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Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, says that unlike Europe, the U.S. remains focused on earnings rather than on the "good news" from Italy.
Spain's official population fell last year for the first time since records began as immigrants fled the on-and-off recession and soaring unemployment.
African finance ministers told their rich nation counterparts at weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to work harder and faster to kick-start their economies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that euro zone members must be prepared to cede control over certain policy domains to European institutions.
Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as political concerns in Italy softened after its President agreed to stay for another term.
Financial market pressure on Slovenia has lain bare how this tiny euro zone state achieved Europe's smoothest transformation from a Communist economy to a market-based model: it only went half way.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Swiss industrial group ABB is to buy solar energy firm Power-One for about $1 billion, betting growth in emerging markets will revive a sector ravaged by recession-hit Europe.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, explains that the long-term trend for European equities is still bullish despite expected disappointing European earnings.
The U.K. can't resort to major fiscal stimulus, the head of sovereign ratings at Fitch told CNBC.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Despite the election of Giorgio Napolitano as Italy's president, analysts said a snap election couldn't be ruled out.
Up to half the 21 companies where the U.K. government has a shareholding could be wholly or partly privatized in the next few years, a senior official has said.
Frans Van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips Electronics, tells CNBC that the start of the year was as soft as they expected with particular weakness in Europe and the US.
Cypriot insurance companies and charity organisations will be affected by a bail-in on deposits in an attempt to minimize the broader impact on savers.
The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the stalemate that followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days.
An early peek this week at how the euro zone economy performed in April could cement the case for the next installment in monetary easing by the world's major central banks.
With the bloom coming off the emerging markets rose, one economist has drawn a circle around two countries that stand the greatest risk of crisis.
Leaders of the International Monetary Fund said an uneven global economic recovery is emerging, and policymakers must take more steps to foster swifter growth and job creation.
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The "iconic London building", the Gherkin, has been put on the market for $1.1 billion. Julian Stocks, partner at Deloitte Real Estate, comments on potential buyers and the London office sector.
Carlos Caicedo, principal analyst at IHS Country Risk, says that Argentina defaulting and then restructuring its debt a few months later could lead to capital flight, currency fluctuations and social unrest.
Hans Humes, founder and CEO of Greylock Capital, discusses Argentina's bond woes and says holdout bondholders need "some kind of gesture" from the country.