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Germany's economic data are concerning because they show "de-facto stagnation," one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisors and one of the country's five "wise men" has warned.
The Bank of England bucked the trend of its recent forecasts on Wednesday by modestly upgrading its growth outlook and penciling in a faster fall in inflation.
The euro zone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter at the start of this year, marking its longest recession on records dating back to 1995.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC people are going to have to look again at their 2013 forecasts overall as recession in the euro zone shows no sign of abating.
Dieter Wemmer, CFO of Europe¿s largest insurer, Allianz SE, tells CNBC that the company has drafted a their business model well to succeed in a low growth European environment.
The man who coined the term "Grexit" said the risks of a Greek exit from the euro zone have not gone away, despite the country having its credit rating upgraded on Tuesday.
Peter Bofinger, economist from the German Council of Economic Experts, tells CNBC that he is concerned that the worst of the euro zone crisis is not over and it is spreading to the core.
The number of Britons claiming unemployment benefit fell much more than expected in April, official data showed on Wednesday.
European shares were mixed on Wednesday despite France's fall into recession and Germany's worse- than-forecast growth figure, with analysts seeing the data as a "glass half full" scenario for markets.
U.K. pound shop chain Poundland said on Tuesday that it planned to cut its prices to 97 pence in some stores in an attempt to undercut rivals.
Daniele Antonucci, senior European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC there is the perception of a policy backstop in the euro zone, which enables a search for yield despite poor macro data.
France slipped into recession in the first quarter of 2013 but there was confusion over whether it was the country's second or third recession in the last five years.
Activity in Europe's initial public offering market is picking up and will drive economic recovery across the region, the CEO of the London Stock Exchange told CNBC.
Ebrahim Rahbari, director of global economics at Citi Research, who coined the "Grexit" term, asks if the risks of Greece exiting the euro have really receded.
Low-cost airline easyJet halved its losses in the first half, helped by Easter falling earlier and customers escaping cold weather in Britain and Northern Europe.
European shares opened lower on Wednesday as preliminary growth data from the euro zone missed estimates and curbed investor sentiment.
Giordano Lombardo of Pioneer Investments explains why he is now underweight on US equities and advises looking at Europe for value.
Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says that the market discounted the euro zone's continued recession as expectations for the rest of the year are improving.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of EasyJet, comments on the airline's strong capacity, growth strategy and why airports' regulated costs are their biggest headwind.
Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC Markets and Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN discuss their strategies in what appears to be very bullish markets amidst weak economic data.
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Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors should still be long sterling against the euro.
Members of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted 7-2 for keeping rates unchanged at 0.5 percent, according to official minutes, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.
Kristina Church, analyst at Barclays, says Peugeot will lose market share globally with a weak European macroeconomic situation weighing on the automaker.