European Closing Bell


  • OMT: 'A day of victory for the ECB'  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses to possibility of ECB quantitative easing with Yves Mersch, an ECB board member.

  • A potential power shift in Italy?  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Discussing Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy's president, Jacopo Barigazzi, journalist and policy analyst in Milan, says that Italy needs a "strong figure" as president, as Italy still needs to overcome its economic crisis, and the president has more power than its prime minister.

  • UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    With Sainsbury's overtaking Asda as U.K.'s second biggest retailer, there's been mixed news for the supermarket sector. Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst in European food retail, at Sanford C. Bernstein discusses the current state of U.K. supermarkets.

  • Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.

  • Oil prices near 6-year lows: Analyst  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The oil price is nearing a 6-year low. Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says markets are looking for "a turning point" in oil production and it will end up being non-OPEC countries that cut supplies.

  • UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.

  • M&A: A surge in healthcare deals  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.

  • European shares close higher as oil falls  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Europe shares regained some ground on Monday, ending in positive territory as speculation on further stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) boost sentiment, even as the oil price continued to tank.

  • Scepticism on ECB's QE programme  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    The European Central Bank could announce a quantitative easing program that's based on paid-in capital by central banks, a source told CNBC. Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC weighs in on the bank's options when it comes to a potential sovereign bond-buying program.

  • Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.

  • Europe needs tighter security!  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    France is set to deploy 10,000 soldiers on their home soil after the recent terror attacks. CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on the latest developments in Paris and how Europe needs to increase its level of security.

  • 2015: The year Uber gets an IPO?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Could Uber have an IPO during 2015? Alex Wood, editor in chief at Tech City News, gives his thoughts and discusses wearable technology.

  • Paris attacks: All gunmen confirmed dead  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Discussing the hostage situations in France, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports that it has been confirmed that the Kouachi brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo shootings and the gunman involved in the kosher supermarket siege have been killed.

  • US jobs: Fed ran out of slack?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    While the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report beat expectations, wage figures disappointed. Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS, says that they expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates around the middle of 2015.

  • How to play oil-based stocks  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Shell is definitely a choice for investors as the most "defensive" oil services stock currently says Jason Gammel, oil equities analyst at Jefferies.

  • Paris: A city 'under attack'  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    As the investigation into the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine shootings continues, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports about the latest whereabouts of the two main suspects.

  • Europe accelerates to close sharply higher on Draghi  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks surged to close almost 3 percent higher after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated on Thursday that the central bank was ready to start "full-blown" quantitative easing.

  • Tesco has a 'fresh pair of eyes'  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tesco shares soar as it works on a new turnaround, on the same day that Marks & Spencer's drops due to poor Christmas sales. Guy Grainger, U.K. CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses.

  • Tesco: Past its sell-by date?  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on what is in-store for Tesco during 2015.

  • Paris shootings: Police 'closing in'on suspects  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    As the investigation into the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine shootings continues, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports about what we currently know about the two main suspects.

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