Following Greece's resounding "no" vote in Sunday's referendum, global banks have upped their stakes on the debt-mired nation quitting the euro zone.» Read More
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have come in higher.
The U.K.'s future in Europe returned to the political agenda on Tuesday after a former finance minister said the case for a British exit from the European Union "is clear."
Danish brewer Carlsberg kept its 2013 outlook unchanged after first-quarter operating profits and revenue rose more than forecast, partly aided by strong Asia sales.
Societe Generale, France's No. 2 listed bank, reported a 50 percent slump in quarterly profit on Tuesday on the back of a weakening domestic economy and one-off charges.
Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Markets Consultant at Saxo Bank discusses the impact of further ECB rate cuts including the option of negative deposit rates.
European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi's latest comments that further monetary easing in the euro area is possible is making euro bulls think twice, say currency analysts.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Monday's market moving events in Europe, as shares trimmed losses after comments from the ECB's Mario Draghi.
European stocks close off their lows Monday, after hitting five-year highs last week, amid hopes for further central bank stimulus and as investors largely shrugged off a tepid euro zone economic report.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, believes European bond yields will remain very low despite disappointing data because "they're the ultimate safe haven".
The French benchmark CAC index has performed strongly, suggesting that local politics are not of great concern to the market.
Bruno Verstraete, partner at Lakefield Partners, says the European equity rally still has some length to go because of a "small rotation".
After one year in office, no French president has been as unpopular as Francois Hollande.
The ECB can cut its main policy rate even further after decreasing it to a new record low on Thursday, ECB Executive Board member Coeure said.
Bruno Jeanbart, director political studies and opinion polls at Opinionway, explains why Francois Hollande has suffered such in steep fall in popularity during his first year in office.
The euro zone's business downturn dragged on in April, suggesting the region may be falling deeper into recession this quarter, business surveys showed on Monday.
Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, comments on euro zone data and explains why the discussion over ending austerity only makes business people confused.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where the UK markets are closed for a bank holiday weekend.
Roger Nightingale, economist at RDN Associates and Steve Sedgwick have a heated debate about whether Europe can be blamed for Britain's problems.
Francois Mallet, managing director of Kepler Capital Markets, tells CNBC that the CAC has done well, up almost 20 percent in a year, which shows the French local concern is not the concern of the markets.
Saying no to Yahoo's bid to take a majority stake in French online video website Dailymotion does not mean the French government is anti-business, the country's foreign minister told CNBC.
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Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst of Commerzbank, discusses the situation in Greece following last weekend's bailout referendum.
Tim Edwards, senior director of index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses prospects for European equities following last weekend's Greek bailout referendum.
Salman Ahmed, global strategist at Lombard Odier, discusses the fallout from the weekend's Greek bailout referendum.