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Daniel Harden, Senior Commercial Dealer at Global Reach Partners says the euro zone looks healthier as banks have stopped borrowing emergency funds and have started paying back their loans.
Nicholas Ferres, Investment Director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments discusses his calls in the European market.
Mikio Kumada, Executive Director & Global Strategist at LGT Capital Partners tells CNBC's Cash Flow which global markets he thinks are hot right now.
British banks that fail to guard their day-to-day banking from risky investment activities will face being dismantled, finance minister George Osborne is set to say later on Monday.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says countries with high levels of sovereign debt is an ongoing story. He says Argentina may not be the only country trying to find ways to lessen its debt burden.
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced his "last great electoral and political battle" on Sunday.
The Spanish PM has strongly denied claims that he and other members of the governing party received secret payments. "I have never received or distributed 'black money', it's false," he said, stressing that he would not resign.
French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici on Sunday said the government believed it could reach its 2013 economic growth target of 0.8 percent.
London hedge funds Odey Asset Management and Egerton Capital are among those upping their bets against Monte dei Paschi di Siena in recent days, after revelations the troubled Italian bank faces heavy losses.
The game may soon be up for banks that have made themselves look healthier by understating how risky their businesses are, which should help pension funds, savers and companies to decide which institutions to invest in.
Euro zone inflation fell to a two-year low as companies cut prices at a time of record joblessness, potentially giving the European Central Bank more scope to lower interest rates.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on EU markets moved higher on Friday after the U.S. released its jobs report.
Denmark is facing its "Nokia moment"; drugmaker Novo Nordisk has ballooned into a $100 billion giant, dominating its home stock market just as the Finnish firm did at the height of the 1990s tech boom.
Banks will pay back another 3.5 billion euros next week of the emergency 3-year loans they took from the European Central Bank a year ago, further deflating the ECB's balance sheet after they paid back a whopping 137 billion euros this week.
Spain's largest banks have reported dismal results over the past 24 hours, hit by toxic real estate assets, and according to analysts, the results highlight the desperate need for Spain's banks to raise more capital.
Keith McLoughlin, CEO of Electrolux, tells CNBC that Western Europe consumer demand is weak as austerity measures take hold and they expect low demand in the first half.
Steve Sedgwick takes you through the European market open, where stocks have opened flat.
Chris Wheeler, bank analyst at Mediobanca, tells CNBC that the big question is what state the balance sheets of European banks are in.
Louis Vuitton, the world's biggest luxury brand in terms of sales, is planning to dampen its expansion worldwide and focus on high-end products to preserve its exclusive image, said Bernard Arnault, chief executive of parent LVMH.
Ashok Shah, CIO at London and Capital, tells CNBC that banks have been given a ¿free lunch¿ borrowing at very low cost in order to boost their profitability.
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Credit Suisse CEO, Brady Dougan, tells CNBC that fixed income markets are looking toppy, but money flows remain strong in equities.
South Africa's Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, says the country's energy challenge presents an opportunity for investors.
Miguel Azevedo, Citi's head of investment banking, says Nigeria is currently more interesting than South Africa in terms of investment potential