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The decline of sterling has been much faster and more aggressive than expected and it is set to continue, David Bloom at HSBC told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Kelly Evans has the top business news headlines from Europe, including reports Vodafone is in talks with communications company Verizon.
Bonds, equities and the pound are heading towards a "catastrophe", according to technical analysis by Charles Nenner, founder and head of research of the Charles Nenner Research Center which focuses on the cycle analysis of markets.
Gervais Williams, MD of Miton Group, tells CNBC that poor European data could well prompt setbacks in the market from current record highs.
European property investors are regaining their appetite for riskier assets, as fears over the euro zone's economic stability ease and sought-after properties in the best neighborhoods become too expensive, a survey showed.
President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, Italian officials said on Tuesday.
Dan Scott, Head of Event Driven research at Credit Suisse; Michael McCarthy, Chief Market Strategist at CMC Markets says monetary policy is still the big game changer in markets.
Fresh regulations on banker bonuses is a risk for Standard Chartered, warned CEO of the bank's Asia division, Jaspal Bindra, who said an unfair amount of attention has been paid to the issue.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death is not likely to result in near-term changes to the Venezuelan oil industry or global energy landscape, but it could ultimately result in political change that would reopen the country's energy industry to foreign investment.
The zeal with which Swiss citizens backed the curbs on executive pay is just the latest sign that Switzerland's relationship with the ultra-wealthy is beginning to change.
Britain was left isolated in Europe on Tuesday after it failed to secure backing to water down new EU rules limiting bankers' bonuses, a measure that could threaten London's dominance as a financial center.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday after upbeat business data from both the U.S. and Europe.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports upbeat economic data drove stocks higher in Europe today.
Jon Terry, partner in reward and compensation at PWC, tells CNBC that caps on bankers' bonuses which will prevent pay from being linked to performance, are undoubtedly a bad thing for the industry.
France's finance minister has voiced concern about political and economic deadlock in Europe, but analysts warn his own country needs attention urgently.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports better-than-expected economic data pushed markets higher in the euro zone.
Britain's services sector grew more strongly than expected in February and at its fastest pace in five months, suggesting the economy may narrowly avoid a triple-dip recession, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Europe's much-vaunted trading tax hit an early hurdle on Friday, when the introduction of a small-scale version in Italy saw trading volumes plummet. What's more, analysts warn that Italy's new tax will drive investors elsewhere and will fail to raise any revenue.
Expect the markets to test Mr Draghi's "pay any price, bear any burden" resolve very soon, at which point markets will correct until and unless euro leaders act fast to introduce the fiscal union necessary to maintain the currency's medium-term viability, writes Professor Moorad Choudhry.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.
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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.