Tensions around Ukraine will dominate markets Friday as diplomatic efforts are expected to generate buzz ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea.» Read More
Elke Koenig, Bafin president, argues for one single European stress test and says the U.S. regulator's decision to ring-fence its national banks against foreign ones will not make banking safer.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors focus on Fed Chair Yellen's testimony before Congress, and the future of Ukraine.
Domenico Crapanzano, head of European rates at Jefferies, says that the OMT has worked out "pretty well" for the ECB and that negative rates are more likely than another round of quantitative easing.
The Bundesbank is unlikely to participate in the ECB's OMT program even if the European Justice Court deems it legal, argues Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic research.
Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic research, says that the European Central Bank has a "very limited mandate" and making the currency union converges is not part of it.
It is in the overall global interest to help the Ukraine return to a peaceful and competitive position, says former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, discussing the economic crisis facing the Ukraine.
CNBC's Julia Chatterly reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as reports have surfaced that banks in China have started to tighten loans to property-related industries.
Michael Sneyd, foreign exchange analyst at BNP Paribas, says the euro/dollar will get a boost from strong IFO data on Monday, but warns that "soft data" will dampen the euro for the rest of the week.
CNBC's Carolin Roth reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a U.S. Dollar recovery against the Japanese Yen.
Justin Knight, strategist at UBS, and Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, discuss the upcoming ruling on the European Central Bank's ability to use the OMT.
Thu Lan Nguyen, EMEA foreign exchange strategist at Commerzbank, says that the subdued reaction to Italy's political woes is due to the ECB's "extremely good job."
Some banks will fail the European Central Bank's stress tests says Bill Winters, CEO of Renshaw Bay, adding that the ECB is very keen for them to be "credible".
CNBC's Sara Eisen and Steve Liesman each make a case as to which central banker did a better job at saving their economies.
The stress tests will provide clarity about the European banking environment and thus help the region's recovery says Lars Machenil, CFO at BNP Paribas.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors cheered Fed Chair Janet Yellen's reassurance of supportive U.S. monetary policy.
Severin Cabannes, deputy CEO at Société Générale, says the ECB stress tests are a "key process" to restore credibility and stop the "fragmentation" of the region's banking sector.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await testimony from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including news Barclays is launching an investigation after reports personal details of 27,000 customers has been stolen and sold.
The German Constitutional Court's decision on the European Central Bank's OMT program might seem promising for markets, but things are not so simple, writes Hans-Werner Sinn.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses the euro following the ECB's choice to leave rates unchanged on low inflation expectations.