European Closing Bell


  • Europe Shares Close Lower as Earnings Weigh     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    A leading pan-European stock index fell on Thursday, hit by drops in brewing group AB Inbev and oil major Shell, and some expected further weakness in the near term.

  • Deutsche Bank's Jump in Capital Ratio     Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Dirk Becker, head of banking sector research at Kepler Capital Markets in Frankfurt, says Deutsche Bank could have achieved the jump in its capital ratio by selling risk positions.

  • Stimulus Will Do Little for Spain's Worsening Debt Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:13 AM ET

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to announce stimulus measures as soon as Friday and the EU looks willing to ease budget deficit targets for Madrid, but it could all be in vain as the debt mounts up, according to an HSBC economist.

  • Will Egypt Mess Up Its Transition?     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    David Butter, associate fellow at Chatham House, contemplates the difficulties of recovery and restoring confidence in Egypt.

  • Technical Look at the Markets     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Roelof van den Akker, technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, takes a technical look at the DOW transportation index, the US 30-year T-Bond future and the euro/dollar exchange rate.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower After US GDP Disappoints     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares extended losses to close lower on Wednesday after U.S. gross domestic product data came in weaker than expected.

  • Beginning of a Pull-Back in US Stocks?     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, sees the beginning of a pull-back in the U.S. stock market.

  • H&M Is Still Expanding: CFO     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jyrki Tervonen, CFO of H&M, tells CNBC the company continues expanding in 2013.

  • Will Stimulus Release the Spanish Bull?     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jamie Dannhauser, senior economist at Lombard Street Research, says Spain's priority should never have been fixing the fiscal deficit, commenting on the Spanish stimulus measures to be unveiled later this week.

  • US GDP Number Isn't Too Bad: Econ     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, shares his views on the disappointing U.S. GDP numbers.

  • Investors Throw Spain a Lifeline as Economy Shrinks Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    With record unemployment figures, a fractious political scene, years of declining retail sales and Wednesday's depressing growth data, Spain appears to be sinking. Yet an improvement in risk appetite and falling borrowing costs continue to prop up the economy.

  • Technical Look at the Markets     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, joins CNBC for a technical look at the equity v.s. bond ratio and the S&P 500.

  • Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alberto Perlman, co-founder and CEO of Zumba, talks to CNBC about the business model behind Zumba.

  • European Shares Close Up; Fed Meeting Eyed     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly higher on Tuesday, following on from the recent rally which helped shares reach multi-year highs.

  • Low Political Risk in Italy: Coutts     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Norman Villamin, chief investment officer for Europe at Coutts, says Italy's political risks have diminished as Italians head to the polls in February.

  • Spain's Rajoy Adds Some Stimulus to the Austerity Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 1:46 AM ET
    Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.

    Spain's conservative prime minister is preparing a package of small measures - such as tax breaks for young entrepreneurs - to stimulate the economy even as he vows to stick to budget cuts.

  • Fine Wines With Healthy Returns     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Miles Davis, partner at Wine Asset Managers, expects the fine wine market to earn healthy returns in 2013, correlated to growing wealth in developing economies.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Monday, boosted by upbeat U.S. durable goods sales data showing orders jumped 4.6 percent in December. Expectations had been for a 1.8 percent rise.

  • Oil Company Launches Retail Bond     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jonathan Swinney, CFO of EnQuest, tells CNBC how the oil company plans to use the capital from its retail bond issuance.

  • 'Major' Risk of UK Losing AAA Rating: SocGen     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses whether the sterling will fall further, and says there is a "major" risk the U.K. will lose its triple-A rating.

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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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