Structural and labor market reforms underway in France will help ensure that the Group of 20 meets the goal of boosting global growth, the country's finance minister said.» Read More
Copper's downward trend foreshadows a stock market collapse, according to Societe Generale's bearish strategist Albert Edwards, who said equity markets will riot "Japan-style."
Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, talks about how the euro is likely to react to the ECB's announcement, and how an indication that a major lending program is coming would boost confidence.
Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says that the ECB should focus on non-standard measures which would be more conducive to a faster recovery.
After five long years of deleveraging, the U.K. banking sector finally looks ready to make a comeback, with 2013 set to be a turnaround year.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as investors await a decision on interest rates from the European Central Bank.
Italy might be making friends around Europe for its anti-austerity stance, but the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the country must stick to implementing spending cuts.
The global economy continues to show signs of slowing, yet stock markets are back near their highs for the year with analysts questioning how long this sentiment will last.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, says the ECB could surprise with non-standard measures and that a less than 25bps rate cut would disappoint.
Piyush Gupta, CEO at DBS, says DBS, southeast Asia's biggest bank, can sustain a large part of its profits and explains why he is not worried about a slowdown in China or euro zone troubles.
The European Central Bank is under increasing political pressure to act to save the euro zone's moribund economy, with the Irish head of state the latest leader to urge the central bank to change course.
The rot spreading through euro zone manufacturers persisted through April, a business survey showed, bolstering expectations for an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank later on Thursday.
Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura and Tobias Blattner, euro area economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, discuss the expected rate cut at the ECB and what further measures could be taken.
Robert Simoncic, CEO of Slovak Investment & Trade Development, tells CNBC that for Slovakia it is important that Europe is fiscally responsible as they are heading towards less than 3 percent deficit.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open, where stocks are down ahead of the ECB meeting.
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.
The Harvard economists have responded once again to the ongoing contentious debate over whether tough austerity measures are helpful or harmful.
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.
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 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.
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.
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Power will definitely be devolved to the Scottish people, says Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary of State, as all three U.K. political parties have agreed to it.
Todd Horwitz, author and founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, says the U.S. equity market is "very close to a top" and could start to see some selling pressure.
Josef Schuster, founder of IPOX Schuster, and Jeffrey Dachis, CEO and co-founder of Razorfish, discuss the Alibaba IPO and whether the group will be able to continue to grow as it has so far.