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European shares closed mixed after disappointing corporate and macroeconomic reports from the U.S.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday he had agreed to his re-election as head of state because of an unprecedented political deadlock.
European shares edged in-and-out of positive territory on Monday afternoon as U.S. stocks traded lower on weak earnings from Dow component Caterpillar and disappointing data.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Monday's market moving events in Europe, as shares pull back on weak earnings from Caterpillar.
Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says the market historically goes through a "soft patch" from May to October and that it is consequently better to adopt a more defensive position.
Gary Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, talks about the Libor rate and the possible alternatives.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, says that unlike Europe, the U.S. remains focused on earnings rather than on the "good news" from Italy.
Spain's official population fell last year for the first time since records began as immigrants fled the on-and-off recession and soaring unemployment.
African finance ministers told their rich nation counterparts at weekend meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to work harder and faster to kick-start their economies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Monday that euro zone members must be prepared to cede control over certain policy domains to European institutions.
Pimco's Bill Gross has launched an attack on Britain and the euro zone for cutting debt with severe austerity measures, warning that such action risks stifling recovery, the FT reports.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as political concerns in Italy softened after its President agreed to stay for another term.
Financial market pressure on Slovenia has lain bare how this tiny euro zone state achieved Europe's smoothest transformation from a Communist economy to a market-based model: it only went half way.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Swiss industrial group ABB is to buy solar energy firm Power-One for about $1 billion, betting growth in emerging markets will revive a sector ravaged by recession-hit Europe.
Jonathan Stubbs, European equity strategist at Citigroup, explains that the long-term trend for European equities is still bullish despite expected disappointing European earnings.
The U.K. can't resort to major fiscal stimulus, the head of sovereign ratings at Fitch told CNBC.
Karen Tso takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher.
Despite the election of Giorgio Napolitano as Italy's president, analysts said a snap election couldn't be ruled out.
Up to half the 21 companies where the U.K. government has a shareholding could be wholly or partly privatized in the next few years, a senior official has said.
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Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.