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European shares closed near 5-year highs on Friday.
ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, defied fears of a profit warning on Friday and kept its earnings forecast for this year, helped by deep cost cutting in Europe.
London's Tech City is "uniquely" placed to become the next Silicon Valley, the woman who heads up the organization told CNBC.
CNBC's Steve Liesman shares highlights of his interview with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, about Europe's economic problems and getting Congress and the White House to strike a deal on the budget.
Roger Altman, Evercore Partners chairman & founder, discusses the impact of free markets on Europe's austerity plan.
The head of the Co-operative Bank stepped down on Friday, after agency Moody's downgraded its debt ratings and said it might have to ask for money to bolster its capital.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports the FTSE 100 still up to its best 5-year levels, and yields continue to go lower at Italy's T-Bill auction.
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, about Europe's fiscal problems and the balance between austerity and growth.
Jack Lew, U.S. Treasury secretary, discusses the global economy on the sidelines of the G7 meeting.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CNBC on Friday that the U.S. debt ceiling would not be reached until September.
Craig Veysey, head of fixed income at Sanlam Private Investments, believes European short-dated maturity bonds will not go any lower and advises reallocating towards corporate debts.
The EU and Canada are near to signing an historic $28 billion free trade agreement but a row over the labeling of Canadian oil as "dirty" in Europe could threaten the deal.
German imports and exports rose in March after falling the previous month in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is pulling away from a contraction at the end of 2012.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open, where stocks are in slightly higher.
Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali reported first quarter earnings that beat expectations on Friday, results which the group's chief executive called "solid" as restructuring starts to pay off.
Britain's telecoms company BT raised its core earnings and cash flow outlook on Friday after cost cuts and strong demand for its broadband.
Italy's economy minister said he did not believe additional tax hikes and spending cuts would be necessary in 2013.
Boris Johnson the Mayor of London, tells CNBC that it would be "totally mad" for Europe to react to its poor economy by going after "bankers in Britain".
Peter Griffin, Head of Global Risk Assessment and Sovereign Fixed Income at Global Interest Rates Limited says the lower yields seen in Europe come on the back of Japanese buying.
Pankaj Ghemawat, Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School says there are few sources of global growth and thus markets are cheering Japan's stimulus in hope that the country will come out of 2 decades of stagnation. He also discusses the growth outlook for Asia including China and India.
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The "iconic London building", the Gherkin, has been put on the market for $1.1 billion. Julian Stocks, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on potential buyers and the London office sector.
Carlos Caicedo, principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, says that Argentina defaulting and then restructuring its debt a few months later could lead to capital flight, currency fluctuations and social unrest.
Hans Humes, founder and CEO of Greylock Capital, discusses Argentina's bond woes and says holdout bondholders need "some kind of gesture" from the country.