European Closing Bell


  • Italy Introduces 'Tobin' Transaction Tax     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tanuja Randery, CEO of MarketPrizm, says the Italian transaction tax will increase the cost of Italian equities and the negative impact on liquidity will be greater than the tax revenues it raises.

  • The Real Fiscal Problem is Medicare: Pro     Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tom Elliott, global strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, says the U.S. economy can absorb the sequester cuts, but the potential weight of Medicare over the next couple of decades needs to be addressed.

  • Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore, says to win back consumer confidence after the horse meat scandal, common standards have to be set for the food supply chain.

  • One More Year of Restructuring: RBS CEO     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Stephen Hester, CEO of RBS, says the bank has one more big year of restructuring in 2013 before it starts looking like a normal company.

  • Paul Donovan, deputy head of global economics at UBS, says a weak yen is not universally good for the Japanese economy, as many companies export in the yen.

  • Bankia Posts Record Loss     Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, says the bank's balance sheet is clean from real estate assets and covered for credits, ready to return to profitability this year.

  • Portugal Euro Exit 'Totally' Impossible: Minister     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Portuguese Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira says it would be "totally" out of the question for Portugal to leave the single currency.

  • Charting Currencies     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, takes a technical look at currencies, analyzing the GBP/USD, EUR/GBP and USD/JPY pairs.

  • British Beauty Business Defies Recession     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Caroline Neville, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, says the British 'kit and caboodle' industry employs 1 million people, and urges British cosmetic brands to capitalize on exports to emerging markets.

  • Europe Markets Close Higher     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen reports on Italy's strong bond auction and the gains for most European stocks on Wednesday.

  • Strong Demand for Italy Bond Auction     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, explains why there was strong demand for Italy's bond auction despite the political uncertainty. He also talks about the outlook for U.S. GDP growth.

  • Old Guard vs Protest Vote in Italy     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jacopo Barigazzi, editor-in-chief of Linkiesta, weighs up Beppe Grillo's web nous against media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi's TV presence.

  • Italy Yet to Reach Low Point: Strategist     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, advises long-term bond investors not to buy, as we are not yet at the bottom of the dip.

  • Euro Stocks at 3-Month Low on Italy Stalemate     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Euro zone shares sank to three month lows on Tuesday after an Italian election stalemate renewed concerns about the future of the single currency area.

  • Qtel Rebrands for Middle East Focus     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Nasser Marafih, CEO of Qatari Qtel, discusses the rebranding of his company as "Ooredoo", a move that was announced this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Markets Want an Italy Coalition: Economist     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief Southern European economist at Barclays, says a temporary coalition is the most market-friendly scenario for Italy.

  • No Contagion to Spain: Analyst     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, thinks yields on Spanish 10-year bonds will probably remain at Tuesday's levels.

  • Is Viber the Mobile Rival to Skype?     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Viber CEO Talmon Marco explains how his messaging and voice-calling app, launched in 2010 to rival Skype, is adding half a million users per day.

  • 'Sanity Will Prevail' in Italy: Research Head     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Investec Head of Research John Haynes says he is optimistic a Berlusconi-majority in the Italian Senate will not prevent progress in structural and fiscal reforms continuing.

  • McAfee: New Risks to Mobile Security     Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Todd Gebhart, co-president at McAfee, warns of new risks to mobile security, and adds that one-third of users do not bother with passwords.

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