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  • Michael Wolf, CEO of Swedbank, discusses the bank's quarterly earnings and warns that while new banking regulations are needed, there is a tendency to over-regulate.

  • What Makes Japanese Banks Attractive?     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager, at Axa Framlington, prefers Japanese banks over European ones due to the "dramatic" policy change which should bring a "very significant increase in activity".

  • Europe Bond Markets Diverge From Economy     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, explains how the need for yield is trumping economic fundamentals in the European bond market.

  • EU Calls an End to the Era of Austerity Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:03 AM ET
    Demonstrators march during a protest against economic austerity measures in Portugal

    Debt levels swelled across the euro zone, but the pressure may be easing as the European Commission signals an end to sharp spending cuts.

  • Negative Sentiment in Europe is Contained     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET

    James Ashley, Senior Economist at RBC Capital Markets says although Europe continues in recession, sentiment is contained and there is always the ECB's OMT as a backstop.

  • Cramer: Two Red Flags as Earnings Throttle Higher Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 6:42 PM ET

    Headlines can look great, but dig down and you may uncover some concerning information, said Cramer.

  • Greek former defence minister, Akis Tsohatzopoulos, arrives for a court trial in Athens on April 22, 2013.

    Former defense minister, Akis Tsochatzopoulos, appeared in court Monday charged with setting up a money laundering network to cover the trail of millions of euros in bribes.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed on Soft US Data Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed after disappointing corporate and macroeconomic reports from the U.S.

  • Italy's President Reads Riot Act to Politicians Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday he had agreed to his re-election as head of state because of an unprecedented political deadlock.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares edged in-and-out of positive territory on Monday afternoon as U.S. stocks traded lower on weak earnings from Dow component Caterpillar and disappointing data.

  • European Markets Pare Gains     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Monday's market moving events in Europe, as shares pull back on weak earnings from Caterpillar.

  • Is it Time to Turn Defensive?     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says the market historically goes through a "soft patch" from May to October and that it is consequently better to adopt a more defensive position.

  • What Are the Alternatives to Libor?     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, talks about the Libor rate and the possible alternatives.

  • Why the US Ignores European 'Good News'     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde greets Somalia's Minister of Finance Mohamud Hassan Suleiman as Somalia's Bank Governor Abdusalam Omer looks on.

    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.

  • Merkel: Euro States Must Be Ready to Cede Power Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:55 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that euro zone members must be prepared to cede control over certain policy domains to European institutions.

  • Bill Gross

    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.

  • Backwater Slovenia Is Europe's Latest Liability Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 5:57 AM ET
    Government supporters rally in Ljubljana's Congress Square on February 8, 2013.

    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.

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  • Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.

  • Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg's earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

  • DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.