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Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European markets, which closed lower on Thursday.
David Milleker, chief economist at Union Investment, tells CNBC that the ECB have paved the way for a rate cut, but questions whether it would actually have the positive effect they desire.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC that Mario Draghi and the ECB must now start trying to "engineer a recovery" in the vein of Bernanke and Kuroda.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why Cyprus is not a template for the rest of the euro zone and says he's "sure" Jeroen Dijsselbloem was misunderstood.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains the constraints the body is working under and why its power is limited.
Strong data from the U.K. services sector in March, coupled with better retail and consumer confidence, may indicate an improving British economy, easing worries that it could enter a triple-dip recession.
James Round, vice president of the LBBW Landesbank Baden, believes Draghi will focus on getting funds to small and medium enterprises by easing up on collateral requirements, or through launching a purchasing scheme.
Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at the National Australian Bank, tells CNBC that recent history suggests a pull back is due, with equities 'prone for a correction' as markets get complacent.
The Bank of England opted on Thursday not to pump new money into Britain's stagnant economy, despite a new remit that gives it clearer leeway to disregard above-target inflation.
Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, tells CNBC that markets are much more ambivalent to political machinations than two years ago.
Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says the continued money-printing by the ECB is making matters worse.
A resurgence in European initial public offerings (IPOs) this year, seen recently with the Moleskin’s listing in Milan, will continue with further offerings in Germany in the second quarter, according to Goldman Sachs.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were mixed ahead of policy decisions by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
Online currency bitcoin had 20 percent knocked off its price overnight on Thursday as one of its major exchanges became the victim of a hacking attack leading to a sell-off in the virtual currency after reaching an all-time high.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, and Guillaume Menuet, European economist at Citi, discuss why the ECB should cut rates in the near future.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, questions whether Cyprus is still a part of the European monetary union despite keeping the euro.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, tells CNBC that the ECB's OMT is a 'very powerful force' driving 'surprising resilience' in peripheral bond markets.
Has Cyprus extended capital controls by another week? That's the mystery facing the market on Thursday.
Alasdair Warren, head of European equity capital at Goldman Sachs, tells CNBC that Moleskine's difficult start shouldn't scare off other potential IPOs just yet, as they chose a tough market day to debut.
Stephane Deo, global head of asset allocation at UBS, warns that markets are now pricing in bank risk, which Mario Draghi and the ECB must address on Thursday.
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Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, says there is an opportunity to look at stocks that didn't participate in the "Draghi rally" with "durable" names such as LVMH and SAP.
Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, says China has been a "cash cow" for drink-makers, but the slowdown is having a big impact on sales.
Maurice Lévy CEO of Publicis, says growth in Europe is showing strength but caution still remains.