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  • Italy Government Could Be Agreed Saturday: Sources Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Italian prime minister-designate Enrico Letta could announce a new government on Saturday and go before parliament to spell out its program early next week, political sources said on Friday.

  • Spain 'Throws in the Towel' on Austerity Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    Spain will take until 2017 to meet the European Commission's budget deficit target of 3 percent of gross domestic product, the country revealed on Friday.

  • Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University

    Economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff revealed they have received "hate-filled" and "threatening" emails since their influential research on austerity was exposed as containing a error last week.

  • Global Markets: European Shares Lower   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Shares Lower

    CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on Friday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks shifted lower ahead of first quarter GDP data from the U.S.

  • Trade of the Day: Look for Cyclicality?   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:32 AM ET
    Trade of the Day: Look for Cyclicality?

    How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.

  • Why the ECB Needs to Be More Aggressive   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Why the ECB Needs to Be More Aggressive

    Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel Nicolaus, says the ECB will have to become much more aggressive to match the tone of other central banks in the world.

  • No Such Thing as Austerity in the UK: WPP CEO Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    Canary Wharf at night.

    The U.K. government has received a damning indictment from the CEO of the world's biggest advertising group, who said that austerity in the U.K. is a falsehood.

  • France Woos China With More Than Cheese and Wine Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:58 AM ET

    France may be facing declining growth in the euro zone, but the country is hoping to capitalize on strong demand in China for its 'nouveau-riche' products.

  • European Markets Open Lower   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Lower

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

  • ECB Should Weaken the Euro: Bini Smaghi Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    The European Central Bank needs to react to aggressive monetary policy in other parts of the world, a former governing council member of the central bank told CNBC.

  • Merkel Weighs In on ECB Interest Rate Debate Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:21 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaks in front of a flag of the European Union

    The European Central Bank would have to raise interest rates if it were looking at Germany alone but it is in a difficult position because of weakness elsewhere, Germany's Angela Merkel said.

  • Europe Should Weaken Its Currency: Bini Smaghi   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 1:20 AM ET
    Europe Should Weaken Its Currency: Bini Smaghi

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former ECB executive, tells CNBC that Europe should consider responding to the aggressive monetary policy adopted by other central banks.

  • Yen Continues to Retain Safe Haven Status   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:50 AM ET
    Yen Continues to Retain Safe Haven Status

    Ashraf Laidi, Chief Global Strategist at City Index says the Japanese Yen continues to retain safe haven status and does not believe the ECB will cut rates at the next meeting. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research of Reorient Financial Markets joins in the discussion.

  • Political Reform in Italy   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:35 AM ET
    Political Reform in Italy

    Simon Cox, Asia Economics Editor of The Economist says markets can hope for some adjustments to the electoral board and other political reforms in Italy under PM-designate Enrico Letta. Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets joins in the conversation and also discussed the BoJ Decision.

  • Europe Just Has to Tough it Out: Pro   Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 12:08 AM ET
    Europe Just Has to Tough it Out: Pro

    Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets says Europe just has to wait out the economic slump as there's nothing that can be done in terms of fiscal stimulus.

  • European Markets Rally After UK Avoids Recession   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Rally After UK Avoids Recession

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market moving events from Europe, as risk appetite returned to markets.

  • European Market Closes Higher   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Market Closes Higher

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • Greece More of A Worry Than Italy: Pro   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Greece More of A Worry Than Italy: Pro

    Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, analyses the performance of the S&P 500 as well as peripheral 10-year bond yields, and says Greece is more likely to bring another crisis than Italy.

  • France Is No German Twin: Deutsche Bank   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    France Is No German Twin: Deutsche Bank

    Thomas Mayer, senior adviser at Deutsche Bank, says that despite markets treating France as "the Siamese twin of Germany", investors should worry about French economic fundamentals.

  • Could Italy Trigger Another Crisis?   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Could Italy Trigger Another Crisis?

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says the appointment of Enrico Letta as prime minister reduces the potential for Italy to become the catalyst for another European crisis.

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