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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.
Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, tells CNBC that politics rather than economics is looking most likely to cause a market shock.
An inconclusive election in Italy, the region's third- largest economy, rattled investors and caused a sharp fall in Euro-Zone sentiment, Sentix said on Monday.
Italy could be inching closer towards another election within months after center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani issued an ultimatum to anti-establishment 5-Star Movement boss Beppe Grillo to support a new government or return to the polls.
Swiss voters on Sunday approved what has been dubbed the toughest executive pay rules in the world. Sixty eight percent of voters were in favor of forcing Swiss companies to give shareholders sweeping powers in deciding on executive pay.
New research by Citigroup has shed a light on the growing gap between a weak economy and a bullish stock market in the U.K., but the bank says sterling's tumble could be a warning for overseas investors, particularly those from the U.S.
Poland's bond market, which saw record inflows last year, is no longer appealing, according to BNP Paribas' Bartosz Pawlowski.
Nearly three years after Britain's Conservative-led government vowed to restore the country to financial health, the economy looks stuck in a rut and could already be in its third recession since 2008.
Peter Spiegel, Brussels Bureau chief at the FT, tells CNBC that the result of the Italian election may stir action at the Eurogroup meeting.
Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a pre-tax profit of $20.65 billion for 2012, much lower than the $22.7 billion forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll.
Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, tells CNBC that there will be increased market volatility in March due to the US Sequester and the ongoing political discussions in Italy.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in lower on China losses.
Greece has been reclassified from a "developed" to an "emerging market" by a major U.S.-based fund manager.
Britain's taxman has raised more cash than it hoped for from tax increases on property transactions as London luxury residential prices continue to climb.
David Costa, Dean and Collegiate Professor, Rob Kennedy College says the Swiss vote shows a strong will to enhance transparency and give more power to shareholders.
Thomas Harr, Former Senior FX strategist at Standard Chartered says the trend for the euro is to go lower on renewed worries over the region's debt crisis.
Billionaire George Soros says the euro cannot survive, and that Germany is at fault for prolonging the 4-year old crisis, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
Over-capacity in the global container ship market will continue to provide a drain on profit growth in 2013, according to Maersk CEO of North Asia, Tim Smith
Signals sent by the Italian election, such as reaffirmed changes in the euro area fiscal consolidation policies, have shown that Germany could have helped prevent much of what is currently hamstringing the Italian government.
Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to impose some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation, result projections showed.
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A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.
The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.
European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again. It comes after stocks fluctuated as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.