European Closing Bell


  • Dimitris Daskalopoulos, vice chairman of Business Europe, says Greek small- and medium-sized enterprises have "survived" through the financial downturn but it is now time for them to "flourish".

  • There is "nothing compelling" to justify recent investor enthusiasm in the peripheral European economies, especially Spain, says John Kray a director at S&P Capital IQ.

  • ECB can't stimulate growth without reform: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Without structural reforms there is "nothing" the ECB can do to stimulate growth in peripheral countries, says Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.

  • Crowdfunding 'mitigates risk': Indiegogo     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann explains how her platform - the largest in the world for crowdfunding - makes money.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, ahead of the ECB's latest policy decision and the all-important official U.S. employment numbers.

  • London housing market to soften: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide, discusses the U.K. property market, and says that price growth in London should start to moderate in the months to come.

  • US shale gas story is 'live and well': Pro     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There is a lot of "pricing power" in the services sector of U.S. shale gas, due to a limited pool of expertise, according to Edmund Shing, equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group.

  • Sarkozy’s legal woes: Au revoir presidential hopes? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    Nicolas Sarkozy's latest entry to the headlines may put a stop to his presidential ambitions.

  • How to invest in renewable energy     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Peter Dickson, technical director at Glennmont Partners, says he invests in renewable energy infrastructure projects such as wind farms, and that yields are "quite predictable".

  • Is BoE forward guidance working?     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Pat McFadden, a U.K. Labour Party politician, discusses the Bank of England's forward guidance, which he says has failed to provide "clarity and certainty".

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, with investors buoyed by upbeat Chinese and U.S. economic data, and a sanctions settlement by French bank BNP Paribas.

  • EasyJet investing in capacity: Pro     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, says the market over-reacted to easyJet's downgrade, and discusses the European airlines sector.

  • 'Heavy penalty' for BNP Paribas: Pro     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    Benoit de Broissia, portfolio manager at KNL Richelieu, says there seems to be a "direct correlation" between BNP Paribas's dollar transactions and the size of its fine.

  • UK is best off in EU: Schauble     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    A Brexit would be more of a "catastrophe" for the U.K. than it would be for the EU says Wolgang Schauble, German finance minister.

  • No 'summer lull' this year?     Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    George Godber, fund manager at Miton Group, says a "summer lull" in markets is unlikely this year, and outlines his U.K.-focused strategy as well as his top asset picks.

  • Ukraine ceasefire ends: Why you should worry Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The crisis in Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines briefly, but the increasing risks it poses shouldn’t be far from investors’ minds.

  • European market closes flat     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat on Monday, at the start of a week packed with important economic data, starting with euro zone inflation figures.

  • EM equities to climb higher?     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    James Hartop, group managing director for corporate client solutions in EMEA at UBS, says there could be some upside for emerging markets equities in the second half of the year.

  • Iraq 'heading for disintegration': Pro     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, discusses Iraq and says the turmoil in the country is part of a wider trend for the disintegration of borders.

  • Bulgaria: More about politics than banking?     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Hauner of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research comments on the bank runs in Bulgaria, and says they are likely related to the Ukraine/Russia crisis.

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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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