European Closing Bell


  • Swiss gold: A yes vote may be compromising  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    If Switzerland votes "yes" in the Swiss gold referendum, this could compromise the central bank's credibility and its ability to maintain its currency cap, says Nitesh Shah, gold analyst at ETF Securities.

  • Black Friday skyrockets the UK toy market  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Tony Hicks, chief international officer at LeapFrog, says toy sales escalate in November and December.

  • Europe closes flat after CPI data, oil stocks fall  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, with oil majors falling sharply after OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) decided not to cut its production of the commodity.

  • UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was "carefully balanced", says Stephen Booth, research director at Open Europe.

  • UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration  Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.

  • France paying for past mistakes: Economy Minister Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has placed the blame for the sustained weakness in his country's economy with previous administrations.

  • Black Friday has become global!  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    For Black Friday, you should be strategic and set up alerts for your favourite retailers, says Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.

  • Europe ends higher, oil below $73 as OPEC leaves output  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday with investors reacting to fresh data from the euro zone, but oil and gas stocks saw heavy selling after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to leave output unchanged.

  • No 'froth' in Europe's financial markets  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The ECB is directing its monetary policy to use new channels, ensuring that price stability in the euro area as a whole says European Central Bank's vice president, Vitor Constancio.

  • OPEC: We want more stability in 2015  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    OPEC's first female president, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says that non-OPEC members need to "share the burden" of falling oil prices.

  • OPEC's unity is 'pretty thin': CEO  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    After OPEC's decision to hold oil production, Bill Farren-Price, CEO of Petroleum Policy Intelligence, says that the organization will inevitably hold another meeting if prices continue to decrease.

  • Investing in film: Who makes the cut?: CEO  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa finances around 15 to 16 films annually, including both blockbuster hits and independent films.

  • Europe shares close mixed; DAX up for 10th session  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, with the German DAX clocking up its tenth straight session of gains.

  • Xmas shopping online? Just say no  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    How secure do you feel with online shopping? 77 percent of people in a recent survey said they didn't feel completely safe, according to NCC Group's director of trust, Paul Vlissidis.

  • Latvia's airline market is still promising: CEO  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Martin Gauss, CEO of Air Baltic, talks about the environment for airlines in Latvia currently, given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

  • Europe closes mixed after US GDP beats expectations  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested revised third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data from the U.S., which showed the economy grew more than previously thought.

  • OPEC: We're concerned about investment  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick talks about the upcoming OPEC meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, who says investment is of great concern.

  • Deflation is not a major risk: Bundesbank  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Claudia Buch, deputy president at the Bundesbank, says the central bank doesn't think a disinflationary scenario in the euro zone is "imminent".

  • US thrived under QE, ECB should follow: OECD  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Angel Gurria, secretary general of the OECD, talks about how quantitative easing helped the U.S. thrive, and goes on to recommend "lengthy" monetary stimulus for the "sluggish" euro zone.

  • Oil: Do we need $100 per barrel?  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reflects upon the upcoming OPEC meeting and discusses efforts to push the oil price to $100 per barrel.

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