European Closing Bell


  • Europe shares close down, Portugal banks weigh     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks ended the day lower on Thursday, with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.

  • No signs of credit market sell-off: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Eric Green, senior portfolio manager at Penn Capital Management, said he didn't see any significant indications of a credit markets sell-off, given the "incredible" amounts of credit repair and how sovereign credit bonds had performed recently.

  • New bank rules won't help Espirito Santo: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    For all the talk of new euro zone rules for helping out troubled banks, none of the solutions are in place yet, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe - meaning Portugal is where the "buck stops".

  • Italy's banking sector is exposed: Pro     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Losses at banks in Europe┬┐s periphery could total 200 billion euros ($272 billion), warned Bob McKee, chief economist of Independent Strategy, who said he was especially concerned about Italian banks.

  • MasterCard reveals its top tourist destinations     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    As MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index reveals that top destinations are spending more on infrastructure, Ann Cairns, the company's president of international markets, says it's worth noting that other things also determine tourist numbers.

  • The largely unprivatized energy sector, and fast growing-and as yet mostly unlisted-tourism sector, provide significant opportunities in Croatia, says Ivana Gazic, the CEO of the Zagreb Stock Exchange.

  • Mobile is going to come under siege: FireEye COO     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Cyber-attacks go where the money is, and as we become increasingly dependent on mobile devices they are likely to come under siege, says Kevin Mandia, COO of FireEye.

  • Europe stocks close flat, Portugal falls sharply     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks ended the day flat on Wednesday, ahead of latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve, although Portuguese stocks fell sharply amid concerns over one of the country's biggest financial groups.

  • Espirito Santo's debt not a banking problem: Pro     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Espirito Santo's debt woes are a group problem, rather than an issue with Portugal's banking sector, says Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit.

  • Media organisations can no longer afford to rely purely on advertising and must instead learn "just like start-ups" to monetize digital content, says Neil Berkett, chairman of Guardian Media Group.

  • Pubs cheer World Cup: J D Wetherspoon chairman     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The World Cup has been good to pubs because it is a spectacle enjoyed by sporty and non-sporty people alike, says Tim Martin, founder and chairman of J D Wetherspoon.

  • European shares ended the day lower on Tuesday, dragged down by banking stocks amid reports that more lenders had begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities.

  • UK not ready for rate rise: Pro     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • Mergers and acquisitions and IPOs tend to happen when the business cycle is peaking, said Obe Ejikeme, European equity & quant strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • Slovakia is a relatively new country - at a little over 20 years old - and needs to reconcile its youthful energy with experience, says Michal Stencl, founder and CEO of Sygic.

  • European stocks closed lower on Monday following weak industrial production data for Germany, which stoked fears of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy.

  • Market reaction 'harsh': Erste Bank CEO     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Problems in Hungary and Romania that led to a profit warning by Erste Bank understandably panicked investors, said Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, adding that the market reaction was "harsh".

  • What?! Language confusion can cost     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    We need to understand the difference between U.K. and U.S. English, as mistakes may prove costly, says Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO of International Marketing Partnership.

  • Europe ends the week higher     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day on a negative note on Friday, but were higher on the week.

  • France's Saint-Gobain undervalued: Pro     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    All we need to see an upside in Saint-Gobain is a small reversion to the mean in the French housing market, says Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital.

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