if conducted properly, could help the U.K. to heal. He also says Britain is giving up its "voice" by leaving the EU.