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  • Why Italy Is a Safer Bet Than Spain: Strategist Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 8:26 AM ET

    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.

  • Stocks to Crash, Gold to Top $10,000: Albert Edwards Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 7:59 AM ET

    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.

  • Global Markets: UK Dodges 'Triple-Dip' Recession   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Global Markets: UK Dodges 'Triple-Dip' Recession

    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.

  • Trade of the Day: Sell Sterling on Rally?   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:32 AM ET
    Trade of the Day: Sell Sterling on Rally?

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

  • Could Euro Bonds Ease Austerity?   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 5:00 AM ET
    Could Euro Bonds Ease Austerity?

    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".

  • Politics Will Prolong Austerity: Pro   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Has Austerity Reached Its Limits?

    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.

  • Can Italy's New Government Reform the Economy?   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 4:00 AM ET
    Can Italy's New Government Reform the Economy?

    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.

  • UK Avoids 'Triple-Dip,' but Struggle Ahead Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:55 AM ET

    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.

  • Moscovici: 'I Wasn't Asleep, Stop French Bashing' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:25 AM ET

    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."

  • French CEO: Politicians Must Open Their Eyes Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:22 AM ET

    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.

  • Euro Zone's Largest Bank Reports 26% Profit Drop Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:07 AM ET
    Bank of Santander Headquarters

    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.

  • European Markets Open Mixed   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Mixed

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in mixed on the back of earnings season.

  • Three Charts That Show UK Austerity Isn't Working Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:41 AM ET

    The U.K. economy grew more than expected in the first quarter and George Osborne pointed to signs of healing. But three charts show why the U.K.'s austerity plan is so controversial and why many argue it isn't working.

  • Italy's New Leader Throws Down Gauntlet on Austerity Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Italy's political deadlock may be over after the country's President nominated center-left politician Enrico Letta as prime minister on Wednesday. He has already signaled that Italy could now turn away from austerity.

  • Has the Status Quo Returned to Italy?   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:40 AM ET
    Has the Status Quo Returned to Italy?

    David Lea, senior analyst at Control Risks, tells CNBC in the long game Beppe Grillo may be empowered as the only opposition in Italy but in the short-term he is out in the cold.

  • Europe Numbers Improving: Randstad CEO   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:30 AM ET
    Europe Numbers Improving: Randstad CEO

    Ben Noteboom, CEO of Randstad, tells CNBC that throughout the quarter numbers have improved in the Europe and the trend is positive.

  • Despite 'Bad News' Markets Are on a 'Grabathon' Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET

    The global economy is showing signs of slowing yet global stock markets are back near their highs for the year on growing expectations the ECB will soon join other central banks with a more expansionary policy.

  • ECB: Ditching Austerity Would Not Help Euro Zone Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:10 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    ECB policymakers rebuffed suggestions that Europe should ease up on austerity and said that while the central bank has room to cut interest rates, such a move would not necessarily help the economy much.

  • Expect Draghi to Cut Rates   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:20 AM ET
    Expect Draghi to Cut Rates

    Greg Matwejev, Director of FX, Hedge Fund Sales and Trading for Newedge Asia Pacific says an ECB rate cut at the next meeting next week (May 2) is a done deal.

  • Moving Away From Austerity   Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:08 AM ET
    Moving Away From Austerity

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia says not to expect any more budget cuts out of Europe because there has been a shift in mood worldwide that austerity is not working.

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  • IMF discusses role in Egypt

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that the IMF has two roles to play with Egypt, one of which is to provide dialogue and the other is to provide financial support.

  • IMF: Egypt has 'a long way to go'

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that Egypt has made a lot of improvements regarding energy subsidies and broader reforms, but still has "a long way to go."

  • Is Greece spiralling out of control?

    Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says the negotiations between creditors and Greece may not end well.