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Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European markets which have opened slightly easier.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy looks to have a tough year ahead as austerity bites, Catalonia bucks, and corruption lurks. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Monte dei Paschi's risk control unit and its own internal audit team were alarmed about the department responsible for a series of opaque structured finance deals at the troubled bank as long ago as November 2009, bank documents show.
Severin Schwan, CEO of Roche, tells CNBC that 2012 was a very good year for Roche with the company outgrowing their markets in both Pharma and Diagnostics by five and four percent.
Chris Wyllie, Chief Investment Officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that in retail the people who are winning are those who have the right marriage between online and offline.
David Hutchings, head of European research at Cushman and Wakefield, tells CNBC that the commercial property market in Europe rebounded in Q4 driven primarily by foreign investors.
Emerging markets, and in particular, Latin America will be the drivers for continued growth, Swiss drug maker Roche told CNBC, even as the company faces price pressures elsewhere.
Tom Rogers, senior economic adviser at Ernst & Young says look out for more risk appetite as bank lending rises given the improved sentiment in the euro zone.
Will Oswald, Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at Standard Chartered Bank says we are in a better environment for the markets to perform with central banks willing to give support.
Italy's technocrat prime minister, Mario Monti, is likely to lead the country again after the national election in February, Coutts Chief Investment Officer Norman Villamin told CNBC.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the automaker's fourth quarter numbers and projected losses. And, Michael Ward, Sterne Agee analyst, weighs in on the earnings and explains why he has a "buy" on the stock.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on the European market as it closes, saying the U.S. data has lifted European equities into the close.
Egypt's army chief said political strife was pushing the state to the brink of collapse - a stark warning from the institution that ran the country until last year, as Cairo's first elected leader struggles to contain bloody street violence.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, including a high profile boardroom battle is heating up involving a major international coal mining company named Bumi.
Nat Rothschild, Co-founder of Bumi stepped up the bitter battle for control of the Indonesia-focused miner, attacking both the board for its inaction and CEO Nick von Schirnding for "embellishing his CV."
Dutch Queen Beatrix, who turns 75 on Thursday, announced she was abdicating in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander, telling her country it was time to hand the crown to the next generation after more than three decades on the throne.
The U.K. faces a "significant" risk of losing its triple-A rating, as its economy has worsened since it was placed on negative outlook last year, David Riley, Fitch Ratings global managing director for sovereign ratings, told CNBC.
Andrew Slimmon, managing director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, tells CNBC that he thinks the market rally is long from over and although many people are expecting a pullback, he questions whether it will come.
Mark Carney, incoming governor of the Bank of England, struck a cautious note on Monday, saying banks were now better placed to withstand financial shocks but warning that they still needed to reform further.
Karen Cho takes you through the European market open, with a focus on Spain as the Troika visits the country.
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Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, says that the rise of euro-skepticism in Germany could mean the government hardens its stance.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, after weak economic data weighed on sentiment and new tax rules in the U.S. hit the pharmaceutical sector.
Ulrich Grillo, president of the BDI says that without an additional 50 to 80 billion euros ($64-103 billion) in investments, Germany's future "is risky".