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  • Italy's Napolitano Could Name New PM Today Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Italy's president held urgent talks on Tuesday aimed at naming a prime minister to head a coalition government and end two months of post-election stalemate.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on a positive Spanish bond auction and better-than-expected French manufacturing data.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.

  • Hungary Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Budapest

    Hungary's central bank cut interest rate to a new record low of 4.75 percent on Tuesday, in an attempt to bolster the flagging economy, as inflation has eased to a record low of 2.2 percent.

  • Cheap Liquidity Is Driving Markets: Pro     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.

  • ECB Should Not Cut Rates: Top German Adviser Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Recent comments by European Central Bank (ECB) governing board members have the market brimming with anticipation of an imminent rate cut. But according to one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisers, the ECB shouldn't cut rates.

  • Jim O'Neill

    After German 10-year bund yields fell to their lowest for several months, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC he would not invest in the safe haven debt.

  • Libor Must Be Based on 'Fact, Not Fiction' Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.

  • Global Markets: European Markets Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as shares moved higher on better-than-expected PMI data from France.

  • Spain 3-Month Borrowing Cost Falls to Lowest Ever Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 5:48 AM ET

    Spain sold 3-month bills at the lowest yield on record at an auction on Tuesday, as investors snatch up relatively high-paying instruments in expectation of a ECB rate cut.

  • Gold Sale Not a Priority: Cyprus Finance Minister Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:34 AM ET

    Cyprus is not giving priority to a sale of gold reserves and is still exploring all options to meet its side of the bailout deal, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said.

  • Gold Is Still Undervalued....Really Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:19 AM ET
  • Germany Drags Down Growth in Euro Zone Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    A sharp drop in German business activity overshadowed an easing downturn in France in April, surveys showed on Tuesday.

  • European Market Opens Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    European shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to euro zone manufacturing data which will likely show weak factory activity.

  • Small vs Big: Who Can Raise Money?     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Robina Barker-Bennett, global head of funds at Lloyds Bank, explains that small and mid-cap firms are able to raise money a lot more easily than big companies and funds.

  • 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.

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