European Closing Bell


  • EU needs UK more than we need them: Farage     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Leaving the European Union will not harm U.K. businesses says Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, arguing that most trade bodies are wrong on the issue.

  • UK ISIS strategy not 'thought through': Farage     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    The U.K.'s current strategy against ISIS is not thought-through says Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, arguing that the West should work with Middle Eastern partners.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks managed to consolidate slim gains on Friday afternoon after a heavy selloff in the previous session, while the German Dax index finished lower with a sharp drop for the insurance company Allianz.

  • Why you should favor US equities     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, says that the divergent central banks' policies will add volatility this fall and discusses how best to trade ECB action.

  • Can the euro weaken further?     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, looks at the euro and ECB policy and says that an even weaker euro "depends on the dollar".

  • Market 'over-reacting' to Bill Gross news: Pro     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank and Tom Elliott, partner and co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, discuss the market reaction to Bill Gross's departure from PIMCO.

  • 'Fantastic start' for H&M online: CFO     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jyrki Tervonen, CFO at Hennes & Mauritz, discusses the group's disappointing sales in September and comments on the online strategy.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday afternoon, as the head of the Bank of England warned that the time for raising interest rates from record lows was nearing.

  • Former ECB economist and president of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, Otmar Issing, says the concerns about the ECB's voting rotation scheme are "exaggerated".

  • Russia draft law to allow seizure of foreign assets Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law.

  • Modern art sales break record     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sales of post-war art broke records in the first half of 2014. Katharine Arnold, associate director at Christie's, tells CNBC. She discusses the latest trends in the market.

  • Euro lower on QE expectations: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, director of foreign exchange strategy at Citi, says the euro is lower due to the market focusing on the upcoming ECB meeting and on expectations of quantitative easing.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as weak economic data from Germany fuelled ECB stimulus hopes.

  • The economy doesn't work for most: Labour leader     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The economy has "got to be changed" says U.K. Labour leader Ed Miliband, arguing that ir currently doesn't work for most people.

  • France's situation is 'urgent': MEDEF     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tax and social law reforms are the most important changes to implement in France, says Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, adding that French people are "ready" for them.

  • Why German euro-skepticism matters     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, says that the rise of euro-skepticism in Germany could mean the government hardens its stance.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday, after weak economic data weighed on sentiment and new tax rules in the U.S. hit the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Germany's future could be 'risky': BDI     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Ulrich Grillo, president of the BDI says that without an additional 50 to 80 billion euros ($64-103 billion) in investments, Germany's future "is risky".

  • Emerging markets heading for correction?     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Hauner, head of cross-asset strategy product for EEMEA at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says that emerging markets' risk assets are in "a bit of a dangerous situation".

  • Euro at 'much better level': Philips CEO     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Performance wise, 2014 will not be a good year for Philips says CEO Frans Van Houten. He adds that the euro is now at a more "acceptable" level, making for a more level playing field.

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  • Join Louisa Bojesen for a fast-paced, dynamic wrap up to the trading day. European Closing Bell gives an in-depth analysis of the day's market action and includes expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Reporting live from London on the day's financial and business events, Closing Bell also includes live contribution and analysis from across Europe. Get involved in the program and e-mail your questions and comments to the show: Europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.

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