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David Lea, senior analyst at Control Risks, tells CNBC in the long game Beppe Grillo may be empowered as the only opposition in Italy but in the short-term he is out in the cold.
Ben Noteboom, CEO of Randstad, tells CNBC that throughout the quarter numbers have improved in the Europe and the trend is positive.
The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.
ECB policymakers rebuffed suggestions that Europe should ease up on austerity and said that while the central bank has room to cut interest rates, such a move would not necessarily help the economy much.
Greg Matwejev, Director of FX, Hedge Fund Sales and Trading for Newedge Asia Pacific says an ECB rate cut at the next meeting next week (May 2) is a done deal.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says not to expect any more budget cuts out of Europe because there has been a shift in mood worldwide that austerity is not working.
South Africa is the world's biggest gold producer after China, so you would expect this year's 15.6 percent drop in gold to have a big impact. Not so.
Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, talks about the outlook for Swiss watch and says that many regions are booming such as Latin America and Russia, and how Europe is a growth area.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on today's market moving events from Europe today, as political confidence in Italy grows.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.
Tim Urquhart, senior automotive analyst at IHS, discusses European auto makers' results, and says that the big issue for Peugeot is its structural dependence on the European market.
The European Central Bank needs to by-pass dysfunctional banks through a TARP-like program, said one European CIO.
Daniel Harden, senior commercial dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the hunt for yield is keeping the euro/dollar stable, but warns that it will fall further, as euro zone fundamentals are deteriorating.
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, comments on the appointment of a new Prime Minister in Italy and doubts the country's ability to keep a grand coalition in place.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses quarterly results with CNBC. He says the telecoms giant saw growth in eight out of 10 regions, with North America playing "a very vital role".
President Giorgio Napolitano has given Enrico Letta, deputy head of the center-left Democratic Party (PD), a mandate to try to form a new government, according to news wires on Wednesday.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Wednesday's market moving events from Europe, as German business sentiment data came in worse-than-expected.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
The Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is like a "pretty bandaid" for the banking sector, one economist told CNBC on Wednesday after the central bank expanded the program.
Germany's Ifo index dropped in April, in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is slowing.
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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.