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CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on better-than-expected earnings from big banks.
Napolitano rescued Italy in 2011 by replacing Berlusconi with technocrat Mario Monti. Italy's fate once again depends on the man affectionately known as "King George."
Tom Carstairs, analyst at Berenberg, highlights that results from European re-insurers have been quite strong and explains why he expects pricing pressure to impact the sector in Q3.
An influx of people from crisis-hit European countries has led to the biggest surge in German immigration in nearly 20 years.
Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen, CEO of Carlsberg, comments on quarterly results and outlines the strategy for the rest of the year with M&As in Asia, regulatory headwinds in Russia and challenges in Europe.
Paul Kavanagh, partner and senior market strategist at Killik & Co, discusses expectations ahead of HSBC's quarterly results and says that the costs cutting program will be the thing to watch.
Anastasios Economou, founder of iGroup and YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) member, tells CNBC the Cyprus crisis has led to CEO confidence in the core European countries hitting its lowest level, as indicated by the YPO Global Pulse.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.
The U.K.'s future in Europe returned to the political agenda on Tuesday after a former finance minister said the case for a British exit from the European Union "is clear."
Danish brewer Carlsberg kept its 2013 outlook unchanged after first-quarter operating profits and revenue rose more than forecast, partly aided by strong Asia sales.
Societe Generale, France's No. 2 listed bank, reported a 50 percent slump in quarterly profit on Tuesday on the back of a weakening domestic economy and one-off charges.
Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Markets Consultant at Saxo Bank discusses the impact of further ECB rate cuts including the option of negative deposit rates.
European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi's latest comments that further monetary easing in the euro area is possible is making euro bulls think twice, say currency analysts.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Monday's market moving events in Europe, as shares trimmed losses after comments from the ECB's Mario Draghi.
European stocks close off their lows Monday, after hitting five-year highs last week, amid hopes for further central bank stimulus and as investors largely shrugged off a tepid euro zone economic report.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, believes European bond yields will remain very low despite disappointing data because "they're the ultimate safe haven".
The French benchmark CAC index has performed strongly, suggesting that local politics are not of great concern to the market.
Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, says the European equity rally still has some length to go because of a "small rotation".
After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.
The ECB can cut its main policy rate even further after decreasing it to a new record low on Thursday, ECB Executive Board member Coeure said.
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