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  • Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The euro zone may need higher inflation in countries like Germany and lower interest rates across the bloc to ensure a sustained economic recovery brings palpable benefits, the head of the IMF said on Friday.

  • Barclays paid 428 bankers more than 1 million pounds ($1.5 million) in 2012, a torrid year for the British bank after its fine for rigging Libor interest rates.

  • European Markets Higher     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares traded higher ahead of Friday's jobs report in the U.S.

  • Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi

    The big winner in Italy's election was populist leader Beppe Grillo, but young Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is emerging as a less obvious beneficiary of a huge protest vote that threatens to destroy the old political system.

  • European Shares Open Higher     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened higher ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls released later today.

  • Greece Set for Comeback as Tourist Destination Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:52 AM ET
    Mykonos, Greece

    Tourism in Greece is bouncing back this year in an otherwise flat European market, held back by the weak economic climate, travel industry executives said.

  • Nouriel Roubini: Italy a ‘Tsunami’ Risk Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    The euro zone is undergoing serious socio-political fragmentation which could lead to further de-stabilization in the bloc, Nouriel Roubini warned Friday.

  • German Production on the Rebound: Expert     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the IFO Institute discusses Germany's willingness to support weaker euro zone economies and reforms needed to kick-start growth.

  • Barclays Chief Wants 30% Staff Reduction Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:59 PM ET

    Barclays' chief executive Antony Jenkins has told investors that cost reduction is his absolute priority and he wants to find a way for the bank to operate with as few as 100,000 staff – a near 30 per cent reduction on its current headcount. The Financial Times reports.

  • Gold Warnings Surge as Banks Jump Off Bandwagon Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Nomura and Societe Generale are the latest banks to warn about gold, as several banks in recent days have cut their price forecasts and warnings about a correction for bullion have risen.

  • European Shares Edge Lower, Aviva Hit Hard     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday, held back by a post-results slump for British insurer Aviva, and some said they expected the pullback to continue in the short term.

  • European Stock Markets Have the Edge: Expert     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, head of investment strategy at Barclays, tells CNBC that from a narrow investor viewpoint, European stock markets have the edge over most other asset classes.

  • European Markets Close Down After ECB Decision     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market-moving stories from Europe.

  • Is the ECB Divided?     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, tells CNBC that the ECB is divided when deciding which policy avenue to follow.

  • ECB Actions a 'Non-Event': Expert     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Mewes, portfolio manager at JPMorgan Asset Management, tells CNBC that the market reaction to the ECB press conference was completely out of context, with a "non-event" Draghi speech.

  • ECB's Draghi: Gradual Recovery in Second Half Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Mario Draghi

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi called on euro zone governments to implement structural reforms on Thursday, warning that the economy should stabilize later in 2013 but that downside risks to growth remained.

  • Berlusconi Sentenced to Jail in Wiretap Trial Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:14 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    An Italian court sentenced Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday to one year in jail over the publication by his newspaper of a transcript of a leaked wiretap.

  • David Cameron

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday that the Bank of England had to play its part in getting Britain's economy growing and said the government must curb spending and borrowing.

  • Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Goethe University Frankfurt explains why he believes the ECB will not change its monetary policy in the coming few months.

  • Why Getting UK Banks to Lend Is Key     Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 7:15 AM ET

    Alan Higgins, chief investment officer, UK, Coutts, , argues that future monetary policy in Europe should be more creative with quantitative easing going beyond gilts. He is joined by Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk, IHS Global Insight.

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  • Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

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