European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • UBS: Rate hikes in UK before year ends     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, forecasts interest rates in the U.K. will be hiked before the end of 2014.

  • Dubai index plummets on Arabtec woes     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Nour Al-Hammoury of ADS Securities discusses the recent volatility in the Dubai stock index.

  • Big risk for EU banks: Over-regulation?     Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The big danger for Europe's banks in the second half of the year remains over-regulation, says Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services.

  • 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".

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