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European shares closed down on Friday after the release of retail sales data in the U.S. which showed a fall in March consumer spending.
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.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on what moved Friday's markets. European shares extended losses after data in the U.S. showed a drop in March consumer spending.
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.
Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, tells CNBC that its difficult to assess the bailout costs for Cyprus and these costs could rise.
European Union finance ministers agreed on Friday to extend the maturities of emergency loans extended to Ireland and Portugal by the European Union by seven years.
Olli Rehn, vice president of the European Commission, explains why the Cyprus growth forecasts are being revised.
An inventory of French ministers' assets could set off a storm when it goes public on Monday, exposing a handful of millionaires in the Socialist government.
Output at euro zone factories rose greater than expected in the month of February on a jump in energy production, a sign of growing demand giving hope of a return to growth.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks slip lower ahead of the euro zone meeting.
Reports circulating in Europe say the president of Cyprus planned to ask the European Union for "extra assistance," but not an increase in bailout loans, says CNBC's Julia Chatterley.
Rumors that the country had asked for a further 10 billion euros of aid added to the growing storm over the country's bailout.
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Peter Spiegel, Brussels bureau chief for the Financial Times, discusses what is on the agenda at the Eurogroup meeting taking place in Dublin.
The CEO of one of Austria's largest banks has hit back at France's budget minister who called for the country to be less opaque and reveal who holds accounts in the nation's banks.
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, tells CNBC that Cyprus is going to go through a very tough time and the growth strategy is up to the Cypriot government.
Francesco Filia, CEO and CIO of Fasanara Capital, explains how the crisis in Cyprus has impacted his medium to long-term strategy and created a genuine case for a euro zone break-up.
Julia Chatterley models the official Eurogroup poncho ahead of the European finance ministers' meeting in Dublin
Europe's finance ministers meeting in Dublin on Friday faced a renewed crisis on multiple fronts, with a backlash against austerity acting as a gloomy backdrop.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in lower ahead of the euro zone meeting.
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Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.
Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.
European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.