As the Cypriot parliament decides on a deposit levy, the shadow of Russian money in the island looms large.
Christian Gattiker, global investment strategist and head of research at Julius Baer, tells CNBC that the overall European situation remains in control and that only a very messy parliamentary vote on the Cyprus bailout would prompt him to reconsider his positioning.
Patrick Armstrong, managing partner and director of Armstrong Investment believes the attraction of the Cyprus Depositor Tax is that it will reach foreigners with large deposits and says big corporates should avoid having deposits in euro-domiciled countries.
Clem Chambers, CEO at ADVFN says the levy on Cyprus banks is unprecedented and signals your money isn't safe. He also says that EU, ECB and IMF have torn up the rule book and they can do it again.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners says the Cypriot banks are funded by a huge deposit base and the levies are a one off event.
Cyprus' finance minister, Michael Sarris, tells CNBC why he defends the controversial tax on bank deposits.
Gregorio Saichin, Head of Emerging Markets & High Yield Fixed Income Funds at Pioneer Investments, explains how the situation in Cyprus will play out in the sovereign bond markets in the long-term.
The dollar is dipping and the euro is lifting, and this strategist sees a signal that the euro zone could be on the road to economic recovery.
Latvia's Prime Minister hit back at Paul Krugman's criticism of Latvia's austerity measures.
European shares are lower as finance ministers prepare to discuss Cyprus bailout. CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports.
A Cyprus bailout is likely to be close to 10 billion euros ($13 billion), or much lower than forecast thanks to tax measures that are likely to boost revenues.
Chinks are showing in the Italian bond market's resilience to the political stalemate that followed last month's election.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave EU leaders a crash course in macroeconomics late on Thursday, emphasizing his concerns about low productivity and high labor costs hurting the euro zone's prospects.
Inflation pressures in the euro zone are easing, giving governments and central bankers a touch more leeway for stimulus as the region's leaders seek to shift their focus to reviving economic growth.
Hungary's increasingly aggressive moves against media, judiciary and central bank independence will be discussed by European Union heads of states on Friday.
Wariness about inflation stalls the dollar rally and the Bank of England chief's comments steady the pound - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were relatively unchanged in morning trading.
EU officials worked on a rescue package for Cyprus on Friday, hoping to get approval from the IMF and euro zone finance ministers later in the day.
Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, discusses the EU's inquiry into Hungarian constitutional changes.
EU and IMF officials planned to work on a rescue package for Cyprus through the night in Brussels to get an outline of a bailout program to euro zone finance experts.