European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets were lower on Friday as fears over the situation in Ukraine returned to the top of investors' minds.

  • Alstom deal would help GE: Pro     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Steven Winoker, senior analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, comments on the potential GE-Alstom deal and says Alstom's energy unit would be "very complimentary" to GE's business.

  • Ukraine: the new Cold War?     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says the crisis in Ukraine has escalated "dramatically" as "Cold War rhetoric" is being used.

  • Moscow property is very profitable: Pro     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Eduard Zehetner, CEO of Immofinanz, explains that he wrote off exposure to Ukraine property five years ago, but that investments in Moscow property are the most profitable he has in his portfolio.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, despite fresh Ukraine concerns returning to the market. Stocks managed to recover earlier gains after a slew of earnings in the U.S. and Europe boosted investor sentiment.

  • Barclays: Will bonuses be cut after protest vote?     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says the message regarding bonus payouts from Barclays' shareholders "couldn't be clearer," and discusses whether this could happen at other banks.

  • Can GE buy Alstom's energy asset?     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Emiliano Mellino, senior France correspondent at DealReporter, says that if an Alstom/GE deal was focused on the energy asset, it might be "easier to pull off."

  • Should governments reform execs' pay?     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, says more reforms are needed to rein in executives' pay, as shareholders can't necessarily do it on their own.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and data released in the euro zone, China and the U.S.

  • Low inflation is main driver for euro: Pro     Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says inflation remains the main driver for the euro and expects inflation to weaken further, pushing the ECB into action.

  • Why the ECB could use securitization     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alexander Batchvarov, head of international structured finance at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why the ECB could use securitization for an asset-purchasing operation.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, with merger and acquisition activity starting a shortened trading week on a positive note.

  • What to expect from Ukraine's elections     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections are unlikely to ease tensions on the ground.

  • Earnings: Firms are being cautious     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Daniel Lacalle, senior portfolio manager at Ecofin, says earnings have been "decently good" so far, but forward guidance has been disappointing.

  • Still buying Europe? Here are some stocks to watch Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:25 AM ET

    As we rapidly approach the month of "Sell in May and go away," this could well be a stock-pickers market.

  • Ukraine has no impact on Lenta: CEO     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jan Dunning, CEO of St Petersburg-headquartered hypermarket chain Lenta, says the situation in Ukraine has had no impact on the group, as consumer confidence remains unaffected in Russia.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors brushed aside concerns regarding Ukraine and focused instead on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.

  • Strong euro is 'a problem': Pro     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Vincent Deluard, European strategist at Ned Davis Research Group, says the strong euro is a problem for the region's companies, especially for the large exporters.

  • Make your own Easter egg with CNBC     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Want to make your own chocolate Easter egg? Barry Johnson, principal chocolatier at Rococo, demonstrates how to mold chocolate into the perfect egg.

  • Ukraine is prepared to take action: Pro     Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Alan Mendoza, executive director at the Henry Jackson Society, and Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the impact on markets.

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