European Closing Bell


  • Draghi disappoints markets again  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    After the ECB meeting, Bill O'Neill from UBS Wealth Management gives his take on why the ECB is hesitating over QE.

  • Russian inflation: Now prostitutes raise rates Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Military vehicles drive past St. Basil’s Cathedral during a rehearsal for the anniversary of a historical World War II parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Nov. 1, 2014.

    Spiralling inflation and the declining value of the ruble have already hit Russia's economy – and now prostitutes in one town are hiking their rates.

  • Putin: West guilty of 'pure cynicism' over Ukraine Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian President accused the Western powers of "pure cynicism" in Ukraine in a key speech to his country, as its economy worsens.

  • Is the UK economy the best in the West?  Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    Following the U.K.'s Autumn Statement, Business Secretary of State Vince Cable asserts that the British economy is the fastest-growing in the Western world. He adds that concerns about the U.K. deficit are exaggerated.

  • Should the UK go 'bolder' on R&D?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The U.K. "can't do too much on innovation" to boost its economy at the moment, says John Cridland, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry lobbying group. He believes the U.K. could go for a "bolder approach" with its R&D tax credit.

  • Israeli PM 'no longer plays nicely'  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to fire his finance minister.

  • Will gold price volatility continue?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Gold is treated both as a "monetary asset" and a "jewellery item", which can complicate the price and drive volatility says Nitesh Shah, associate director at ETF Securities.

  • Europe needing inflation is 'nonsense'  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Falling oil prices can only benefit the EU consumer, and to say Europe needs inflation is "complete and utter nonsense", says Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.

  • Oil majors help Europe shares close higher  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday.

  • South Stream pipeline to divert to Turkey?  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The South Stream pipeline deal is not yet "dead" and the European Union could yet revive it, says Chris Weafer, a founding partner at Macro Advisory.

  • Piraeus, Cosco sign multimillion deal  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Piraeus signing a deal with Cosco Pacific is significant to Greece as it symbolizes its "strategic partnership" with China, says Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's minister of shipping and the Aegean.

  • Rumor of Shell bid drives BP shares higher  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro Advisory Limited, offers analysis on rumors that Royal Dutch Shell is set to bid on BP.

  • As ruble tumbles, what will Putin do next? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of ruble depreciation and oil price decline, analysts are wondering what Russia’s “superhero” president will do next.

  • Gambling: Can you distinguish harmful play?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Deciphering between harmful and non-harmful play can be distinguished, yet there are overlapping behaviours between the two gambling groups says Marc Etches, chief executive at Responsible Gambling Trust.

  • U.S. and the fall in oil prices  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    The key element when it comes to crude oil prices is how "sustained" the price fall is. After that, straight decisions on cutting output can start says Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays.

  • Lower the stakes to lower the risks  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Reducing a gambling machine's money stakes could reduce the risk of problem gamblers says Matt Zarb-Cousin, spokesperson for Campaign for Fairer Gambling.

  • Europe needs QE  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    After the disappointing PMI results for Europe, Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi discusses his views on how various countries need to restructure and how QE is needed for Europe.

  • European shares close lower as commodities tumble  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday with the falling price of major commodities weighing heavily on the mining and energy sectors.

  • Hungary prepared to purchase foreign banks  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The Hungarian government would be ready to purchase any foreign banks that were ready to leave the country, says Gabor Orban, Hungary's tax and financial affairs minister.

  • Sovereign QE is all about 'speed'  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Full-blown quantitative easing may not be the answer to all of the euro zone's problems, but it's the "speed" which makes it a great tool for the European Central Bank, says Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi.

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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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