European Closing Bell


  • Sanofi's sacking of CEO is 'shocking'  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Editor of SCRIP Intelligence, Eleanor Malone, says it's a "shocking move" for Sanofi to sack its CEO over what she described as "relatively small misdemeanours."

  • The gender gap is narrowing: WEF  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the World Economic Forum, tells CNBC the gender gap is narrowing, but lots more remains to be done.

  • US oil production not 'hindered' by prices: Pro  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at BNP Paribas, Harry Tchilinguirian says U.S. oil supplies aren't 'hindered by current price levels' and the country 'keep on producing' even if the oil price falls to $75.

  • Swedish rate cut greater than expected  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says analysts anticipated a cut to interest rates by the Swedish central bank, but not of the 'magnitude' seen on Tuesday.

  • Ex-Bear Sterns CEO keen on EU assets  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Alan Schwartz, previously CEO of Bear Stearns and now executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, explains why he is still interested in investing in Europe.

  • Europe markets close lower  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.

  • ECB QE should have started already: Ex-official  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, says quantitative easing is "necessary" for the central bank to meet its mandate.

  • Euro zone: World's strongest banks?  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Mark Haefele, CIO of UBS Wealth Management, says euro zone central bankers should have been more positive about the region's financial sector following the publication of the ECB's stress tests.

  • Europe banks needs 'credible' backstop  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, warns that a lack of credible government backstops could hit the stress tests' credibility and advocates the central bank should consider purchasing government debt.

  • Stress tests not the end of the story: Pro  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicolas Véron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.

  • European stress tests will be 'anti-climactic'  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal says problems in the European bank stress tests are likely to be concentrated in Austria and Italy

  • EU behaviour is 'appalling': Cameron  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".

  • Low inflation is a good thing: Analyst  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says job creation in the U.S. and U.K. are positive signs and low inflation is not a bad thing.

  • Tesco's error was an easy mistake: Accountant  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.

  • European shares close higher  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday tracking a rally in the U.S., as better-than-expected economic data helped ease fears over lackluster corporate earnings.

  • Tesco is a very important company for UK: CEO  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    CEO of Kingfisher says Tesco is still a very important company for the UK and it can be turned around.

  • Climate goals 'good for Europe': Kingfisher CEO  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, says that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Europe is good for the continent.

  • Europe needs more stimulus: Soros  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, warns that monetary policy on its own is not enough to reinvigorate Europe¿s ailing economy, and fiscal stimulus is needed.

  • European equities will continue to struggle: Economist  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy says the recent correction in stocks was well-deserved and European equities will continue to struggle.

  • Will you miss Nokia?  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han takes a look back at the Nokia mobile through the ages.

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