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  • Gerry Fowler, global head of equity & derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that the Italian vote is a blow for further European integration.

  • Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30 Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:55 AM ET

    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The Financial Time reports.

  • Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom-Orange, tells CNBC that the European telecoms industry is weak, pays too much tax and needs a digital strategy.

  • Bundesbank Tells France to Stick to Budget Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:33 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    Germany's central bank has called on France to stick to its EU-mandated budget deficit target, saying that any slippage by such a eurozone heavyweight would further undermine confidence in the bloc's fiscal discipline. The Financial Times reports.

  • Italy 'Hung, Drawn and Quartered' by Deadlock Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:20 AM ET

    European markets are braced for a sell off on Tuesday as Italy's election results could result in a political deadlock, causing economic chaos and further damage to the euro zone.

  • The Euro Crisis Has Not Gone Away: Strategist     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:05 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, tells CNBC that market euphoria has been disconnected from the fundamentals and the Italian election is a wakeup call.

  • Euro Zone Problems Are Not Over     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Olivier d'Assier, Managing Director, Europe and Asia at Axioma says risks in the euro zone remain and problems within Italy will probably stay for another 3 to 4 months.

  • Election Returns in Italy Point to Deadlock Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    At the center-right Democrats headquarters on February 25, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

    Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country.

  • Peripheral Bonds: Yay or Nay?     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 10:20 PM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment advisory, Singapore at LGT Bank tells CNBC why one should buy European equities and steer clear of peripheral bonds.

  • Volatility in the FX Markets     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 9:40 PM ET

    Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM tells CNBC what he thinks could send the dollar lower, where he thinks the euro would be by year-end, and what exactly to expect from the yen.

  • Italy Election Forecasts Point to Political Gridlock Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Workers open the ballots in a polling station in downtown Romein a polling station in Rome at the end of the second day of the Italy's general elections.

    Projections from an early vote count in Italy's election on Monday showed Silvio Berlusconi's center right slightly ahead in the Senate, a result that could cause deep government instability if confirmed.

  • Gold has found itself unable to extend its decade-long rally into 2013 – all the more curious given that central bank easing still continues to flow and global risks abound.

  • Italy Deadlock Ripples Through Europe Markets Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Beppe Grillo, leader of the Movimento 5 Stelle, Five Star Movement

    World markets turned volatile on Monday, with fears of a hung parliament in Italy rippling across the globe, as the outcome of its general election remained highly uncertain.

  • Is Viber the Mobile Rival to Skype?     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Viber CEO Talmon Marco explains how his messaging and voice-calling app, launched in 2010 to rival Skype, is adding half a million users per day.

  • McAfee: New Risks to Mobile Security     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Todd Gebhart, co-president at McAfee, warns of new risks to mobile security, and adds that one-third of users do not bother with passwords.

  • Investors See Bright Side to Italy Election Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    Prime Minister Mario Monti casts his vote in a polling station on February 24, 2013 in Milan, Italy.

    Hopes of a victory for a pro-reform Italian government helped fuel a stock market rally and support government bonds on Monday in the final stages of voting in the general election.

  • Global Markets Update: European Shares Rise     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 6:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports global markets are keeping an eye on Italian election results, as Moody's downgrades UK's credit rating from AAA to AA1.

  • Hans Vestberg, CEO of telecom equipment maker Ericsson, sees 50 billion connected devices by 2020.

  • Apple Wobbles as Mobile Walls Come Down Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 5:28 AM ET
    A visitor inspects a Blackberry Z10 smartphone at the Showstoppers media event prior to the opening of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

    Openness. Choice. Balance. These are the early buzzwords at Mobile World Congress, the industry's massive annual confab.

  • Is the UK the New 'Problem Child' of Europe? Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 3:56 AM ET

    France has been called the euro zone's 'problem child' but on several key economic metrics the U.K. isn't performing much better.

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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.

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