Greek labour unions staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted transport.» Read More
France's largest bank, BNP Paribas reported a 45 percent fall in first-quarter net income on Friday and CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafé told CNBC he is satisfied with the result.
Michael Hewson, Senior Market Analyst at CMC Markets says despite the ECB rate cut, the necessary reforms needed in European economies are not being implemented.
Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG says the EUR is now a funding source for yield investments.
Frank Lavin, CEO of Export Now, says central banks have taken it as far as they can in terms of monetary intervention, and there is not much more upside to policy easing.
Jim O'Neill, outgoing chair of asset management at Goldman Sachs, talks about making returns in time of crisis, austerity and his "first love": foreign exchange.
Jim Cramer believes a major catalyst is changing in the market. The implications are big.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's decision to cut rates 25 basis points to an historic low of 0.5 percent.
European shares rebounded to a higher close on Thursday, paring losses from when ECB President Mario Draghi confirmed the central bank would not deliver any extra stimulus.
Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why Draghi's comments on lending to SMEs reinforce his views that investors should be long on peripheral banks and corporates.
ECB President Mario Draghi on Thursday called on EU nations to continue austerity measures and warned against raising taxes, which he said were already very high.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the euro's fall following Draghi's comments, and says now is the time to be long on euro.
John Authers, investment editor at the Financial Times, discusses how an ECB negative deposit rate would affect the market, and how the euro reacted to Draghi's comments on Thursday.
What do you do when the Pope tweets about rising unemployment in Europe, but the trillions of euros pumped into the financial system fail to get the economy going?
The ECB on Thursday cut its main refinancing rate by 25 basis points to 0.5 percent, the first rate cut since July 2012, a move Mario Draghi said should help the economy.
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.
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Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Fund Managers, says 2015 will be the financial equivalent of "Waiting for Godot" as there is uncertainty surrounding central banks' moves.
Michel Danechi, portfolio manager for the Strategic Emerging Europe fund at EI Sturdza, says that central and eastern Europe provides undervalued stocks for investors.
Speaking ahead of a key vote on Google in the European Parliament, Spanish MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says the U.S. search giant has become a "monopoly" in Europe and is stifling the competition.