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Output at euro zone factories rose much more strongly than expected in March to show the highest jump in 20 months.
Boris Schlossberg, managing director at BK Asset Management, tells CNBC that the Euro has had everything thrown at it and been remarkably resilient.
Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union, tells CNBC that five years in to the economic crisis, austerity has failed, international institutions have failed and there's a humanitarian crisis.
New research shows the French public now have less faith in their economy and the European Union than the Spanish or the Italians.
Don Smith, government bond strategist at ICAP, tells CNBC that yield levels across the euro zone are edging higher but not because of the euro zone, it's being driven by treasurys.
European finance ministers speak to CNBC about whether there's a credible threat of Britain leaving the European Union.
Richard Hoey, chief economist at BNY Mellon, tells CNBC that the European economy is about to hit the bottom of the saucer, with a very slow recovery.
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), tells CNBC's Steve Sedgwick that David Cameron needs to have a proper, sincere negotiation about getting powers back from the EU.
John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, says that despite knowing that the three global driving economies will grow in 2014, markets are wrongly positioned.
European shares opened slightly higher on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels.
Commerzbank is offering shares at a deep discount in a 2.5 billion euro ($3.3 billion) capital increase aimed at repaying funds it owes to the German government and insurer Allianz.
As disagreement grows over whether a system to wind up Europe's failing banks - a central tenet to region-wide banking union – requires treaty change, France's finance minister told CNBC that Europe should let its lawyers work it out.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, talks about the need for companies to "reinvent" themselves and DSM's acquisition strategy.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, comments on recent bond trends and explains why peripheral bonds are higher despite consolidation in core countries.
Greece plans to sell bonds at some point early in 2014, ending four years of exclusion from international capital markets, the country's PM Antonis Samaras said on Monday.
Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, says that he is serious about France's economy but that he and the French people "refuse" austerity.
Britain's ruling Conservatives will unveil a draft bill on Tuesday that could make Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of a referendum on Britain's European Union membership legally binding.
Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, reiterates his view that the European Union does not need a treaty change to implement its banking union.
John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo, discusses the U.K's place in the European Union and the possible implementation of a banking union in the single currency bloc.
CNBC's Mary Thompson explains what is holding back stocks today.
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Ylan Mui, financial reporter at the Washington Post, discusses the upcoming U.S. GDP data, jobless rates and the Federal Reserve's reaction to the data.
The White House has approved $30 million in funding for NASA mission to Jupiter's second moon, Europa. Bobak Ferdowsi, systems engineer at NASA, explains the mission.
Andrew Burkly, managing director and head of institutional portfolio strategy at Oppenheimer & Co., discusses global asset prices.