Testing the Stress Tests
Speculation is mounting over how many lenders are set to fail the European Central Bank's stress test. The ECB wants to find out if the largest regional lenders could withstand another financial crisis. The results will be published on Sunday. Some banking experts question the validity of the health check.
Italy's Credit Crunch
While Europe's lenders wait to hear whether they have passed the European Central Bank's stress tests, businesses are left wondering why their lender won't hand out loans. Italy, for one, has been struggling to return to growth - in part because its army of small firms is trapped in a credit crunch.
Historic Champagne Auction
A rare bottle of bubbly goes on auction on Friday. The 1914 Pol Rogers is expected to fetch several thousand euros. The harvest from that year represents a vintage of outstanding quality and marks the start of the First World War.