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  • Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair' Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair'

    Talking about Italy's new reforms, Fabrizio Saccomanni, former finance minister of Italy, says a lot depends on what the priorities are when it comes to Italy's reforms.

  • Is a weak euro bad for Europe? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is a weak euro bad for Europe?

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says that the weaker euro is a "fantastic boost" for Europe, with many industries benefiting.

  • Are UK house prices on the rise? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Are UK house prices on the rise?

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses house prices in the U.K. and how they vary.

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed largely flat to lower on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news and considered the implications of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newly launched quantitative easing (QE) program.

  • Carney pushes down idea of BoE rate hike Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Carney pushes down idea of BoE rate hike

    The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, has dampened expectations of a rate hike for the U.K. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, says Carney's in a similar situation as the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Spain's Sabadell bids for TSB: Analyst Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Spain's Sabadell bids for TSB: Analyst

    British bank, TSB, has confirmed a £1.7bn approach by the Spanish bank, Sabadell. Filippo Alloatti, senior credit analyst at Hermes Investment Management, discusses further.

  • Up to Greece to ensure finances are stable: Weidmann Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Up to Greece to ensure finances are stable: Weidmann

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann tells CNBC it's important that the ECB stick to the rules when it comes to Emergency Liquidity Assistance(ELA), but refused to comment on rumors that Greece's ELA had been increased.

  • Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance?

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann explains why he's previously criticized the implementation of QE, saying inflation levels were linked to oil prices which are now starting to boost economies across the continent.

  • German economy 'robust': Weidmann Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    German economy 'robust': Weidmann

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann tells CNBC that domestic consumption is helping a sustainable recovery in Germany.

  • Russia and Ukraine: Pressure points loom Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers drive in the direction of the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 16, 2015 in Artemivsk, Ukraine.

    The battle to shape Ukraine and Russia’s future is far from over, with further key events expected later this week.

  • Providing financing to small businesses Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Providing financing to small businesses

    IWOCA is a credit facility for small businesses, which has just partnered with Alibaba and ezbob. Christoph Rieche, CEO, discusses further.

  • The fizzy future of champagne Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    The fizzy future of champagne

    Francoise Peretti, director of the UK Champagne Bureau, discusses why the champagne business is still booming.

  • Guidi: QE is perfectly aligned for Italy Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Guidi: QE is perfectly aligned for Italy

    Federica Guidi, minister for economic development in Italy, says that the European Central Bank's quantitative easing is perfectly aligned with Italy's needs.

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6% Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro.

  • The weak euro and auto makers Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    The weak euro and auto makers

    How much impact is the fall in euro having on European automakers? CNBC's Phil Le Beau files this report.

  • Elections: The effect on UK equities Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Elections: The effect on UK equities

    As the U.K. elections get closer, Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, says the markets seem to have adjusted to the fact that the U.K. elections won't result in one single party winning.

  • Euro parity: Inevitable? Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro parity: Inevitable?

    As the euro dips below $1.06, will the single currency hit parity with the dollar? Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, weighs in.

  • Cecchetti: ECB QE is already a success Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Cecchetti: ECB's QE is already a success

    Stephen Cecchetti, professor of international economics and finance at Brandeis International Business School, says that the quantitative easing program is already a success, however, the risk-sharing aspect may be problematic for Europe.

  • Fitch warns on high-yield debt Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Fitch warns on high-yield debt

    Ed Eyerman, managing director at Fitch Ratings, talks about the company's latest report, which warns investors on buying into European high-yield debt.

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

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