European Closing Bell


  • Strong dollar 'good' for Pernod Ricard: CFO     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gilles Bogaert, chief financial office for Pernod Ricard, says the French beverage group expects a gradual improvement in sales, and that the foreign exchange impact should lessen over the next few months.

  • European market closes down     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares accelerated losses to close lower as investors digested events in Ukraine and considered the likelihood of more monetary easing from the European Central Bank.

  • Let's get flexible in labor market: AXA France     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jad Ariss, director-general for AXA Enterprises at AXA France, says France is in need of labor market reforms, as unemployment continues to tick higher.

  • Russia wants war: Ukraine ambassador     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ukrainian Ambassador Dmytro Kuleba says Ukraine is working on a "responsible" reaction to Russia's "first blunt invasion".

  • French economy is 'quite weak': BDI     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Ulrich Grillo, president of the Federation of German Industries, comments on relations between trade unions and industry in France and Germany, as well as economic conditions in both countries.

  • Is Manuel Valls the new Tony Blair?     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Pascal Lamy, former head of the World Trade Organization, discusses whether Manuel Valls can reinvent France's Socialist party, like Tony Blair did with the U.K.'s Labour Party.

  • Start-up: Mallow & Marsh     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie, founder of Mallow and Marsh, explains how her business grew from making marshmallows in her kitchen to a recent deal with supermarket chain Sainsbury's.

  • Why Honda 'succeeds at globalisation'     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jeffery Rothfeder, author of "Driving Honda", says that Honda's strategy of setting up localized operations in every market it goes into means the group gets the best margins in the auto industry.

  • European market closes flat-to-higher     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat-to-higher on Wednesday as investors considered the possibility of more monetary easing in the euro zone.

  • France 'needs to start austerity': Scor CEO     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Denis Kessler, CEO of Scor, says the French cabinet reshuffle is an "historical event" but that it comes "very late" and that France needs to start an austerity program.

  • Ebola 'contained' in Nigeria: Minister     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigerian health minister, says the Ebola outbreak has been contained in Nigeria and that the country is working with its neighbors to fight the disease.

  • Osper is financial tool for children: CEO     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Osper is a payment service that aims to teach and empower young people to manage their money responsibly explains Alick Varma, CEO of Osper.

  • 'Exciting time for classical music': Violinist     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Violinist Charlie Siem discusses the financial investment required to become a professional musician.

  • Novozymes CEO on Monsanto partnership     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, explains that the group - in partnership with Monsanto - is undertaking a "massive program" to test microbes and help farmers increase yields.

  • Russia's rhetoric changes 'quite a lot': Expert     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, discusses the Russia-Ukraine talks and says that Putin's anti-Western stance has been very good for his domestic approval rating.

  • Cash-rich firms key to stock rally: Pro     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Cash-rich corporations bringing their "excessively high" cash flow to shareholders in the form of dividends, share buybacks or M&A activity are responsible for record-breaking equity markets, says Dan Scott, head of event- driven research at Credit Suisse.

  • Why invest in a startup?     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stephen Page, founder of Startup Funding Club, says revenue proivdes tangible proof of a startup's concept.

  • Indie Scotland could keep pound: Pro     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There is nothing to stop an independent Scotland continuing to use the sterling, says David Simpson, economics professor at the University of Strathclyde.

  • A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.

  • Fed remains data dependent: Pro     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.

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