The ECB doled out 82.6 billion euros ($106.3 billion) in cheap loans to banks on Thursday, and released details of a new rotation system for its Governing Council.» Read More
Gregorio Saichin, Head of Emerging Markets & High Yield Fixed Income Funds at Pioneer Investments, explains how the situation in Cyprus will play out in the sovereign bond markets in the long-term.
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore discusses the threat of other debt-riddled nations following Cyprus' unusual bailout proposal.
Cyprus' president was in talks to ease the terms of a bailout as he tried to scrape together support for the deal, the FT reports.
Cyprus Finance Minister Michael Sarris told CNBC that there will be no capital restrictions and that people will be able to move their money out of the country on Tuesday after banks re-open. But he acknowledged people may doubt this.
Cyprus's parliament will vote Sunday on whether savers must pay a levy on bank deposits under terms for an international bailout. Approval is far from certain.
Europe's rescue of Cyprus, partly funded by bank deposits, is not applicable to other euro zone countries, according to an economy ministry source in Spain.
Latvia's Prime Minister hit back at Paul Krugman's criticism of Latvia's austerity measures.
Valdis Dombrovskis, prime minister of Latvia, said Paul Krugman is wrong in his criticism of Latvia's austerity measures and that his country will join the euro on January 1 next year.
European shares are lower as finance ministers prepare to discuss Cyprus bailout. CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports.
A Cyprus bailout is likely to be close to 10 billion euros ($13 billion), or much lower than forecast thanks to tax measures that are likely to boost revenues.
Chinks are showing in the Italian bond market's resilience to the political stalemate that followed last month's election.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gave EU leaders a crash course in macroeconomics late on Thursday, emphasizing his concerns about low productivity and high labor costs hurting the euro zone's prospects.
Inflation pressures in the euro zone are easing, giving governments and central bankers a touch more leeway for stimulus as the region's leaders seek to shift their focus to reviving economic growth.
Hungary's increasingly aggressive moves against media, judiciary and central bank independence will be discussed by European Union heads of states on Friday.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European shares were relatively unchanged in morning trading.
EU officials worked on a rescue package for Cyprus on Friday, hoping to get approval from the IMF and euro zone finance ministers later in the day.
Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital says that private equity firms and institutional investors can fill the void left by a pullback in bank lending.
EU and IMF officials planned to work on a rescue package for Cyprus through the night in Brussels to get an outline of a bailout program to euro zone finance experts.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban dismissed criticism that changes his government has made to the constitution are anti-democratic.
European leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday hinted that some countries could be given more time to meet their deficit goals as they address high unemployment and seek to ease the pain of tough austerity measures.
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Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of Mytilineos, says Greece has now seen the worse and that it's now easier for businesses to get funding. He adds that the weaker euro is also helping
David Stubbs, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, says U.S. assets remain attractive following the latest Fed meeting and discusses European assets.
European shares closed higher on Thursday after an announcement from the European Central Bank on how it will make key decisions in the future.