European Closing Bell


  • Europe shares close mostly up; Swiss stocks tumble  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed mostly higher on Friday, but Swiss stocks weighed on wider benchmarks.

  • Greek banks: A 'psychological' affair  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    With Greek lenders asking for emergency cash, Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JPMorgan says that the outflows are "significantly lower" than during the Greek Crisis.

  • SNB's tsunami: Tough on FX industry  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    The FX industry was "tested" yesterday after the tsunami decision from the Swiss National Bank. Philippe Ghanem, executive MD and founder at ADS Securities says that he expects to see more "difficult announcements" from FX brokers, including insolvencies and big losses.

  • SNB: The impact on Swiss banks  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    With Thursday's decision from the Swiss National bank, Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JPMorgan, discusses which banks are currently the most vulnerable to the huge moves in the Swiss franc.

  • SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Discussing the recent SNB decision, Brent Jaciow, chief investment officer at Pilotage Private Wealth says he was initially "shocked," however this could be a "signal" that "QE is coming."

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities rallied after a volatile session of trade on Thursday to close sharply higher, following action from the Swiss National Bank.

  • When is oil good for equity markets?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    Why hasn't the low oil price given more a boost to equity markets? James McCormack, head of sovereigns at Fitch Ratings says that oil prices only support growth in "normal economic times" especially in Europe.

  • SNB decision was a 'curious move'  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank's latest decision comes at a "curious" time, just as the European Central Bank has its first meeting of the year where it's expected to announce a bond-buying scheme. Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank discusses the Swiss Franc currency.

  • Is the SNB still trustworthy?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The job of a central bank is to "lead you into battle" and then "change their plans," says Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale.

  • SNB: Why no warning?  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    The Swiss National Bank has dropped its exchange rate cap with the euro. CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports that Swiss fund managers were shocked by the "very dramatic" decision and that there should have been a warning from this "well thought out move."

  • 2015 outlook: The executive view  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    Sentiment amongst top business executives is improving, with 51 percent forecasting business conditions will be better this coming year, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Simon Baptiste, regional director at the EIU, discusses further.

  • Europe ends sharply lower after oil, copper turmoil  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply lower on Wednesday as the turmoil in global commodity markets continued.

  • Copper price falling is 'no surprise'  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."

  • Italy's Renzi 'wants a poodle' for president  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET

    With Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy¿s President, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Francesco Galietti, CEO of Policy Sonar. Galietti says that Renzi needs an "expert and a veteran," but wants a "poodle."

  • 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.

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.

Contact European Closing Bell

  • Showtimes

    Monday - Friday 17:00 - 18:00 CET


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