The dollar reached a 16- month high on Monday against a basket of currencies as investors built bets on a Federal Reserve interest rate increase next month, and political risks in Europe which put pressure on the euro and the pound.
One hundred years after the guns of World War One fell silent, the leaders of France and Germany held hands and rested their heads against one another in a poignant ceremony to mark the signing of the Armistice peace agreement.
Gold inched lower within a narrow range on Monday ahead of the U.S. congressional elections, which may fuel interest in bullion as a hedge against risk if the result sparks volatility in financial markets.
Xi Jinping's opening speech kicks off the week-long China International Import Expo that promotes the world's second largest economy as a major consumer of global goods.
A deal giving London, the world's largest centre of international finance, basic access to European Union financial markets after Brexit is nearly done, a British official said.
Europe in the coming weeks will be facing a host of political and economic challenges that are spooking international investors, endangering American interests and worrying even the most pro-European voices.
It is reported that Theresa May could face a leadership challenge as early as Wednesday.
Richard Yetsenga of ANZ says the British pound has "probably got some recovery in it rather than weakness."
Christopher McKee of The PRS Group says "we are a lot closer" to a deal between the U.K. and the European Union on Brexit "than we're being led to believe."
Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly willing to extend the transition process.
Fariborz Moshirian of UNSW Business School says British Prime Minister Theresa May faces "delicate issues" which could cause the United Kingdom to "lose its integrity."
Brexit negotiators crashed high expectations that a deal over the Irish backstop was imminent during the weekend. CNBC looks at the next steps in the Brexit process.
Alexander Stubb, vice president of the European Investment Bank, said his advice for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was to "hang in there."
CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports on Brexit talks hitting a wall over the issue of the Northern Ireland border.
The U.K. prime minister has addressed parliament with her latest update on Britain's exit from the European Union.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick joins 'Squawk Box' to provide an update on Brexit talks.
The U.S. dollar dipped on Monday after retail sales data for September missed economists expectations, and as benchmark U.S. Treasury yields consolidated after last week hitting their highest level in seven years.
Britain's Brexit secretary and the top EU negotiator met for surprise talks Sunday as the push for progress on a divorce deal quickened ahead of a summit.
The message from Brussels is still that "there is no breakthrough yet."
European stocks drifted lower on Friday afternoon, as markets continued to reel from the week's sell-off.