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  • Can Italy's New Government Reform the Economy?     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Nicola Borri, economics professor at LUISS Guido Carli University, questions how long an Italian bi-partisan government will last as he says there is no bi-partisan support on economic issues.

  • UK Avoids 'Triple-Dip,' but Struggle Ahead Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:55 AM ET

    U.K. GDP grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013 but analysts warned that the economy will struggle in the months ahead.

  • Moscovici: 'I Wasn't Asleep, Stop French Bashing' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    The French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny that he had fallen asleep during Cypriot bailout talks, slamming what he called "French bashing."

  • French CEO: Politicians Must Open Their Eyes Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    The French government should be fully aware of the damage high taxes will inflict on France's business-friendly credentials including driving away entrepreneurs, Bernard Charles, CEO of the French specialist software maker Dassault Systemes told CNBC.

  • Euro Zone's Largest Bank Reports 26% Profit Drop Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:07 AM ET
    Bank of Santander Headquarters

    The euro zone's biggest bank Santander on Thursday posted a 25.9 percent drop in net profit from a year ago to 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion), missing analyst forecasts in a Reuters poll.

  • European Markets Open Mixed     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in mixed on the back of earnings season.

  • Three Charts That Show UK Austerity Isn't Working Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

    The U.K. economy grew more than expected in the first quarter and George Osborne pointed to signs of healing. But three charts show why the U.K.'s austerity plan is so controversial and why many argue it isn't working.

  • Italy's New Leader Throws Down Gauntlet on Austerity Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Italy's political deadlock may be over after the country's President nominated center-left politician Enrico Letta as prime minister on Wednesday. He has already signaled that Italy could now turn away from austerity.

  • Has the Status Quo Returned to Italy?     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    David Lea, senior analyst at Control Risks, tells CNBC in the long game Beppe Grillo may be empowered as the only opposition in Italy but in the short-term he is out in the cold.

  • Europe Numbers Improving: Randstad CEO     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Ben Noteboom, CEO of Randstad, tells CNBC that throughout the quarter numbers have improved in the Europe and the trend is positive.

  • Despite 'Bad News' Markets Are on a 'Grabathon' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.

  • ECB: Ditching Austerity Would Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    ECB policymakers rebuffed suggestions that Europe should ease up on austerity and said that while the central bank has room to cut interest rates, such a move would not necessarily help the economy much.

  • Expect Draghi to Cut Rates     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET

    Greg Matwejev, Director of FX, Hedge Fund Sales and Trading for Newedge Asia Pacific says an ECB rate cut at the next meeting next week (May 2) is a done deal.

  • Moving Away From Austerity     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:08 AM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says not to expect any more budget cuts out of Europe because there has been a shift in mood worldwide that austerity is not working.

  • Gold Fall: No Big Deal for South Africa? Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.

  • Swiss Watch Sector Still Going Strong: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, talks about the outlook for Swiss watch and says that many regions are booming such as Latin America and Russia, and how Europe is a growth area.

  • European Markets Post Strong Gains     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe today, as political confidence in Italy grows.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.

  • European Auto Makers Under Pressure: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tim Urquhart, senior automotive analyst at IHS, discusses European auto makers' results, and says that the big issue for Peugeot is its structural dependence on the European market.

  • Europe’s TARP Moment Is Approaching: Coutts CIO Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:14 AM ET

    The European Central Bank needs to by-pass dysfunctional banks through a TARP-like program, said one European CIO.

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