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  • There is "nothing compelling" to justify recent investor enthusiasm in the peripheral European economies, especially Spain, says John Kray a director at S&P Capital IQ.

  • ECB can't stimulate growth without reform: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Without structural reforms there is "nothing" the ECB can do to stimulate growth in peripheral countries, says Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.

  • Santelli Exchange: Overstating growth?     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and James Bianco, Bianco Research president, break down today's jobs report. Bianco says the jobs being created are not creating wage pressure and productivity.

  • European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says that the euro exchange rate is not a "policy target" but is "very important" for price stability in the euro zone.

  • Inside Europe's economy     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    I think for the moment the ECB is in a wait-and-see stance, says Peter Schaffrik, RBC Capital Markets, providing perspective on Europe's economy and how the ECB's rate decision will likely impact the euro.

  • EU ABS revamp would boost lending: EIB     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Dario Scannapieco, vice president of SMEs at the European Investment Bank, says that a "revamp" of the asset backed security market in Europe would boost bank lending in the region.

  • Decoding Draghi's next move     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, provides a preview of the ECB's decision on interest rates. We're still trying to work out whether we go any lower on a negative deposit rate, says Cutmore.

  • Why aren't European banks lending more?     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Huw Pill, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, discusses why banks in the euro zone are not lending more to businesses, ahead of the European Central Bank meeting.

  • More dovish measures from ECB ahead: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Luis Costa, emerging market strategist at Citi, says the European Central Bank will introduce "dovish" policies to unlock growth in the euro zone over the next few months.

  • Will there be further action from the ECB?     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    Jonathan Webb, Head of FX Strategy, Jefferies Bache and Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, discuss their expectations for Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.

  • Europe does not need QE: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    Bob Baur, chief global economist at Principal Global Investors, says European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has taken "appropriate" steps to tackle the euro zone's economic problems.

  • Inflation: 'ECB will have to do more'     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Janet Henry, chief European economist at HSBC, says the latest euro zone inflation data show that inflation for the bloc is still lower than expected and comments on ECB action.

  • Global markets: Barclays in focus     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including the trading action in Barclays after the bank was slapped with accusations of securities fraud by NY AG Schneiderman.

  • Are carry trades getting risky? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:59 PM ET

    Expectations interest rates will be lower for longer have spurred "carry trades" funded by low-yielding currencies, but some warn it's not a safe bet.

  • Euro dips on data; Aussie and Kiwi jump Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars both jumped on Monday, after a promising China manufacturing survey.

  • Is Europe the new Japan?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Jay Bryson, global economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says that while Europe is doing better, it is unlikely to see a huge acceleration and that it's similar to Japan in the 90s.

  • ECB: Too early for QE?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, says it's still early for the ECB to start thinking about quantitative easing and comments on bank lending in the euro zone.

  • Lagarde: QE needed if low inflation persists     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:08 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, discusses what she hopes to see from the European Central Bank.

  • ECB plans will boost bank lending: Pro     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, says the European economy is a lot more dependent on bank lending than in the U.S. and that the ECB's latest action should help in that regard.

  • Remember inflation? Fed may face old nemesis Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Of all the ills afflicting the U.S. economy, inflation has been pretty low on the list. Looks like it's time to add it back.