Manufacturing output in the euro zone slipped in August, failing to meet market expectations, as economic and geopolitical uncertainties hit demand in the region.» Read More
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.
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.
Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.
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.
Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
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.
U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.
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 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.
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.
A sharp drop in German business activity overshadowed an easing downturn in France in April, surveys showed on Tuesday.
European shares opened higher on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to euro zone manufacturing data which will likely show weak factory activity.
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.
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".
Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, explains how the need for yield is trumping economic fundamentals in the European bond market.
Debt levels swelled across the euro zone, but the pressure may be easing as the European Commission signals an end to sharp spending cuts.
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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Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses sterling following the U.K.'s weak manufacturing data and discusses the outlook for the currency.
Nina Schick, analyst at Open Europe, comments on the appointment of Donald Tusk as European Council president and the potential for France's Pierre Moscovici to become commissioner for economic affairs.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says that as the theme for the rest of the year will be diverging economic performance between U.S., Europe and Japan, we should go long on the dollar.