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  • Main Risk to Widening Spreads Is Removed: Expert  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:05 PM ET

    Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, says the main risk to widening spreads has been removed with the Cyprus deal but that we could still see an 'initial knee jerk reaction' in peripheral countries that could be most affected by capital flight.

  • Exceptional Measures for an Exceptional Situation?  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Virginie Maisonneuve, head of global and international equities at Schroders, tells CNBC that the an 'exceptional' situation in Cyprus ended up with an exceptional solution, one that was making the best of a bad job.

  • Gloom Enveloping Portugal as Austerity Drags On Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:49 AM ET

    Austerity is grinding Portugal down. The risk is that improving exports alone will not be enough to restore growth.

  • Is the ECB Facing Bailout Fatigue?  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    Larry McDonald, Newedge Group, discusses the long-term side effects of the Cyprus bailout, and why the situation is more significant than most investors realize.

  • New EU Law Could Include Tax on Uninsured Deposits Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:55 AM ET
    EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    It might be possible for large uninsured depositors to be "bailed-in" as part of the future resolution of a bank under a new draft EU law, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

  • Spanish Economy to Sink Deeper Into Recession Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET
    The Bank of Spain in Madrid

    Spain's economy will sink deeper into recession this year, the Bank of Spain said on Tuesday, sending a stark message to the government as it prepares to revise its own growth forecast.

  • CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, and takes a look at the trading action in Wolseley and Kingfisher.

  • Fragile Economy Curbing M&A Appetite  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:35 AM ET

    Steve Allam, M&A practice leader for EMEA at Towers Watson, says worries over the economy and the risk of losing money have led to a significant drop in global M&A deals this quarter with Europe continuing to underperform.

  • Nathan Sheets, global head of international economics at Citigroup, discusses the possibility of capital flight out of Cyprus and the wider euro zone area. He also discusses Federal Reserve stimulus which he believes will start slowing in the second half of the year.

  • Big Cypriot Bank Depositors Could Lose 40%: Minister Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 5:05 AM ET
    A Bank of Cyprus branch in Nicosia, Cyprus

    Cyprus's Finance Minister said on Tuesday big depositors in Cypriot banks could lose about 40 percent of their deposits as part of an international rescue plan.

  • Forget Cyprus: Focus on the Big and Slow Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:07 AM ET

    Investors are prone to add unnecessary significance to the latest piece of fast-moving market noise, while underestimating or missing large and slow-moving shifts that have huge impact, say Alexander Friedman and Kiran Ganesh from UBS.

  • Cyprus Crisis Has Positive Elements: Pro  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Donal O'Mahony, global strategist at Davy, tells CNBC that when the dust settles on Cyprus investors will be left thinking about what Europe didn't do.

  • European Markets Open Higher  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Karen Tso takes you through the European market open where stocks have come in higher, with European officials doing there best to calm investor fears over Cyprus.

  • EU: 'No Longer a Civilized Democracy': Pro  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Lars Seier Christensen, co-founder and CEO of Saxo bank, tells CNBC that one has to assume the EU may use a depositor tax again in future crises.

  • Investors Should Switch Focus to 'Big Show': Pro  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Didier Duret, global chief investment officer at ABN Amro Private Banking, tells CNBC that investor focus should move from Cyprus to the US fundamentals which are looking positive.

  • Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem: What He Did and Didn't Say  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 2:15 AM ET

    Twice in eight days Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has made unguarded comments that moved markets. Kelly Evans and Julia Chatterley discuss whether he's a scapegoat or a bull in china shop.

  • Voters Becoming Uncertain About Euro Zone: Pro  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, tells CNBC that Angela Merkel needs to maintain a hardline stance in order to get reelected in September.

  • Cyprus Deal: EU Controlling Capital  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist at Saxo Bank says capital restrictions is the last thing a country wants and the impairment on Cyprus banks could be equal to potential losses had there not been a bailout.

  • Cyprus Got A Reasonable Deal  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 1:05 AM ET

    Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst at CMC Markets says the Cyprus deal was reasonable given the circumstances. He says the correction in markets were underway despite the Cyprus saga.

  • Weak Euro can be Good for Exporters  Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment Advisory, Singapore at LGT Bank talks Cyprus and tells CNBC's Cash which stocks will benefit from the weak euro.

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