European markets closed higher on reports that the ECB is set to buy around 50 billion euros per month of government bonds for around a year.
Italian business leaders told CNBC that banking reforms could help strengthen Italy's sclerotic banking system as a whole.
European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.
Europe shares extended losses on Friday, tracking declines on Wall Street.
Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.
ECB cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a report on failed health checks.
European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi left investors wanting more.
The ECB gave more details of its asset purchase program on Thursday, but left markets uneasy by failing to give clear guidance on their size.
European markets closed higher on Monday, following suit with Asia after a turnaround on Wall Street on Friday.
Any brief respite at the start of the trading week looked increasingly like a "dead cat bounce" on Wednesday, with global investors continuing to shun equities.
Global equity markets slumped Thursday amid concerns over U.S. economic growth and weaker-than-expected data from China and the euro zone.
European stocks ended the day lower with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.
Italy’s largest lender returned to profitability in the first quarter, as it cleaned up its balance sheet ahead of euro zone bank health checks.
European stocks closed higher on Monday for a fifth-consecutive day, with investors anticipating stimulus measures from the ECB.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as riskier assets were shunned by investors on concerns about a possible military strike on Syria.
European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.
European shares pared losses to close marginally lower on Thursday, after upbeat economic reports from the U.S.
Journalists seem to be outnumbering Cypriots standing in lines at banks in Nicosia. That's good news, right?
Small companies struggling to repay loans in Italy and Spain signal bigger problems on the horizon for the euro zone after the dust has settled on Cyprus's last-ditch bailout.
There is serious damage accumulating in European banks, yet at least for today, Cyprus isn't all to blame.