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An early snap election could be on the cards as Italy's political turmoil shakes financial markets
With fresh elections in Italy likely, and the vote heading towards a de facto referendum on the EU and euro single currency, Eurozone economies and the euro suffered for a second day running on Tuesday.
President Sergio Mattarella refused to appoint coalition candidate over investor concerns
With US stocks set for their biggest weekly losses in at least six years, the three big indexes recovered some ground
There was a sigh of relief across financial markets after the UK and the EU agreed to start talks on post-Brexit trade and a transition period.
If the EU turns Ukraine away, what message does that send to other states in our neighborhood, or to Russia?
After a brief bounce, European indices mostly dipped into the red as investors shifted their focus from politics to monetary policy.
European shares hit their best level in 15 months on Thursday helped by the Dutch election and the laid back approach by the Federal Reserve.
Spanish energy firm Repsol's shares jumped after it announced it has found a field with enough crude to supply all of needs of Spain for four years.
The Berlin Film Festival is like to be the most political of the big festivals.
Nervous investors sold shares on Monday because of uncertainty about the effects of the immigration curbs introduced by the new US president.
ECB fears for the euro zone
News that Hillary Clinton won't face criminal charges over her email server scandal helped push up share prices and the value of the dollar on Monday.
Opinion polls showing Donald Trump's numbers improving have hit share prices around the world as well as the value of the dollar.
Deutsche Bank has failed to secure a speedy deal with the US Department of Justice over the misselling of mortgage-backed securities.
Wall Street got a boost on Wednesday from financial stocks and higher oil prices, while the pound hit a three-decade low against the dollar.
Deutsche Bank shares continued their gyrations - down nearly nine percent at one stage on Friday on fears about its stability.
The pound has slumped further in reaction to the UK's vote to leave the European Union, at one stage slipping below $1.28 in trading in Asia. The euro is also weak.
The bounce back continues for Europe's stock markets. Britain's FTSE 100 index had recovered all of its post-Brexit losses by the end of trading on Wednesday.
Share prices in London and around Europe bounced back after the hammering they have taken since Friday.
The Brexit effect is still being felt across world markets….
So much for the British finance minister’s calming words.
U.S. stocks have fallen sharply, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping as much as 538 points, as Britain's vote to quit the European Union sent a shock wave through global financial markets.
The pound hit a high for 2016 as global stocks rallied and the markets followed the bookies and backed Britain to remain in the EU.
European markets opened slightly higher as Britain goes to the polls to vote on whether to leave or stay in the European Union.
As last few hours tick down before Britain's EU referendum the directors of 51 FTSE 100 companies have signed a letter in support of Britain remaining in the European Union.