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  • No Alternative to Sovereign Debt: Analyst     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC why it's so difficult to divorce the European banking system from sovereign debt.

  • Election Focuses on Lombardy Battleground Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:48 AM ET
    Mario Monti

    Voters across Lombardy, the industrial heartland of Italy, which calls Milan its capital, may well decide the outcome of the election – and the fate of Mario Monti, Italy's technocratic prime minister now seeking a political mandate. The FT reports.

  • Scandal, Economy Push Up Yields at Spanish Auction Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Political uncertainty over a corruption scandal and revived concerns over the economic health of the euro zone forced the Spanish Treasury to pay more to borrow at a triple-bond auction on Thursday.

  • Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA

    After five years at the helm of telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent, CEO Ben Verwaayen has announced he is to step, down telling CNBC that the execution required to complete the firm's turnaround may be beyond his abilities.

  • What Big Mac Prices Say About Europe's Economy Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:14 AM ET

    Forget about statistics for employment and industrial production, it is being claimed that the price of a hamburger is showing where Europe's economic reforms are working - and where they are not.

  • ECB Will Hold Interest Rates: Pro     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Allan Valentiner, director of Fixed Income at Johannes Führ, tells CNBC that the ECB is going to hold short-term rates where they are for quite some time.

  • European Markets Open Flat     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in flat.

  • Currency Wars Return '30s Style: Who Will Lose Out? Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:53 AM ET

    As countries try to weaken their currencies to boost exports, the risk of a currency war similar to events seen in the 1930s has heightened, according to Morgan Stanley.

  • Credit Suisse will continue to cut costs aggressively as it seeks to keep profits stable in the wake of poor fourth-quarter earnings and a fragile macro-economic environment, CEO Brady Dougan told CNBC Thursday.

  • Dassault CEO: 'Prudent to be Prudent'     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Bernard Charles, CEO of French technology group, Dassault Systemes, tells CNBC that it is 'prudent to be prudent' at the beginning of the year and not set up unrealistic targets.

  • Russian Money Streams Through Cyprus Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 1:29 AM ET
    A car drives past a billboard promoting a Russian bank on a main road in the southern Cypriot port of Limassol.

    In 2011, Cyprus was the number-one destination for Russian money being sent abroad and the number-one direct investor in Russia, with more than $13bn in investments, according to Russia’s Central Bank, the Financial Times reports.

  • Defensive Strategy: Short the Euro     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:45 AM ET

    Brendan Brown, Head of Economic Research at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities says a short position in the EUR is a good defensive strategy.

  • Credit Suisse Swings to Profit, Misses Forecasts Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:36 AM ET

    Credit Suisse said on Thursday it will cut more costs than expected, after swinging to a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit.

  • Nervous Market Reactions Look Overdrawn     Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets discusses the Europe markets and says the nervousness there is overdrawn.

  • Traders Watch Scary Chart Patterns, Bearish Forecasts Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 8:24 PM ET

    Whether stocks can break out one way or the other has been the question of the week, and the drama is building.

  • Global Markets Are On a Tear!     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    The Japanese Index is hitting a 52-month high, and the European markets are posting sizable gains for the year. CNBC's Seema Mody; Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital; Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management; and Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, offer insight.

  • The Euro Zone's Currency Concerns     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says the ECB will likely keep the refinancing rate on hold but Mario Draghi is likely to talk about keeping the euro low. He says the rise in Spanish and Italian 10-year bond yields is partly due to political uncertainty.

  • Time to Embrace Risk?     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:10 PM ET

    Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer, DBS Private Bank says unlimited central bank intervention has taken a large amount of tail risks off the table. He has moved from being neutral to overweight on stocks.

  • Impact of ECB's Policy Stance on the Euro     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:10 PM ET

    Arthur Hogan, Managing Director & Head of Product Strategy Equity Research at Lazard Capital Markets says the ECB is the only central bank that appears to be tightening. He says this has impacted the euro and led to pressure on exporters.

  • Some US Companies Are Seeing a Bottom in Europe Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.

    American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.

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