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European shares closed higher on Monday after Italy's new Prime Minister discussed his reform plans in his maiden speech to parliament.
Italy must focus on reviving its economy and it will lobby its European partners to obtain more growth-oriented policies at the EU level, new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in his maiden speech to parliament on Monday.
Nicola Marinelli, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, explains why he expects Italian bonds to come under pressure when the government attempts structural reforms.
David Bloom, global head of FX strategy at HSBC, says an ECB rate cut would not have much effect on the euro.
There are still good reasons for countries to join the euro zone, despite its difficulties at the moment, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen said on Monday. Emerging economies in eastern Europe are among potential candidates to join the single currency.
Italy's ten-year borrowing costs fell on Monday to the lowest point since October 2010 after the country's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend, ending two months of political deadlock in Italy.
Chief executives operating in the Middle East and North Africa, seeking to tap into the region's rapid growth and attractive demographics say they are facing red tape and a cascade of other hurdles.
Brent crude oil will hit $115 a barrel by the end of the year, according to a commodity analyst at Roubini Global Economics.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on Monday's market moving events from Europe, as Italy's new government prepared to announce its economic plan.
Confidence in the euro zone's economy fell for a second straight month in April and by more than expected, data showed on Monday, strengthening the case for a cut in interest rates this week. Likely of most concern, the pessimism has set in even in Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
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Now that Fabrizio Saccomanni has "made it" to head the economy ministry, markets may expect him to be the ECB's new man in Rome.
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Falling commodity prices coupled with China's structural slowdown will help create a new generation of emerging market "growth stars" across Europe and Asia, according to economists at independent research firm Capital Economics.
Erich Hauser, automotives analyst at Credit Suisse, talks about European auto-makers and says the spread between their performance in Europe and in the U.S. will continue to widen this quarter.
Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a reform law to unlock about 8.8 billion euros of rescue loans from the EU and the IMF. The legislation makes it easier to fire government employees for disciplinary reasons and extends an unpopular property tax.
Martyn Briggs, senior automotive consultant at Frost and Sullivan, tells CNBC the Fiat Group overall did make an operating profit despite losses in Europe.
Major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its U.S. joint venture with Verizon Communications.
John Wraith, fixed income Strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, tells CNBC whether he agrees that Italian bonds could fall to one percentage point over Bunds.
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