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Professor Norman Lammert, president of the Bundestag speaks to Ross Westgate about how he sees the bloc evolving in the years to come.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank says Draghi wants to slow the appreciation of the euro because even though it's a sign of confidence it could pose some downside risks.
Adrian Mowat, Chief Asian and Emerging Markets Equity Strategist, JP Morgan Securities, Asia Pacific says the German industrial base should be very concerned about the movements in the Yen. He see's downside risk to European exporters earnings.
Stephen Sheung, Head of Investment Strategist, SHK Private says the European economy is either going into a mild recession or a deeper one this year. He explains why.
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the details of his interview with Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president in regards to quantitative easing and fixing the nation's debt.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's trading activity in Europe.
European shares closed lower after choppy trading on Thursday, tracking falls on the U.S. equity markets, while a decline in French drugmaker Sanofi also weighed on the region's bourses.
With Greeks already struggling under wage and pension cuts imposed by the foreign lenders, many have been forced to brave the winter cold without heating to escape spiraling fuel prices.
Ireland's bank debt deal with the European Central Bank will reduce its borrowing needs by 20 billion euros over the next decade and cut its fiscal deficit by some 1 billion euros per annum, the country's prime minister said on Thursday.
Economic activity in the euro area will remain weak in early 2013 before gradually recovering later in the year, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Charles Evans, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank president, about quantitative easing, unemployment, and fixing the nation's debt.
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt and other overseas athletes will be able to compete tax-free in this year's London Diamond League event at the Olympic Stadium after the British finance minister agreed to a "one-off" exemption.
The Bank of England kept its support for the economy steady on Thursday, voting to reinvest 6.6 billion pounds of bond holdings that mature in March and saying it would provide more stimulus if needed.
Horst Lochel, professor for economics at Frankfurt School of Finance, tells CNBC why the question of exchange rate policy will be the most pertinent one to come out of Mario Draghi's news conference.
Oliver Sarkozy, The Carlyle Group, discusses the company's recent acquisitions of TCW Group and Duff & Phelps, and weighs in on European risk, opportunities in equities, and the return of the retail investor.
Mark Carney, the next governor of the Bank of England, said on Thursday any rethink of how British monetary policy is run should be made carefully but changes should be looked at over time.
Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC why it's so difficult to divorce the European banking system from sovereign debt.
Voters across Lombardy, the industrial heartland of Italy, which calls Milan its capital, may well decide the outcome of the election – and the fate of Mario Monti, Italy's technocratic prime minister now seeking a political mandate. The FT reports.
Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.
After five years at the helm of telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, CEO Ben Verwaayen has announced he is to step, down telling CNBC that the execution required to complete the firm's turnaround may be beyond his abilities.
Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.
Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, and Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, discuss the recent profit-taking in stock markets.
After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.