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  • Up to Greece to ensure finances are stable: Weidmann

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann tells CNBC it's important that the ECB stick to the rules when it comes to Emergency Liquidity Assistance(ELA), but refused to comment on rumors that Greece's ELA had been increased.

  • Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance?

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann explains why he's previously criticized the implementation of QE, saying inflation levels were linked to oil prices which are now starting to boost economies across the continent.

  • Russia and Ukraine: Pressure points loom Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers drive in the direction of the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 16, 2015 in Artemivsk, Ukraine.

    The battle to shape Ukraine and Russia’s future is far from over, with further key events expected later this week.

  • Providing financing to small businesses   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Providing financing to small businesses

    IWOCA is a credit facility for small businesses, which has just partnered with Alibaba and ezbob. Christoph Rieche, CEO, discusses further.

  • The fizzy future of champagne   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    The fizzy future of champagne

    Francoise Peretti, director of the UK Champagne Bureau, discusses why the champagne business is still booming.

  • Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Falling euro boosts European stocks; Adecco up 6%

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session, with stocks of exporting companies boosted by the falling euro.

  • Guidi: QE is perfectly aligned for Italy   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Guidi: QE is perfectly aligned for Italy

    Federica Guidi, minister for economic development in Italy, says that the European Central Bank's quantitative easing is perfectly aligned with Italy's needs.

  • The weak euro and auto makers   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    The weak euro and auto makers

    How much impact is the fall in euro having on European automakers? CNBC's Phil Le Beau files this report.

  • Elections: The effect on UK equities   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Elections: The effect on UK equities

    As the U.K. elections get closer, Bill O'Neill, head of the UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, says the markets seem to have adjusted to the fact that the U.K. elections won't result in one single party winning.

  • Euro parity: Inevitable?   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro parity: Inevitable?

    As the euro dips below $1.06, will the single currency hit parity with the dollar? Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC, weighs in.

  • Cecchetti: ECB QE is already a success   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Cecchetti: ECB's QE is already a success

    Stephen Cecchetti, professor of international economics and finance at Brandeis International Business School, says that the quantitative easing program is already a success, however, the risk-sharing aspect may be problematic for Europe.

  • Fitch warns on high-yield debt   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Fitch warns on high-yield debt

    Ed Eyerman, managing director at Fitch Ratings, talks about the company's latest report, which warns investors on buying into European high-yield debt.

  • European stocks finish sharply lower, Credit Suisse surges

    European equities extended losses to close sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in U.S. stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by the weakness in the price of oil, currency turmoil and ongoing negotiations surrounding Greece.

  • Euro/Dollar: Will we hit parity?   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro/Dollar: Will we hit parity?

    As the euro nears parity with the U.S. dollar, Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, explains why he thinks the euro will hit that critical level.

  • QE effect hits euro   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    QE effect hits euro

    Discussing the possibility of the euro hitting parity, Steven Saywell, senior global FX strategist at BNP Paribas, gives his thoughts on what's driving the euro lower and the dollar higher.

  • Credit Suisse's Dougan: Joint decision to leave   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Credit Suisse's Dougan: Joint decision to leave

    Brady Dougan, outgoing CEO of Credit Suisse, says that the decision to leave the Swiss bank was jointly decided with the board, and that a high priority for him was to make sure there was a smooth transition with his departure.

  • Dougan: Watch this 'unusual market'   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Dougan: Watch this 'unusual market'

    Brady Dougan, outgoing CEO of Credit Suisse, says it's "an unusual time for the markets," which will continue for some time.

  • Dougan: Why Thiam is right for Credit Suisse   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Dougan: Why Thiam is right for Credit Suisse

    Brady Dougan, outgoing CEO of Credit Suisse, says that his replacement, Tidjane Thiam, has courage, good vision and a background that is ideal for the business.

  • Why apprenticeships are a 'must have'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Why apprenticeships are a 'must have'

    Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, says apprenticeships are a "must-have," as there's a skill shortage in the U.K.

  • Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe stocks end lower amid US hike jitters

    European equities finished lower on Monday amid speculation that Friday's better-than-expected U.S. jobs report will lead the Federal Reserve to hike rates soon.

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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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