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Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in mixed.
Andrew Sentance, senior economic advisor for PwC, tells CNBC that the French economy is not going to grow very much this year and the country needs to halt unemployment.
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said the ECB is still able to take policy action to address the euro zone crisis, a German newspaper reported on Thursday.
A Milan appeals court upheld a four-year sentence for tax fraud against former prime minister and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as the risk-on rally continues.
The risk-on rally continued on Wednesday, with European shares extending gains to close higher, boosted by upbeat Chinese export data.
Peter Schoenfeld, P. Schoenfeld Asset Management CEO, shares his thoughts on shareholder involvement; and where he is finding investment opportunities in Europe.
Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says "very low bond yields" are driven the markets' rally.
Rick Santelli tells investors why they need to carefully watch European developments early next week. (2:52)
Investments in Europe is picking up, says William Vrattos, York Capital Management, providing an outlook on fixed income assets.
Germany's road infrastructure is crippled by mishandling more common in a communist state than a free-market one, according to German economist Hans-Werner Sinn.
Police have detained 31 people over the heist of $50 million in diamonds in February after coordinated raids in Belgium, France and Switzerland, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Germany's DAX breached its peak set in 2007 on Tuesday, but data released just a day earlier showed Germany's services industry contracted in April.
The decision by the Slovenian government to postpone a parliamentary vote on its budget deficit is the latest blow to the country's plans to overcome its crisis.
Sir Alex Ferguson, legendary manager of Manchester United will retire after the club's final match on Sunday, reports CNBC's Ross Westgate.
Trevor Stirling, senior research analyst for European beverages at Sanford Bernstein, describes the big trends likely to impact brewers over the next few years.
The economic situation in the euro area worsened in the second quarter, according to an advance reading by the Ifo World Economic Survey (WES), though expectations for the next six months have brightened.
Alex Donohue, PR officer at Ladbrokes, says Jose Mourinho is seen as the best bet to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United
Scott Evans, head of equity salesat Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says the current monetary policy is creating a bubble and expects the European equity rally to be short-lived as longer term structural issues remain.
Cyprus was warned about its "excessive economic imbalances" and was told that financial assistance was "unavoidable" months before it requested aid, the vice president of the European Commission said on Wednesday.
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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.