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  • Funding for Lending Scheme Is a 'Pretty Bandaid' Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:56 AM ET

    The Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is like a "pretty bandaid" for the banking sector, one economist told CNBC on Wednesday after the central bank expanded the program.

  • Germany's Ifo Drops in April, Raising Odds of ECB Cut Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 4:04 AM ET
    Berlin, Germany

    Germany's Ifo index dropped in April, in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is slowing.

  • France's Moscovici Dozed Off During Cyprus Talks Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:45 AM ET
    Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, speaks in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    The sight of the head of the IMF waking up France's top finance official during a crisis meeting over Cyprus illustrates a question that is troubling European diplomats: what has happened to France's voice in Europe?

  • European Markets Open Higher Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    European Markets Open Higher

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open where retail is under a lot of pressure.

  • Credit Suisse Profit Rises, Flags Cash Dividend Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:56 AM ET
    Credit Suisse CEO: More Tough Times Ahead for Financials

    Credit Suisse said on Wednesday first-quarter net profit rose on the year due in part to its investment bank, and flagged a cash dividend.

  • Nordea CEO: Corporates Not Investing Yet Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:45 AM ET
    Nordea CEO: Corporates Not Investing Yet

    Christian Clausen, CEO of Nordea, tells CNBC that in the corporate sector it is very much wait and see and corporates are not investing yet.

  • ECB Rate Cut Could Bring Big 'Disappointment' Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:54 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    Expectations that the European Central Bank (ECB) will announce a rate cut is likely to have a limited impact and could end up being a disappointment, analysts said.

  • UK Expands Funding Scheme to Boost Economy Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    The Bank of England

    Britain reworked its Funding for Lending Scheme on Wednesday in the hope of getting more credit flowing to small and medium-sized firms and injecting more life into the country's flat-lining economy.

  • China Tycoon Defends Bid for Chunk of Iceland Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:14 AM ET
    Snowy road curving past the mountains, Iceland.

    The chairman of one of China's leading real estate investment groups, made famous by his bid to buy a farm in Iceland, says the deal would have been very profitable had it gone through.

  • Europe Housing Market a Concern Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 12:05 AM ET
    Europe Housing Market a Concern

    Rob Aspin, Head of Equity Investment Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank Wealth Management Group says the weak housing market in Europe is a key concern having a direct bearing on the wealth effect.

  • Is The Bottom in For Gold? Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is The Bottom in For Gold?

    Stocks are moving higher on better-than-expected earnings, with the FMHR traders; and John Taylor, FX Concepts, shares his market and commodity outlook for investors.

  • Italy's Napolitano Could Name New PM Today Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Italy's president held urgent talks on Tuesday aimed at naming a prime minister to head a coalition government and end two months of post-election stalemate.

  • European Markets Close Higher Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Higher

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as stocks extend gains on a positive Spanish bond auction and better-than-expected French manufacturing data.

  • European Markets Close Higher Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European Markets Close Higher

    Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.

  • Hungary Cuts Interest Rates to Record Low Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Budapest

    Hungary's central bank cut interest rate to a new record low of 4.75 percent on Tuesday, in an attempt to bolster the flagging economy, as inflation has eased to a record low of 2.2 percent.

  • Cheap Liquidity Is Driving Markets: Pro Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Cheap Liquidity Is Driving Markets: Pro

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.

  • ECB Should Not Cut Rates: Top German Adviser Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:32 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    Recent comments by European Central Bank (ECB) governing board members have the market brimming with anticipation of an imminent rate cut. But according to one of Angela Merkel's top economic advisers, the ECB shouldn't cut rates.

  • Jim O'Neill

    After German 10-year bund yields fell to their lowest for several months, renowned economist Jim O'Neill told CNBC he would not invest in the safe haven debt.

  • Libor Must Be Based on 'Fact, Not Fiction' Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:09 AM ET

    U.S. regulator Gary Gensler said the world needs an alternative to the scandal-plagued Libor.

  • Global Markets: European Markets Higher Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    Global Markets: European Markets Higher

    CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on Tuesday's market moving events from Europe, as shares moved higher on better-than-expected PMI data from France.

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