On Sunday, the people of Crimea go to the polls in a referendum on whether to stay part of Ukraine.» Read More
Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.
The euro continues its climb, the yen keeps up its slide, and Nouriel Roubini gets blamed for the forint's fall - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from around the globe.
Daniele Antonucci, European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC that Italy is going through a 'political cliff' and that the higher chamber is the place to watch.
Phillipe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, tells CNBC why automotive industry growth over the next two years will come from outside Europe.
Scott Evans, head of equity sales at Espirito Santo, tells CNBC why the flight to security in bonds may be starting to change.
The Vatican insisted on Sunday that it had taken adequate measures to combat money laundering and so could not understand why the Bank of Italy had blocked the use of credit and debit cards inside Vatican City, NBC reports
Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities, tells CNBC that there could be a real risk of inflation in Europe if the ECB tightens too late.
Borrowing costs for Italy's indebted government fell to their lowest level in years last week, a move the country's Finance Mininster Vittorio Grilli says is justified even though the economy is entrenched in a recession and the risk of political instability following elections next month looms.
Vittorio Grilli, Italy's finance minister speaks to CNBC's Bernie Lo about how the country has justified its low borrowing costs.
Smoking pot in the Netherlands is now a city-by-city choice for tourists, the Global Post reports.
Jeweler Harry Winston is selling its high-end watches-to-necklaces division to Swatch Group in a $750 million cash deal that expands Swatch's luxury offering and lets the Canadian group concentrate on its diamond mines.
Luc Frieden, Finance Minister of Luxembourg describes the debate over whether national countries should be part of the European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) rescue operation.
David Cameron has astonished Berlin by looking to make his controversial Europe speech on the same day that France and Germany stage lavish celebrations marking their postwar reconciliation. The FT reports.
Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama health care expert and Harvard Medical School professor, shares his plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system, which would save $2 trillion, he says.
The S&P is inching towards fresh, 5-year highs, with Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies; David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors; and Michael Cuggino, Permanent Portfolio Family of Funds.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Italian government borrowed 3.5 billion euros of 3-year bonds at a yield of 1.85 percent on Friday.
Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from around the globe, including the unveiling of a new stimulus package in Japan.
Oil demand in Europe, already at its lowest in 20 years after five years of declines, is set to fall further, dented by a bleak economic outlook, increasing energy efficiency and a switch to alternative forms of energy.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss the recent profit-taking in stock markets.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.