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  • ECB bond-buying expected in March?  Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    With the European Central Bank considering making weak euro zone countries bear the burden of the stimulus programme, Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, discusses how the imminent sovereign quantitative easing might work.

  • Putin speech sparks more ruble volatility Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2014.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed "external factors" for its economic crisis Thursday, but failed to reassure investors.

  • Nigeria central bank saving 'for a rainy day'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Manji Cheto, vice-president of Teneo, explains why the Nigerian central bank has barred banks from dollar holdings.

  • Does Europe need structural reform?  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    At the EU summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble talks to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb on whether Europe needs structural reform.

  • Europe surges on Fed pledge, Russian stocks bounce  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply higher on Thursday with global sentiment boosted after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it had confidence in the economy.

  • Dovish fed boosts stocks  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Fed's announcement discussing an interest rate hike in the U.S., helped drive European markets higher, says Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading.

  • Presidential vote could still reach 180 votes  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Discussing last night's presidential vote in Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece says he believes that there is still a "fighting chance" for the coalition government to get the 180 votes.

  • Grybauskaite: Putin looking for 'someone to blame'  Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    At the EU Summit, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Vladimir Putin's "swipe" at EU leaders, whilst talking to Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb and Lithuania's Dalia Grybauskaite about Putin's speech.

  • Russia’s ruble rout: Why it shouldn't surprise you Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    A woman walks past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in Moscow on December 16, 2014.

    The ruble's volatility suggests that many traders and investors have been caught off guard by events in Russia.a.

  • Why spinoffs trend looks good for 2015  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Spinoffs have been a major theme this year for financial markets. Ryan Mendy, COO of The Edge, discusses the trend further and discusses how it will continue into 2015.

  • Emirates CEO: The oil price drop is beneficial  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Emirates Airline - and the industry more broadly - is benefitting from lower oil prices, and will report "healthy profits" says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airlines.

  • Russia's ruble not out of danger yet  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The Russian ruble is seeing a slight rebound after Tuesday's rate hike. Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING, discusses whether this puts investors at ease.

  • Europe closes higher, energy stocks bounce back  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, as banking stocks with a heavy exposure to Russia pared losses and energy stocks rebounded as oil prices recovered some ground.

  • Greece needs debt that's feasible: Politician  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ahead of Greece's presidential vote, Euclid Tsakalotos, an MP with the SYRIZA party, says that Greece needs a new debt agreement that is more "feasible".

  • Need 'stabilisation' in oil  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    In terms of the drop in oil prices, David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says their company is looking for "signs of stabilisation".

  • Swedish banks happy with 0% rate  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    With the Swedish Central Bank leaving its rates at 0%, Stefan Ingves, governor of Riksbank said that until the latter part of 2016, rates can be kept at 0%.

  • UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Discussing the Bank of England's stress test results, Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital, says that banks like Lloyds and RBS should be cutting costs to make a good return on capital for shareholders.

  • Russia's got a 'real problem'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    The Russian Central Bank raising its key interest rate will only make the economy worse and Russia will go "bust" says Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital.

  • European shares closed sharply lower on Monday with earlier gains seen in the price of oil reversed after heavy gunfire was heard outside a Sydney cafe where hostages were being held.

  • London airspace closed on power outage  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The U.K's air traffic control announces it has restricted flights in and around London due to a computer failure, CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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  • Bojesen anchors "European Closing Bell." In addition, she reports for CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia, NBC, and MSNBC.