European Closing Bell


  • European market closes mixed     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared losses to close mixed on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

  • Impact of altitude on MH17 tragedy     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Zara, pilot and aviation expert at Tradewind Aviation, says that given the altitude at which the MH17 plane was flying, its assailants should have known it was a civil plane.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • Malaysian Airline plane crashes in Ukraine     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday, as investors shunned riskier assets due to a resurgence in concerns about Russia and sanctioning.

  • Is Liberty Global looking to acquire ITV?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.

  • Who will the sanctions hurt the most?     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.

  • Russian sanctions 'blow' for sentiment: Pro     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.

  • BRICS nations want an alternative: Pro     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    As their global investment footprint grows, the BRICS nations want an alternative to the Washington institutions, says Brian Coulton, emerging markets strategist at Legal & General Investment Management..

  • Europe closes up on China; Espirito Santo sours     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.

  • Long term indicators point to lower euro: Pro     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    All the longer-term technical indicators point towards a lower euro-to-dollar exchange rate, says Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets.

  • Are Italian banks lending?     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Italian banks are lending "what they can", considering their distressed assets, says Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy.

  • Yellen's comments are inappropriate: Pro     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Targeting specific areas of the stock market is inappropriate, and we've been here before with Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" comment in 1996, says Marc Ostwald, FX, rates and emerging markets strategist at ADM Investor Services International.

  • New fund with a Hollywood budget     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Glentham Film is a $100-million film fund that aims to take advantage of tax efficiencies at different film locations, says Nicola Horlick, chairman of Glentham Capital, which manages the fund.

  • Europe shares close higher     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, with earnings news from the U.S. and merger and acquisition activity helping bourses post healthy gains.

  • Lindt and Sprungli CEO Ernst Tanner told CNBC the deal was an "unique opportunity" and was worth in excess of $1 billion.

  • Kelly Ortberg, CEO of Rockwell Collins, argued that criticism of the F-35 jet is unfair, given the amount of new technology and invention that has gone into making the"fifth generation" fighter.

  • Shire deal makes strategic sense: Pro     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Shire remains a sound and attractive purchase for AbbVie at this valuation, as it is a partially tax-motivated purchase, says Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital. He added that Abbvie could potentially migrate its tax burden to the U.K. as a result of the deal.

  • M&A shows renewed focus on growth: Pro     Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Recent mergers and acquisition activity shows increasing corporate confidence and a renewed focus on future growth, says Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

  • Argentina wants it as much as Germany: Pro     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    The World Cup final will be different to Brazil's recent thrashing, says Ramon Vega, CEO and founder of Vega Swiss Asset Management, who argues Argentina really wants to win.

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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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