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CNBC's Ross Westgate reports U.K. shares moved higher on positive manufacturing data; while most European markets remained closed for the May Day public holiday.
A German political memo which is critical of the French government and accuses the country of being "Europe's biggest problem child" has been leaked to a German national newspaper.
Analysts question whether an ECB rate cut on Thursday will offer any relief to small businesses and households in the euro zone.
Moody's rating agency's double notch downgrade of Slovenia to junk status puts the country firmly in the spotlight again amid rising concerns that the heavily-indebted country may seek a bailout.
It may be an old cliche but the term "sell in May and go away, buy again on Leger's day", looks increasingly like competent equity advice, according one analyst.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC that in his opinion the euro zone is turning Japanese, with even the demographics looking the same as Japan fifteen years ago.
Since the financial crash five years ago, the economic world can clearly be separated into two factions: the "austerians" and the "spendanigans."
Karen Tso takes you through the market open, where many of the European bourses are closed for a bank holiday.
London’s department store Selfridges said BlackBerry's new Q10 model is its “fastest-ever selling” technology product, but analysts remain unconvinced that this high demand will help the mobile maker remain relevant in a tough market.
Millions of children in Europe face lower life expectancy and higher risks of becoming homeless as the economic crisis continues, organizations and social policy experts told CNBC.
More than 80 countries are recognizing their labor movements with a national holiday. But for the millions of unemployed Europeans, the celebrations won't help the pain. CNBC's Robert Sawatzky reports.
John Noonan, Senior FX Analyst at Thomson Reuters and Kumar Palghat, Director of Kapstream discuss the expectations for the ECB rate decision on Thursday.
A collective howl of protest and despair will resound through Europe's streets and squares on Wednesday at the annual May 1 rallies. The Financial Times reports.
Jim Cramer is starting to wonder if events in Europe are about to have a major impact on the US stocks.
It seems a growing chorus of investors are turning skeptical. Should you join their ranks?
Shares of Best Buy are up 10 percent today as the company announces it is selling its joint venture in Europe. Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, discusses how to play the stock now.
Cyprus's parliament voted to back an EU bailout on Tuesday, tying lawmakers to impose substantial losses on bank depositors, and wind down one of the its biggest banks.
European shares pared gains on Tuesday to close lower, after a raft of euro zone economic data softened earlier rises from positive earnings reports.
Geoff Wilkinson, says the European market recovery is at odds with fundamentals, and highlights the performance of the banking sector.
Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, said cigarette and tobacco sales in Germany were "excellent," despite EU weakness.
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Bob Iaccino, chief market strategist at Tethys Partners, says that U.S. groups' guidance has been on the negative side and discusses what will drive the market this week.
Carter Worth, chief market technician at Sterne Agee, says that despite what the U.S. market cap may suggest, small and mid-size groups are "starting to falter".
Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JP Morgan, discusses the decline in fixed income revenues for big banks and discusses how they are adjusting their models.