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  • 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.

  • Activist Investor Knight Calls for UBS Break Up Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

    UBS shareholder Knight Vinke Asset Management has called for a separation of its wealth management division from its investment banking division, which it claims has tarnished its reputation and damaged client trust.

  • Reinhart, Rogoff: Austerity Is Not the Only Answer Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:32 AM ET
    Carmen Reinhart

    The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.

  • Italy's Letta Wins French Backing for Focus on Growth Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Rate Cut Is Irrelevant for Growth: Economist     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, tells CNBC that regardless of an ECB rate cut it would not alter her growth forecast.

  • The Case For and Against a Cut     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    The ECB is widely expected to cut its main interest rate today, the first time in ten months. Julia Chatterley and Geoff Cutmore report from the ECB meeting place in the capital of Slovakia.

  • Expect Euro Zone Economy to Stabilize     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:40 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank expects the Euro Zone economy to stabilize in next few months. He says there's a 60% chance the ECB will reduce the refi rate by 25bps either at the May or June meeting.

  • ECB Could Hold Rates     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer at Western Union Business Solutions thinks the ECB will hold rates at the May meeting because there's not enough pressure within the ECB board to do so.

  • How to Play the Euro on ECB Rate Cut     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays predicts that the ECB will cut interest rates, and tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the euro in the wake of that.

  • ECB Seen Joining Central Banks With Rate Cuts Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

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