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The Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is like a "pretty bandaid" for the banking sector, one economist told CNBC on Wednesday after the central bank expanded the program.
Germany's Ifo index dropped in April, in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is slowing.
The sight of the head of the IMF waking up France's top finance official during a crisis meeting over Cyprus illustrates a question that is troubling European diplomats: what has happened to France's voice in Europe?
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where retail is under a lot of pressure.
Credit Suisse said on Wednesday first-quarter net profit rose on the year due in part to its investment bank, and flagged a cash dividend.
Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordea, tells CNBC that in the corporate sector it is very much wait and see and corporates are not investing yet.
Expectations that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a rate cut is likely to have a limited impact and could end up being a disappointment, analysts said.
Britain reworked its Funding for Lending Scheme on Wednesday in the hope of getting more credit flowing to small and medium-sized firms and injecting more life into the country's flat-lining economy.
The chairman of one of China's leading real estate investment groups, made famous by his bid to buy a farm in Iceland, says the deal would have been very profitable had it gone through.
Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group says the weak housing market in Europe is a key concern having a direct bearing on the wealth effect.
Stocks are moving higher on better-than-expected earnings, with the FMHR traders; and John Taylor, FX Concepts, shares his market and commodity outlook for investors.
Italy's president held urgent talks on Tuesday aimed at naming a prime minister to head a coalition government and end two months of post-election stalemate.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on a positive Spanish bond auction and better-than-expected French manufacturing data.
Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.
Hungary's central bank cut interest rate to a new record low of 4.75 percent on Tuesday, in an attempt to bolster the flagging economy, as inflation has eased to a record low of 2.2 percent.
Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.
Recent comments by European Central Bank (ECB) governing board members have the market brimming with anticipation of an imminent rate cut. But according to one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisers, the ECB shouldn't cut rates.
After German 10-year bund yields fell to their lowest for several months, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC he would not invest in the safe haven debt.
U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as shares moved higher on better-than-expected PMI data from France.
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European equities opened higher Friday, following their global counterparts after dovish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
James West, senior healthcare analyst for Results Healthcare, talks about biotech stocks and explains the differences biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
David Stubbs, global markets strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, says the Volkswagen scandal is a lesson in the importance of holding a diversified portfolio.