European stocks cry out to contrarians

Not super cheap but upside potential better than downside risk

Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

It has the largest reserves of shale oil in the world but as sanctions bite, can Moscow exploit them?

Norway’s oil fund hit by European stocks

First negative quarterly return on equities in more than two years

Norway's oil fund hit by European equities

First negative return in equities in more than two years

Mondi jumps after joining top picks

Credit Suisse boost for UK packaging group

Stress tests fail to tackle deflation spectre

ECB soothes some concerns over banks but problems still loom

Job Moves: who is hiring and where

The latest job moves and coverage of people making the news in the world’s financial capitals

FT Bankers breakfast in the braken room. Picture shows Carsten Kengeter, CEO of UBS Investment Banking.

Former UBS banker to lead Deutsche Börse

Carsten Kengeter replaces longstanding CEO Reto Francioni

Nasdaq presses ahead with forex plan

US-Nordic group has filed application with European regulators

European bank stocks feel stress of tests

Monte dei Paschi shares suspended, Lloyds falls in London

MPS vulnerability exposed by ECB

Exercise was too much for Italy’s oldest lender to handle

Why it could pay to bet against consensus on Europe

Valuations make sense if US is set to boom further, but that is hard to swallow

Lower bad loan costs boost Caixabank

Sharp rise in profit further evidence of nascent Spanish recovery

Record outflows from Europe-focused ETFs

Nearly $3bn pulled from US-listed EU equity ETFs this month

Eurozone crisis fears re-emerge

Markets unsure if ECB bank stress test results will be positive

Investors weigh Venezuela debt default

Cost of buying insurance against default jumps to five-year highs

Markets: Into uncharted waters

Investors are facing the reality that stocks and bonds still look expensive

Wild price swings are flashback to crisis

The bond gloomsters were vindicated as markets, in effect, were dealt a “growth shock”

The sound and fury in global markets

The turmoil is a reminder of the importance of fighting deflation

US equity bulls need good earnings story

Wall Street had already trimmed its projections for third-quarter earnings before the sell-off