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CNBC's Kelly Evans reports better-than-expected economic data pushed markets higher in the euro zone.
Britain's services sector grew more strongly than expected in February and at its fastest pace in five months, suggesting the economy may narrowly avoid a triple-dip recession, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Europe's much-vaunted trading tax hit an early hurdle on Friday, when the introduction of a small-scale version in Italy saw trading volumes plummet. What's more, analysts warn that Italy's new tax will drive investors elsewhere and will fail to raise any revenue.
Expect the markets to test Mr Draghi's "pay any price, bear any burden" resolve very soon, at which point markets will correct until and unless euro leaders act fast to introduce the fiscal union necessary to maintain the currency's medium-term viability, writes Professor Moorad Choudhry.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.
Standard Chartered reported pre-tax profit of $6.88 billion for 2012, an increase of 1 percent from a year earlier but below analyst expectations.
The Dunlop and Goodyear plants near Amiens in northern France chose different destinies four years ago when Dunlop's unions accepted tougher labor conditions.
Torsten Muller-Otvos, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, tells CNBC that the luxury manufacturer's new Wraith, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is the most powerful Rolls Royce ever built.
Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington, tells CNBC that regulators are trying to focus on the origin of the money being moved around the world and Cyprus is part of that.
Stephen Odell, CEO of Ford Europe, tells CNBC that Europe is down between three and five percent, with a lot of indicators suggesting the market has now bottomed out.
The City of London's big banks are considering suing the EU over rules to cap bonuses after receiving legal advice that the pay regulation could be struck down in court. The Financial Times reports.
Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post, tells CNBC that while they expect the first half of the year to be challenging they are confident of meeting the guidance.
Christian Schulz, Senior Economist at Berenberg Bank says the uncertainty from the Italian elections is a setback for confidence returning to Europe. He says there will be an uneven recovery nonetheless.
Euro zone finance ministers pledged on Monday to agree a bailout for Cyprus by the end of March, but details of how the rescue will be financed are yet to be sorted out.
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia at Finaport says Europe is essentially in recession when you look at the unemployment numbers. He says central bank action is what is keeping markets up.
Stephen Sheung, VP & Investment Strategist, SHK Private tells CNBC's Cash Flow which sectors he likes in Europe at the moment.
Erik Berglof, chief economist at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, tells CNBC why the benefits of Lativa joining the euro outweigh the negatives.
Stephen Fidler, Brussels bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal, tells CNBC that he expects no firm decisions from a meeting of EU finance ministers, a body which refuses to act unless forced.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports a major sell-off in Chinese stocks pushed European markets lower.
Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, tells CNBC why the Swiss pay vote is far more sensible than a "disastrous" potential EU cap on bankers' bonuses.
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European shares ended the day flat on Friday, as traders shrugged off some concerns about the condition of Portugal's banking sector, which had dragged global markets lower on Thursday.