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The French benchmark CAC index has performed strongly, suggesting that local politics are not of great concern to the market.
Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, says the European equity rally still has some length to go because of a "small rotation".
After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.
The ECB can cut its main policy rate even further after decreasing it to a new record low on Thursday, ECB Executive Board member Coeure said.
Bruno Jeanbart, director political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, explains why Francois Hollande has suffered such in steep fall in popularity during his first year in office.
The euro zone's business downturn dragged on in April, suggesting the region may be falling deeper into recession this quarter, business surveys showed on Monday.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, comments on euro zone data and explains why the discussion over ending austerity only makes business people confused.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where the UK markets are closed for a bank holiday weekend.
Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates and Steve Sedgwick have a heated debate about whether Europe can be blamed for Britain's problems.
Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.
Saying no to Yahoo's bid to take a majority stake in French online video website Dailymotion does not mean the French government is anti-business, the country's foreign minister told CNBC.
Klaus Baader, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Société Générale, says given the European growth picture, cyclical deterioration of the labor market will continue.
Ten of thousands of French protesters marched to denounce austerity on Sunday to mark the end of President Francois Hollande's first year in office.
On Wednesday, the WTO will decide whether an insider or an outsider will break the deadlock in global trade talks.
Harvard historian Niall Ferguson apologized for "stupid" remarks he made about economist John Maynard Keynes, which evoked a firestorm.
Jim O'Neill ended his 18-year career at Goldman Sachs by making one last forecast.
Chris Zwermann, global strategist at Zwermann Financial, discusses the performance of the DAX, which reached a new high on Friday.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports April's jobs reports in the U.S. boosted EU stocks to a five-year high.
European shares closed higher on Friday after non-farm payrolls data from the U.S. came in better-than-expected.
The ruling Conservative party in the U.K. took a blow on Friday after the anti-European Union U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) made major gains at local elections.
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