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After Portugal's rejection of the cost-cutting measures on which its bailout package depends, Invesco Perpetual's chief economist has added his voice to the anti-austerity camp, warning it could lead to "almost endless depression".
When did Margaret Thatcher's "free market boom" begin? Jimmy Williams, Democratic strategist and Vin Weber, former Mitt Romney senior advisor, share their opinions.
European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, with upward momentum coming from the basic resources sector as benign Chinese inflation data raised hopes of further monetary easing by Beijing.
Yves Leterme, deputy secretary-general of the OECD, talks to CNBC about the situation in Slovenia and says that letting the weaker banks fail would help strengthen the financial market.
European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, with upward momentum coming from the basic resources sector.
Larry McDonald, senior director, credit sales and trading at Newedge Group, tells CNBC that he doesn't like the risk/reward on offer in the U.S., so emerging markets offer better value.
Dominic Dyer, executive director at American European Institute, reflects on Jack Lew's European visit, suggesting his soundbites reflect growing concern in the U.S. over the state of the European economy.
British banks could pay up to a quarter more to be supervised as two new watchdogs adopt more intrusive regulation and impose higher fines which will be paid into the coffers of cash-strapped government.
The digital currency bitcoin continued its surge on Tuesday crossing $200, more than doubling in value in just over one week.
U.K. stocks performed better during Margaret Thatcher's tenure compared to any other period of time over the last 50 years.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has entered the tense debate on Thatcher's legacy and already drawn the ire of HSBC's chief economist.
Greek consumer prices entered deflationary territory for the first time in 45 years, data showed on Tuesday.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks rallied, helped by central bank money printing.
Slovenia is heading toward a severe banking crisis and a deep recession despite recent reforms, according to the OECD.
Mary Jo Jacobi, former assistant secretary of commerce and special assistant to the President, talks to CNBC about Margaret Thatcher's European vision and how some of the issues she raised are still relevant today.
French media group Lagardere Tuesday said it has sold its entire 7.4% stake in European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co EADS through a private placement for 2.28 billion euros.
Satyajit Das, author of Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives, tells CNBC why there is no way out of the the euro zone crisis .
German imports fell sharply in February for the third time in the last four months and exports also declined.
France's economy is at near-stall speed, trade and budget deficits widened last month and the country is embroiled in increasing political uncertainty.
Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, tells CNBC the stocks he thinks you should be buying.
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David Stubbs, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says the U.S. trade is crowded, but is still where investors should be.
Nick Hungerford, director and CEO of Nutmeg, says he will continue to be aggressive in equities in areas such as the U.S. and Germany.
Captain Dave Smith, retired British Airways pilot and spokesman for the British Airline Pilots Association, says the AirAsia pilot made choices that were "perfectly normal".