Shares in troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo slumped 50 percent on Thursday, after trading in the stock resumed following poor results.» Read More
CNBC's Brian Sullivan has the latest details on the S&P putting 15 European Union nations on negative creditwatch.
The positive news from Europe has some of our guests on CNBC looking forward to a Santa Claus rally, while others still remain a bit cautious.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the latest developments from Europe, as lawmakers there continue to find solutions to the region's debt crisis.
Discussing how investors are reacting to the latest news of a potential downgrade of Europe, with Paul Richards, UBS head of FX distribution Americas.
Will a break up of the the euro zone lead to a global financial crisis? Vassili Serebriakov, Wells Fargo currency strategist, provides perspective.
Louise Cooper, BGC Partners, weighs in on the potential ratings downgrade by the S&P on some euro zone members, including Germany.
The financial sector is among the big winners today, after being hard hit on euro zone worries, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Stuart Schweitzer, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, discusses whether comments from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are enough to calm global markets.
Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, shares his view on the market action Monday.
CNBC's Mandy Drury discusses how the markets are following up last week's tremendous performance. Hopes out of Europe are moving equities higher, but manufacturing data may be showing signs of weakness.
Insight on European markets at their close, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are outlining what's being called a euro zone master plan, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The euro is holding firm against the dollar, boosted by optimism on Italian austerity measures and the Merkel-Sarkozy meeting, with Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman.
Discussing last week, which saw the S&P's best weekly percentage gain since March of 2009, with William Strazzullo, Bell Curve Trading.
What to watch ahead of the open, with CNBC's Jim Cramer.
Will the ECB issue euro-bonds to stem the crisis? Antonio Garcia Pascual, Barclays Capital economist, says markets are ready for action. But he adds, "We're not expecting a large bazooka."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold talks in Paris to take another run at fixing the debt crisis, with CNBC's Ross Westgate.
As the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, are about to meet in Paris, CNBC's Annette Weisbach in Frankfurt and Stephane Pedrazzi in Paris discuss what will be on the meeting's agenda.
Tai Hui, Regional Head of Economic Research, SE Asia at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, talks about Europe's long-term problems, which remain despite the coordinated move by central banks.
Martin Lakos, Associate Director,Division Director of Macquarie Financial Services says it is too early to hold cyclical plays. He also remains positive on China and does not expect a hard landing there.
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Jean-Pierre Camadieu, chairman & CEO of Solvay, describes Brazil as the "weak point" for the company and says more M&A activity is on the way.
Henri Proglio, CEO of EDF, says he is very confident that the group will beat expectations in 2014.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.