European Closing Bell


  • Europe rallies on China rate cut, new ECB stimulus  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply higher on Friday as investors reacted to a surprise policy move by the Chinese central bank and dovish words by Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank.

  • 'We don't trust' PM Cameron's promises: UKIP  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Amjad Bashir, MEP of UKIP talks about what the UK Independence party would bring to the UK, in terms of the EU referendum, cutting the deficit, trade and immigration.

  • Draghi now has to deliver: Pro  Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading talks about the European Central Bank's announcement that it will start buying asset-backed securities, and says that Draghi now has basically committed to quantitative easing.

  • Friday marks one year since protests erupted in Kiev, which snowballed into the biggest upheaval Ukraine has seen since the end of the Soviet Union.

  • Bankers to keep bonuses, politicians to keep out?  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Eamonn Butler, director of the Adam Smith Institute, says that despite recent scandals, most bankers should keep their bonuses and politicians shouldn't get involved with running banks.

  • Sanctions hit on Russian economy  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior russia analyst at Maplecroft, says there's "very little" room for the Russian economy to improve when it is still under sanctions from the West.

  • All iPhones to get Beats  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, thinks Apple's latest move to include music-streaming service Beats on all iPhones is a good move as it will surpass iTunes "old-fashioned" downloading service.

  • Is there any momentum in the euro zone?  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Stubbs, global markets strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, talks about his reaction to today's PMI data, saying that there is little or no"economic momentum" in euro zone.

  • The rich hold too much wealth in cash  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Simon Smiles of UBS Wealth Management, says ultra-high net wealth individuals still hold "25 percent" of their assets in cash, which is higher than the company would recommend.

  • Iran: A promising market?  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Matthew Spivack, Middle East and North Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why Iran is a promising market to enter.

  • Europe closes flat to lower ahead of Fed minutes  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the minutes from the last Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • Groupon won't compare itself to Amazon  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Tamer Tamar, president of EMEA Operations at Groupon, talks about how Groupon has "re-platformed" its business during Summer 2014, to make its services faster and easier to manoevure.

  • Italian loans have a demand problem  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Sam Theodore, managing director of financial institutions at Scope Ratings, says that lending is still contracting in Italy because there is a "demand problem".

  • Cyberattacks on satellites?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Patricia Lewis, research director at Chatham House, says the possibility of cyberattacks on satellites is of "great concern".

  • Why Scotch whisky is worth protecting  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stella David, CEO of Glenfiddich, says Scotch whisky companies have to plan for sales 30 years in advance, and must protect their brands.

  • Europe closes positive as German data beats  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed in positive territory on Tuesday as new data for Germany beat expectations and buoyed investor sentiment.

  • How to persuade Europe's banks to lend  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BaFin President Elke Koenig discusses the issues preventing European banks from lending more.

  • OPEC deal in the cards?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, predicts OPEC will come up with a deal to tackle plunging oil prices, following its "major efforts" in recent days.

  • Long-term fiscal prospects for Japan  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mike Jakeman, global analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Japan's recent decision to delay the sales tax hike, and to call a snap election.

  • German investor morale rockets ahead of forecasts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    German investor morale rose sharply in November, signaling that economists and analysts believe the worst is behind the euro zone's largest economy.

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