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  • Activist Investor Knight Calls for UBS Break Up Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

    UBS shareholder Knight Vinke Asset Management has called for a separation of its wealth management division from its investment banking division, which it claims has tarnished its reputation and damaged client trust.

  • Reinhart, Rogoff: Austerity Is Not the Only Answer Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:32 AM ET
    Carmen Reinhart

    The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.

  • Italy's Letta Wins French Backing for Focus on Growth Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Rate Cut Is Irrelevant for Growth: Economist     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale, tells CNBC that regardless of an ECB rate cut it would not alter her growth forecast.

  • The Case For and Against a Cut     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    The ECB is widely expected to cut its main interest rate today, the first time in ten months. Julia Chatterley and Geoff Cutmore report from the ECB meeting place in the capital of Slovakia.

  • Expect Euro Zone Economy to Stabilize     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:40 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank expects the Euro Zone economy to stabilize in next few months. He says there's a 60% chance the ECB will reduce the refi rate by 25bps either at the May or June meeting.

  • ECB Could Hold Rates     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 12:23 AM ET

    David Greene, Senior Corp FX Dealer at Western Union Business Solutions thinks the ECB will hold rates at the May meeting because there's not enough pressure within the ECB board to do so.

  • How to Play the Euro on ECB Rate Cut     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:45 PM ET

    Nick Verdi, Director, FX Strategy Asia Pacific ex-Japan at Barclays predicts that the ECB will cut interest rates, and tells CNBC's Cash Flow how to play the euro in the wake of that.

  • ECB Seen Joining Central Banks With Rate Cuts Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 8:46 PM ET

    With reassurances that the Fed will keep on easing, markets turn their attention to the European Central Bank Thursday, hoping for a rate cut.

  • ING US IPO Prices at $19.50, Below Expectations Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:56 PM ET

    The ING US IPO priced at $19.50, below the expected range of $21 to $24 a share.

  • Jim Cramer: Optimists, This One's for You Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:25 PM ET

    If you’re one of those glass half full kinds of people, you might want to consider this stock.

  • Is Austerity Undermining the Economy?     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    The Fed upped its language today on fiscal restraint, saying it's holding back the recovery, with CNBC's Steve Liesman & Larry Kudlow.

  • Foreign Holdings of US Securities Have Exploded Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Foreigners now hold a record of more than $13 trillion in American securities as the U.S. seeks to assert itself as the safest port in troubled global waters.

  • European Markets: FTSE 100 Closes Off Highs     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on what moved Europe's markets today.

  • FTSE 100 Closes Off Highs on US Data     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index closed off its session highs on Wednesday, after worse-than-expected employment data was released in the U.S. Trade was thin, with most European bourses shut for the May Day public holiday.

  • Europe Still a 'Zombie Economy': Economist     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, expects the ECB to cut its rate and says more needs to be done on the growth front in Europe, as it remains a "zombie economy".

  • Tony Blair Warns of 'Fragile' Europe, Harsh Austerity Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    As labor movement protests take place across Europe to mark the May Day public holiday, U.K. former prime minister Tony Blair warned that the situation in Europe is "very fragile."

  • Here’s 3 Reasons to Be Bullish on Corporates Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    U.S. and European companies are re-focusing on growth, said U.K. bank HSBC, whose analysts forecast the awakening will be positive for stock markets.

  • ECB’s 'Super Mario' Could Struggle Without Luigi Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:58 AM ET
    the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany

    The European Central Bank (ECB) and its board members are gathering in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for what could be one of the most interesting ECB meetings in some time.

  • Global Markets: FTSE 100 Extends Gains     Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports U.K. shares moved higher on positive manufacturing data; while most European markets remained closed for the May Day public holiday.

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