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Political deadlock in Italy could provoke upheaval in the euro zone economy, as well as in the currency and equity markets, analysts told CNBC.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, where stocks have dropped on the inconclusive Italian election result.
Alberto Martinelli, professor of Political Science at Universita' La Statale, tells CNBC there is no majority possible in Italy even with Mario Monti.
Gerry Fowler, global head of equity & derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that the Italian vote is a blow for further European integration.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said progress in lowering the odds of death at all ages has been so rapid since 1900 that life expectancy has risen faster than it did in the previous 200 millennia since modern man began to evolve from hominid species. The Financial Time reports.
Stephane Richard, CEO of France Telecom-Orange, tells CNBC that the European telecoms industry is weak, pays too much tax and needs a digital strategy.
Germany's central bank has called on France to stick to its EU-mandated budget deficit target, saying that any slippage by such a eurozone heavyweight would further undermine confidence in the bloc's fiscal discipline. The Financial Times reports.
European markets are braced for a sell off on Tuesday as Italy's election results could result in a political deadlock, causing economic chaos and further damage to the euro zone.
Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, tells CNBC that market euphoria has been disconnected from the fundamentals and the Italian election is a wakeup call.
Olivier d'Assier, Managing Director, Europe and Asia at Axioma says risks in the euro zone remain and problems within Italy will probably stay for another 3 to 4 months.
Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country.
Simon Grose-Hodge, Head of Investment advisory, Singapore at LGT Bank tells CNBC why one should buy European equities and steer clear of peripheral bonds.
Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist at FXCM tells CNBC what he thinks could send the dollar lower, where he thinks the euro would be by year-end, and what exactly to expect from the yen.
Projections from an early vote count in Italy's election on Monday showed Silvio Berlusconi's center right slightly ahead in the Senate, a result that could cause deep government instability if confirmed.
Gold has found itself unable to extend its decade-long rally into 2013 – all the more curious given that central bank easing still continues to flow and global risks abound.
World markets turned volatile on Monday, with fears of a hung parliament in Italy rippling across the globe, as the outcome of its general election remained highly uncertain.
Viber CEO Talmon Marco explains how his messaging and voice-calling app, launched in 2010 to rival Skype, is adding half a million users per day.
Todd Gebhart, co-president at McAfee, warns of new risks to mobile security, and adds that one-third of users do not bother with passwords.
Hopes of a victory for a pro-reform Italian government helped fuel a stock market rally and support government bonds on Monday in the final stages of voting in the general election.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports global markets are keeping an eye on Italian election results, as Moody's downgrades UK's credit rating from AAA to AA1.
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Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.
Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".
European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.