European Closing Bell


  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as weak economic data from Germany fuelled ECB stimulus hopes.

  • The economy doesn't work for most: Labour leader     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The economy has "got to be changed" says U.K. Labour leader Ed Miliband, arguing that ir currently doesn't work for most people.

  • France's situation is 'urgent': MEDEF     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tax and social law reforms are the most important changes to implement in France, says Pierre Gattaz, president of MEDEF, adding that French people are "ready" for them.

  • Why German euro-skepticism matters     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief rating officer for sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's, says that the rise of euro-skepticism in Germany could mean the government hardens its stance.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday, after weak economic data weighed on sentiment and new tax rules in the U.S. hit the pharmaceutical sector.

  • Germany's future could be 'risky': BDI     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Ulrich Grillo, president of the BDI says that without an additional 50 to 80 billion euros ($64-103 billion) in investments, Germany's future "is risky".

  • Emerging markets heading for correction?     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Hauner, head of cross-asset strategy product for EEMEA at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says that emerging markets' risk assets are in "a bit of a dangerous situation".

  • Euro at 'much better level': Philips CEO     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Performance wise, 2014 will not be a good year for Philips says CEO Frans Van Houten. He adds that the euro is now at a more "acceptable" level, making for a more level playing field.

  • Ed Balls speech insufficient': Labour MP     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Labour politician Diane Abbott comments on the Shadow Chancellor's speech and on raising the U.K. minimum wage.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Monday, with sentiment curbed by lower commodity prices, as well as an unexpected profit warning from U.K. supermarket Tesco.

  • ECB to take 'very dramatic action': Pro     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, discusses the ECB's TLTRO and says the central bank will have to take "some very dramatic action".

  • Tesco in 'really tricky situation': Pro     Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst at Bernstein, says Tesco's accounting error was not a big surprise and that the group is in a "really tricky situation".

  • Power will definitely be devolved to the Scottish people, says Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Secretary of State, as all three U.K. political parties have agreed to it.

  • Greece 'has seen the worse': CEO     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of Mytilineos, says Greece has now seen the worse and that it's now easier for businesses to get funding. He adds that the weaker euro is also helping

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday after an announcement from the European Central Bank on how it will make key decisions in the future.

  • Should you buy European assets?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    David Stubbs, global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, says U.S. assets remain attractive following the latest Fed meeting and discusses European assets.

  • Is the TLTRO disappointing?     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at ADM Investor Services, comments on the ECB's cheap loan program and says that doing anything before the asset quality review "was always going to be a problem".

  • TLTRO unlikely to boost lending?     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, says that the ECB's TLTRO won't boost lending to SMEs and that European banks already have "plenty of liquidity".

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed largely higher on Wednesday, as investors bet the U.S. Federal Reserve would hold off on hiking interest rates.

  • How sterling will react to referendum result     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, senior foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses sterling ahead of the Scottish referendum and how the currency would react to either Yes or No outcomes.

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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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