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  • Cashin says: Nobody rings a bell at the top     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss the Twitter IPO. It was very tightly placed, he says. They also discuss Draghi's decision to cut interest rates in Europe.

  • Europe made a surprise rate cut Thursday. Paul Christopher, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Jurrien Timmer, Fidelity Investments, discuss momentum in Europe's economy.

  • ECB has proved it's listening: Renault CEO     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, says that by cutting its rate, the ECB has shown it is listening to the market and helping Europe's "slow recovery".

  • Should the ECB have cut its rate?     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rolf Schneider, head of macro research at Allianz SE, says the ECB's decision to cut its main interest rate was not the right one as it won't improve conditions "that strongly".

  • Euro slumps vs dollar on surprise ECB rate cut, US data Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    The euro fell to a more than seven-week low against the dollar after the European Central Bank shocked investors by cutting interest rates.

  • Gold ends near 3-week low on ECB rate cut, US data Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    Gold fell to a three-week low, surrendering initial gains made after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low.

  • CNBC to Draghi: Is this the bazooka?     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Geoff Cutmore questions ECB president, Mario Draghi, on his communications strategy and whether the latest rate cut is a "bazooka" against "deflationary tanks" facing the euro zone.

  • Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, urges euro area governments to continue to implement the "needed structural reforms" to "sustain fiscal adjustments".

  • ECB stance to remain 'accommodative': Draghi     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains that the refinancing rate was lowered due to an expected "prolonged period of low inflation" and "subdued" monetary and credit dynamics.

  • Draghi's rate cut explanation     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks at the ECB's decision to cut rates .25 percent.

  • GDP better than expected at 2.8%     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman talk about a better-than-expected GDP number and the ECB's decision to drop rates .25 percent. Also, initial jobless claims are down 9,000 to 336,000.

  • ECB cuts key rate by .25%     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 8:02 AM ET

    Geoff Cutmore, CNBC Europe, discusses the European Central Bank's decision to cut a key interest rate by .25 percent, ahead of the ECB's 8:30 press conference.

  • Europe cuts rates     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick reports the European Central Bank has decided to cut a key interest rate to .25 percent.

  • ECB rate cut was not a 'panic' reaction: Pro     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    Michael Mewes, head of the fixed income group in Frankfurt at JP Morgan Asset Management, says that the European Central Bank's rate cut was a sign that it is supporting the European economy.

  • Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, and Justin Knight, head of European rates strategy at UBS, discuss whether the European Central Bank's rate cut will bring the desired effect.

  • ECB rate cut in the 'Christmas stocking': Pro     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:15 AM ET

    James Round, vice president of LBBW Landesbank Baden - Württemberg, says that the European Central Bank could cut rates in December.

  • ECB rate cut: Analysis and reaction Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 5:33 AM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    The European Central Bank cuts its main interest rate to 0.25 percent from 0.50 percent on Thursday, sending the euro sharply lower.

  • Can the ECB can do anything the Fed does?     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at Unicredit, says the ECB has exactly the same tools as the Fed and that the euro strength is "not as dramatic as it appears".

  • ECB won't change rates: Economist     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Keiko Peters, economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the ECB to keep its policy unchanged but highlights that the central bank is ready to use "all instruments available."

  • Hamish Pepper, Forex Strategist, Asia Pacific at Barclays thinks the European central bank will hold off on easing until December.

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