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European shares rebound from lows as investors look ahead to a week of high profile meetings between European leaders and officials.
Alastair McCaig, senior trader at IG, discusses events that could impact the market such as Portugal's court ruling on austerity and Slovenia's possible bailout.
The rejection of austerity by Portugal's main court puts new pressure on the country's faltering reform program and the euro zone, analysts told CNBC.
Neil Dwane, CIO for equities for Europe at Allianz Gloabl Investor, tells CNBC that despite offering little value, bonds remain attractive to investors because "Draghi has their back".
CNBC's Kelly Evans, reports from Brussels ahead of the U.S. Treasury Secretary's visit.
Luciano Jannelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, discusses Portugal's situation and possible solutions after a court ruled key austerity measures were unconstitutional.
Portugal's prime minister told his country Sunday to brace for even harder times after a court ruling forced his government to find more savings through steep spending cuts.
The Cyprus bailout shows banks can be wound down despite difficulties, European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said in an interview on Sunday, adding the situation on the island had stabilized.
Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian says the key assumptions of a Cyprus reform program that recently came out of the troika are already outdated.
Bank chiefs at HBOS, once one of Britain's biggest banks, were condemned as a "model of self-delusion", in a damming report by Britain's Banking Standards Commission on Friday.
European shares closed lower on Friday after U.S. jobs data came in well below expectations, raising concerns that the recovery in the world's largest economy is weakening.
Successive Slovenian governments have refused to privatize the country's banks, which made disastrous loans to politically connected business interests and now threaten to drag the country center stage in the euro zone debt crisis.
Buoyed by new opinion polls showing a lead for his center-right coalition, Berlusconi said on Friday Italy must return to the polls quickly unless the center left agrees to govern with him.
Restructuring specialist Hilco said on Friday it had bought British entertainment retailer HMV, securing the future of the 92-year-old high street firm and 2,500 jobs.
Italy's fiscal deficit narrowed in the final quarter of 2012 to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product, compared with 2.6 percent in the same period of 2011.
Spain's banking bailout last year is now a distant memory. But according to one strategist, Spain's fragile economy now faces the possibility of tipping over into a renewed credit crunch.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe.
Spanish fishing company Pescanova said early on Friday it would file for insolvency after failing to reach an agreement with its creditors.
Interest in bitcoins has reached fever pitch around the world helping the price soar to an all-time high earlier this week, and Finland is firmly tuned into the zeitgeist more so than even the U.S. or Japan.
Davide Serra, founder and CEO of Algebris Investments, tells CNBC why he doesn't expect Europe to become like Japan, suggesting that the ECB's help is much more conditional than its BoJ counterpart.
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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.