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European shares closed lower after U.S. growth figures missed expectations pointing to a potential slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, discusses the repatriation of Japanese money, as Japanese investors continue to be net sellers of foreign assets, particularly European.
Italian prime minister-designate Enrico Letta could announce a new government on Saturday and go before parliament to spell out its program early next week, political sources said on Friday.
Spain will take until 2017 to meet the European Commission's budget deficit target of 3 percent of gross domestic product, the country revealed on Friday.
Economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff revealed they have received "hate-filled" and "threatening" emails since their influential research on austerity was exposed as containing a error last week.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on Friday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks shifted lower ahead of first quarter GDP data from the U.S.
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Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel Nicolaus, says the ECB will have to become much more aggressive to match the tone of other central banks in the world.
The U.K. government has received a damning indictment from the CEO of the world's biggest advertising group, who said that austerity in the U.K. is a falsehood.
France may be facing declining growth in the euro zone, but the country is hoping to capitalize on strong demand in China for its 'nouveau-riche' products.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower.
The European Central Bank needs to react to aggressive monetary policy in other parts of the world, a former governing council member of the central bank told CNBC.
The European Central Bank would have to raise interest rates if it were looking at Germany alone but it is in a difficult position because of weakness elsewhere, Germany's Angela Merkel said.
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former ECB executive, tells CNBC that Europe should consider responding to the aggressive monetary policy adopted by other central banks.
Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index says the Japanese Yen continues to retain safe haven status and does not believe the ECB will cut rates at the next meeting. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research of Reorient Financial Markets joins in the discussion.
Simon Cox, Asia Economics Editor of The Economist says markets can hope for some adjustments to the electoral board and other political reforms in Italy under PM-designate Enrico Letta. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets joins in the conversation and also discussed the BoJ Decision.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Europe just has to wait out the economic slump as there's nothing that can be done in terms of fiscal stimulus.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market moving events from Europe, as risk appetite returned to markets.
Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.
Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, analyses the performance of the S&P 500 as well as peripheral 10-year bond yields, and says Greece is more likely to bring another crisis than Italy.
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Kerry Craig, market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says the market views the probability of "very strong" EU sanctions as very low.
Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister, discusses EU sanctions against Russia and says phase three sanctions could be introduced "as early as Thursday".
There's been a "sea-change in attitude" towards Russia and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, which could lead to a more "practical effect", says Radek Sikorski, Polish foreign minister.