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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.
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.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Thursday's market moving events from Europe, as risk appetite returned to markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While talk around Fed policy has focused on tapering off its easing measures, a weakening economy likely will lead to more aggressive measures.
For most of the past year, bond investors have clubbed Italy and Spain together. But the time has come for bond investors to "decouple" Italy from Spain, argues a strategist.
Gold will top $10,000, the stock market will tank, and U.S. bond yields will be anemic, Albert Edwards said in a trademark bearish report.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Thursday's market moving events from Europe, as shares gave-back session lows on better-than-expected estimates from the United Kingdom.
How do you make money in these markets? Here is what some of the experts on CNBC have been telling us this morning.
Sean Darby, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies, says that Europe should take a similar approach to Japan and monetize its public debt by creating a "euro bond".
Sony Kapoor, managing director at Re-define, argues that despite mounting evidence on the social cost of austerity in Europe, policy won't change due to political games.
Nicola Borri, economics professor at LUISS Guido Carli University, questions how long an Italian bi-partisan government will last as he says there is no bi-partisan support on economic issues.
U.K. GDP grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013 but analysts warned that the economy will struggle in the months ahead.
The French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny that he had fallen asleep during Cypriot bailout talks, slamming what he called "French bashing."
The French government should be fully aware of the damage high taxes will inflict on France's business-friendly credentials including driving away entrepreneurs, Bernard Charles, CEO of the French specialist software maker Dassault Systemes told CNBC.
The euro zone's biggest bank Santander on Thursday posted a 25.9 percent drop in net profit from a year ago to 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion), missing analyst forecasts in a Reuters poll.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in mixed on the back of earnings season.
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Julian Skan, Accenture managing director overseeing the FinTech Innovation Lab London, talks about why there's been a surge in disruptive technology recently, saying that these technologies could change the business models for the banking industry.
Erik Prince, Chairman of Frontier Services Group, talks about his company and how it is helping other companies in Africa, and discusses China's investment in Africa.
Juan Sartori, president and founder of Union Group, explains why the Petrobras scandal is such a big deal, saying that it impacts Brazil's credibility.