The comparisons with U.S. peers just got a lot harder for European banks after a strong showing from J.P. Morgan to kick off earnings season, but could there be fresh revenue on the way for European investment banks?
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it was surprised by the recent slowdown in the euro zone but expects growth to pick up again.
European stocks closed higher Friday as economic data, early first-quarter results and Brexit relief calmed fears over the region's economy.
"We're a bit skeptical about the ability of Europe to use stimulus to come out of this," said UBS Chairman Axel Weber.
Klaus Regling, the managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, said stellar euro zone growth in 2017 could not be sustained and believes it was inevitable that economies would stall as central banks began to normalize policy.
European stocks were slightly higher Thursday, after EU leaders granted the U.K. a further extension to the date of Brexit.
The ECB president says people must wait and see what the White House does as there is often a "big gulf" between words and actions.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says the institution stands ready to adjust its instruments if a recession were to materialize.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks following the institution's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi discusses the health of the euro zone economy.
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, says the threat of protectionism is among potential factors dampening euro zone growth.
Jane Foley, senior FX strategist at Rabobank, discusses the European Central Bank's latest rate decision.
Alexis Gray, senior economist at Vanguard, reacts to the latest European Central Bank policy decision.
Esther Reichelt, FX strategist at Commerzbank, says Brexit is a more urgent concern for the market.
David Zahn, head of European fixed income at Franklin Templeton, explains what Brexit means for the U.K. bond market.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the European Central Bank's latest monetary policy decision.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi spoke at a press conference following the institution's decision to leave interest rates unchanged.
The ECB held interest rates steady on Wednesday, shortly after the IMF sharply downgraded its growth forecast for the euro zone economy.
A rate hike is not expected for this year and there is even a growing debate to lessen the burden on banks from the negative deposit rate.
European stocks closed higher Wednesday, after the ECB left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to an emergency Brexit summit.