"Proactive vigilance" is needed to safeguard the "hard won" solvency of Spain's banking system, and Europe needs to do more to ease Spain's financial woes, the IMF has warned.» Read More
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Monday the European Union should finance early retirement schemes as a way of combating high youth unemployment.
France's Socialist government contains eight millionaires, a list of ministers' personal assets showed on Monday, dealing a blow to the image built by President Francois Hollande.
Diego Moya Ocampos, Latin America analyst at IHS, talks to CNBC about the surprisingly narrow victory of Chavez's candidate in Venezuela and the possibility of a recount.
European shares closed lower on Monday, after news of an unexpected slowdown in China sparked a commodities sell-off.
James Butterfill, global equity strategist at Coutts, tells CNBC why he remains cautious on U.S. equities despite expecting better-than-anticipated earnings.
James Kynge, principal of China Confidential at the Financial Times, says the disappointing Chinese quarterly growth is a "blip", as funding for construction projects and fixed asset investments remain very strong.
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, explains that the U.S. dollar has recovered against commodity-currencies following the drop in gold prices.
Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, tells CNBC that the drop in gold prices is due to "forced selling".
James Lockhart-Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that the Venezuelan economy will continue to struggle after the elections.
Dirk Schoenmaker, dean of the Duisenberg School of Finance, tells CNBC that European banks are weak and need to be recapitalized in order to kick-start the recovery.
Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, takes a look at the technical charts on dollar-yen and French government bonds.
European shares extended their losses on Friday with the release of retail sales data in the U.S. which showed a fall in March consumer spending.
Ronnie Chopra, head of strategy at Tradenext, explains why Barclays' recent share price fall is the perfect opportunity to buy the stock.
Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, tells CNBC that the dollar-yen will break the 100 level.
Simon Maughan, financials sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, tells CNBC that the banking sector is being "dragged along" by the market and questions why anyone would want to own bank shares.
Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, tells CNBC that its difficult to assess the bailout costs for Cyprus and these costs could rise.
Olli Rehn, vice president of the European Commission, explains why the Cyprus growth forecasts are being revised.
Claus Vistesen, editor at Variant Perception and James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, discuss gold prices and how the news that the Bank of Cyprus might sell its gold reserves has impacted the market.
Bank privacy is a "holy cow" for Austrians, Herbert Stepic, CEO of Austria's Raiffeisen Bank, tells CNBC. France has threatened to blacklist Austria if it will not move in line with EU efforts to combat tax avoidance.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, gives CNBC a technical look at the S&P 500.