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  • UK retail weakens after Xmas splurge     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Kerry Craig of JP Morgan Asset Management is sanguine about Friday's weak U.K. retail sales numbers, but the rebound in consumer spending needs to spread to the corporate sector.

  • Ukraine chaos is about energy: analyst     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Commerzbank's Simon Quijano-Evans says the instability in Ukraine stems from competing needs to secure future energy supplies.

  • Analysing Nigeria's central bank suspension     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The suspension of the Nigerian central bank governor means criticism by the central bank of government policy will no longer be tolerated, says Manji Cheto of Teneo Intelligence. However, it does not necessarily mean the central bank will lose its ability to act independently of government.

  • Suez CEO: I want to invest in in Italy     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez Environment, says he wants to step-up investment in countries like Italy rather than in northern Europe, "where all the investment has been done before".

  • More stimulus for China this year?     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Miranda Carr, head of China research at NSBO, says China could need more economic stimulus in the second quarter of 2014, following further disappointing data.

  • We have 'good fundamentals': Accor CEO     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Accor CEO S├ębastien Bazin discusses the hotelier's annual results, which were reported on Thursday.

  • Europe shares close lower on weak data     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Thursday, with sentiment remaining fragile after poor data from China and France.

  • Centrica customers quit in droves     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Liberum's Peter Atherton says U.K. energy companies could keep tariffs flat come next September, after Centrica reported that 360,000 of its customers quit in the fourth quarter due to price hikes.

  • BAE stock tumble: buying opportunity?     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says the falloff in BAE Systems' stock after a profit warning is overdone, because the U.S.'s defense cutbacks are old news.

  • Ukraine's president has 'lost control'     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Charles Hecker of Control Risks says the political turmoil in Ukraine is "incredibly unpredictable", and that the country's president has lost control of the situation.

  • Europe stocks close mixed     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, with worse-than-expected jobs data weighing on the U.K.'s FTSE 100, and investors awaiting the release of the latest minutes from the U.S Federal Reserve.

  • 'Back to normal' in Italy     Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO of PIMCO, says the political instability in Italy could provide a buying opportunity for investors.

  • DataSift founder mulls IPO     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    DataSift founder Nick Halstead discusses his plans to launch an IPO in a couple of years' time. DataSift aggregates social media data for businesses and Halstead is famed as the founder of Twitter's "retweet" button.

  • ISS CEO discusses upcoming IPO     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    ISS CEO Jeff Gravenhorst talks about the company's IPO announcement. The stock listing would be the second largest Nordic IPO since 2010.

  • Don't threaten Switzerland: German minister     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a German member of the European Parliament, says officials should not "threaten" Switzerland regarding its vote to restrict immigration from other European Union countries.

  • Europe stocks close flat     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed flat on Tuesday, after mixed data from Germany and reports that PSA Peugeot Citroen had finalized a deal with China's Dongfeng.

  • This is Europe's 'real danger point'     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, the head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the threat deflation poses to Europe.

  • Peugeot capital hike 'credit positive'     Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, says Peugeot's capital hike is an "obvious credit positive".

  • Is love blossoming for the dating indsutry?     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Mairead Molloy, global director of Berkeley International, discusses the dating industry and the difficulties of finding love online.

  • Red roses blooming on Valentine's Day at CNBC     Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Luis da Silva, chief designer at McQueens, talks about why the rose is the most popular flower on Valentine's Day.

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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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