LONDON Barclays Plc is taking a contrarian bet that Britain's vote to leave the European Union will help it win more investment banking business in its home market, despite the sharp slowdown in deal activity since the referendum.
BRUSSELS An EU-Canada free trade deal will destroy jobs in Europe and should be rejected, a committee of the European Parliament concluded on Thursday.
LONDON The British government cannot ignore Scotland's wishes by kicking off the Brexit process without going through parliament, Scotland's chief legal officer told the United Kingdom's Supreme Court on Thursday.
BRUSSELS A European Union plan to bolster its capital markets received a boost from two preliminary deals to revive the credit sector, EU officials said on Thursday, a sign that Britain's vote to leave the bloc may not hamper the project.
LONDON British house prices hit a seven-month high in November and companies hired more workers, surveys showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy remained resilient five months after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
PARIS Growth momentum is picking up in major advanced economies while growth is also expected to gain speed in China, the OECD's monthly leading indicators indicated on Thursday.
STOCKHOLM The Swedish government on Thursday launched a campaign to become the new host of the London-based European drugs agency after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and compete with offers from other EU members including Spain, France and Poland.
LONDON Euro zone government bond yields crept higher as investors waited to see whether the European Central Bank would meet their high expectations for fresh stimulus at its final meeting of the year on Thursday.
ATHENS Greeks went on strike on Thursday to protest planned labour reforms and painful austerity cuts demanded by the country's European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders as part of a crucial bailout review.
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May said she wants a smooth and orderly Brexit but admitted that the negotiation to leave the European Union will be complex, the Financial Times reported.
DUESSELDORF, Germany Germany's highest court will decide next year on complaints brought by utilities against a tax on nuclear fuel rods, a spokesman said on Thursday, in a further challenge to the government's energy policy.
PARIS American and British spies have since 2005 been working on intercepting phone calls and data transfers made from aircraft, France's Le Monde newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing documents from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
WARSAW/MILAN Italy's biggest lender UniCredit has agreed to sell its Polish assets for 2.5 billion euros (2.13 billion pounds), improving its financial standing ahead of share issue at a time of political instability at home.