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  • Go Long on Peripheral Banks: Pro     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why Draghi's comments on lending to SMEs reinforce his views that investors should be long on peripheral banks and corporates.

  • Mario Draghi Calls for Continued Austerity Measures Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    ECB President Mario Draghi

    ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday called on EU nations to continue austerity measures and warned against raising taxes, which he said were already very high.

  • Should You Be Long on the Euro?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the euro's fall following Draghi's comments, and says now is the time to be long on euro.

  • Would a Negative Deposit Rate Help the Euro?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, investment editor at the Financial Times, discusses how an ECB negative deposit rate would affect the market, and how the euro reacted to Draghi's comments on Thursday.

  • Draghi Confesses to Pope: We Are Frustrated, Too Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    What do you do when the Pope tweets about rising unemployment in Europe, but the trillions of euros pumped into the financial system fail to get the economy going?

  • Draghi: Easy Monetary Stance as Long as Needed Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    The ECB on Thursday cut its main refinancing rate by 25 basis points to 0.5 percent, the first rate cut since July 2012, a move Mario Draghi said should help the economy.

  • Copper's Slip Signals Party's Over for Stocks: Analyst Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."

  • How Will the Euro React to ECB Decision?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, talks about how the euro is likely to react to the ECB's announcement, and how an indication that a major lending program is coming would boost confidence.

  • ECB Should Focus on Other Measures: Pro     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says that the ECB should focus on non-standard measures which would be more conducive to a faster recovery.

  • UK Banks Return to Favor in Turnaround Year Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    After five long years of deleveraging, the U.K. banking sector finally looks ready to make a comeback, with 2013 set to be a turnaround year.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await a decision on interest rates from the European Central Bank.

  • Italy Warned of 'Sudden Changes' in Market Sentiment Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:37 AM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    Italy might be making friends around Europe for its anti-austerity stance, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the country must stick to implementing spending cuts.

  • Should Investors Fear the Fearless Market? Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:22 AM ET

    The global economy continues to show signs of slowing, yet stock markets are back near their highs for the year with analysts questioning how long this sentiment will last.

  • How Could the ECB Surprise?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, says the ECB could surprise with non-standard measures and that a less than 25bps rate cut would disappoint.

  • DBS Profits Are Sustainable: CEO     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Piyush Gupta, CEO at DBS, says DBS, southeast Asia's biggest bank, can sustain a large part of its profits and explains why he is not worried about a slowdown in China or euro zone troubles.

  • ECB Under Political Pressure to Do More Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:04 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is under increasing political pressure to act to save the euro zone's moribund economy, with the Irish head of state the latest leader to urge the central bank to change course.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in April Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    The rot spreading through euro zone manufacturers persisted through April, a business survey showed, bolstering expectations for an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank later on Thursday.

  • WIll an ECB Rate Cut Be Enough?     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura and Tobias Blattner, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, discuss the expected rate cut at the ECB and what further measures could be taken.

  • Europe Needs Investment & Cuts: CEO     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Robert Simoncic, CEO of Slovak Investment & Trade Development, tells CNBC that for Slovakia it is important that Europe is fiscally responsible as they are heading towards less than 3 percent deficit.

  • European Market Opens Lower     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Tso takes you through the European market open, where stocks are down ahead of the ECB meeting.

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