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  • CIC: No Need to Panic Over China Growth     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon talks with Jin Liqun, chairman of China Investment Corporation, about investing in the U.S. and the outlook on growth in China.

  • Global Markets: European Stocks Decline     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets were dragged lower by miners in morning trading.

  • Putin Threatens to Sack Officials Over Social Spending Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 6:02 AM ET

    President Vladimir Putin threatened to sack senior officials over a failure to fulfill his pledges on social spending.

  • European Markets Open Higher     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Karen Tso takes you through the European Market open, where stocks have come in higher.

  • Donal O' Mahony, global strategist at Davy Research, tells CNBC that the Irish may have a jobless recovery for some time as it takes a long time to 'train plumbers to become financial analysts'.

  • IMF Deals Blow to UK Optimism Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    The U.K.'s hopes of a meaningful economic recovery in the near-term were dealt another blow by the IMF which singled out the country's fiscal plan for criticism.

  • Tesco CFO on Quitting the US Market     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Laurie McIlwee, CFO of Tesco, talks to CNBC about why the company failed in the US and what their growth strategy is in Europe.

  • Ford: Making Progress in a Very Difficult Market     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:06 AM ET

    Stephen Odell, executive vice president and president of EMEA at Ford Motor, tells CNBC that there are no signs yet of a recovery in the European car market.

  • Italy Raises Funding Target by 10% on Asian Demand Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    Italy has raised its debt issuance target for this year by nearly 10 percent and is hoping to tap demand from Asian investors to meet the goal, its head of debt management told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • Global Economy Recovering, Get Into Equities     Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET

    Sandro Pierri, CEO at Pioneer Investments sees a positive growth trend in China, U.S. and Europe. He expects growth-sensitive assets to outperform, starting from equities.

  • Judges Seize $2.4 Billion in Monte Paschi Probe Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 9:42 PM ET
    The headquarters of the Monte Dei paschi di Siena bank

    Italian prosecutors said they have ordered the seizure of 1.8 billion euros ($2.4 billion) of assets from Japanese bank Nomura as part of an investigation into a suspected fraud.

  • Britain Bids Farewell to Thatcher Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:43 PM ET
    The Ceremonial Funeral Of Former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher

    London staged its biggest political funeral in almost half a century as leaders gathered to say goodbye to the former prime minister.

  • Europe Pares Losses After Upbeat US Earnings Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    European shares closed off their session lows on Tuesday, as U.S. earnings season kicked into high gear following a slew of upbeat earnings reports from heavyweights Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson. U.S. shares were boosted by the news and the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 Index closed provisionally down.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed off their session lows on Tuesday, as U.S. earnings season kicked into high gear following a slew of upbeat earnings reports from heavyweights Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, and Johnson & Johnson.

  • EU to Gain From Low Commodity Prices: Pro     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Peter Schaffrik, head of european rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, tells CNBC the recent fall in commodity prices is good for European countries which tend to be net importers of commodities.

  • Cyprus Central Bank Failed Its Job, President Tells ECB Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    The governor of Cyprus's central bank failed to regulate its banking system effectively, the island's president Nicos Anastasiades told ECB chief Mario Draghi.

  • Malta’s Banks Could Face European Crackdown: Fitch Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 10:43 AM ET

    Malta's banking sector is seven-times the size of its economy and proportionally bigger than that of Cyprus, but Fitch Ratings said although it is less at risk in the short-term, it could still fall foul of EU leaders' crackdown on outsized and offshore bank sectors.

  • IMF: There Is No Silver Bullet for Debt Concerns Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund

    The International Monetary Fund has urged advanced economies to use "all prudent measures" to boost sluggish demand, including monetary policy, even as it trimmed 2013 growth forecasts for the global economy to 3.25 percent.

  • Global Markets: Europe Extends Losses     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 6:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports European shares drifted lower as worries about the global outlook; a heavy sell-off in commodities; and two explosions at the Boston Marathon prompted investors to avoid risk.

  • Italy's Two Options: Hardball or Consensus Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:53 AM ET
    A view of the main facade of the Italian Parliament, Palazzo Montecitorio.

    Italian lawmakers will begin voting on Thursday to elect a new president, in the hope that they can end the country's political impasse, over which concerns are growing.

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  • Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.