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Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Thursday that the difference between the yield on Italian and German benchmark bonds had narrowed thanks to a return of investor faith in Italy and said he hoped the trend would continue.
Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young, tells CNBC that from an economic point of view 2013 is not going to be much better for the euro zone than 2012.
The FTSE 100 could rally another 300 points after topping 6,000 on Wednesday for the first time since July 2011, according to Sandy Jadeja, chief technical analyst at U.K. brokerage City Index.
The best way to play Japan, Europe, Latin America and China in 2013, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
Jeremy Siegel, Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, explains whether there is any way to separate how much of today's gains are "fiscal cliff" related or a pop based on fundamentals.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe, as stocks jumped after U.S. lawmakers passed a budget deal last night.
Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti pledged to cut labor taxes to fuel growth on Wednesday as he shed his neutral technocrat stance and fired the opening salvo of his campaign for a second term.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European markets made solid gains after Congress approved a bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to a 15-month high of 51.4 in December from an upwardly revised 49.2 in November - a far stronger increase than any predicted in a Reuters poll of 24 economists.
The much-maligned peripheral economies of the euro zone are showing some encouraging signs, leading to talk of a revaluation which would have seemed optimistic for most of last year.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that despite the fiscal cliff he still has confidence that US equity returns will be positive this year.
The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, tells CNBC that the gap between Europe and the United States has never been greater.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS shares his views on whether the European Central Bank will step in and do more in 2013.
CNBC's Steve Sedgwick takes you through the open of the European market on the 2nd of January 2013.
Ireland will be the poster child of austerity success and will emerge from economic ruin to achieve strong growth and job creation, the country's deputy prime minister told CNBC.
Armed robbers targeted an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve, taking thousands of euros (dollars) worth of goods, a police official said on Tuesday.
Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Credit Agricole Corporation, tells CNBC that 2013 will see more rallying in the yields of periphery markets.
Warmer temperatures mean soon you may have to pay more for your favorite Bordeaux — if you can find it, the Global Post reports.
This year risks being a "groundhog year" for the U.K.'s embattled economy as it threatens to repeat much of 2012's gloom, according to an influential think tank.
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Jane Foley, senior FX strategist at Rabobank, gives her currency predictions if there is a rate hike by the Federal Reserve in 2015.
European equities closed mixed on Friday after a choppy end to trading in July, as investors eyed key earnings.
Blanka Kolenikova, senior analyst at IHS Country Risk, explains why the markets are ready for the Greek stock exchange to reopen.