European Closing Bell


  • European shares close lower  Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday with investors reacting to corporate earnings and acquisition deals.

  • Keith McLoughlin, CEO of Electrolux says Europe is much weaker today than he anticipated at the start of the year.

  • No strong recovery until 2017: Economist  Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International says markets will have to wait until 2016 or early 2017 for a strong recovery.

  • Russia downgrade: Can Putin shrug off the sanctions? Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the closing ceremony of the Europe-Asia summit (ASEM) in Milan, Oct. 17, 2014.

    The news on Russia’s economy seems to be going from bad to worse, with a downgrade of its sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s.

  • Peer-to-peer lending with ISAs explained  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    James Meekings, co-founder of Funding Circle, explains what peer-to-peer lending platforms do and the impact the U.K.'s potential decision to allow ISAs to invest through them will have.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Europe shares saw strong gains on Friday, ending the day firmly in positive territory, as investors searched for bargains after heavy selling, and reassuring words from members of the U.S. Federal Reserve helped to boost sentiment.

  • Stimulus won't be removed 'anytime soon': Pro  Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    John Haynes, head of research at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses the stock market volatility and monetary policy - particularly at the ECB.

  • Why Klesch wants Tata European operations  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Gary Klesch, founder and chairman of Klesch Group, explains why Klesch wants to acquire Tata's European loss-making operations, saying there is a "big upside opportunity" to this deal.

  • How Ebola is impacting Africa's economy  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Manji Cheto, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the Ebola outbreak has had a "dramatic" impact on African iron ore producers and could also increasingly hit the continental tourism and aviation sectors.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday after trimming losses in late afternoon trade, tracking U.S. markets which partially recovered after visiting correction territory, even as fears surrounding Greece's stability resurfaced.

  • 'Loads of quality' in FTSE: Pro  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, says expectations in equities are being reset and discusses how best to invest in the FTSE 100.

  • European bonds correction 'overdue': Pro  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at BESI Grupo Novo Banco, says the correction in European bonds was "long overdue" and reflects the lack of liquidity in those markets.

  • Buy US equities despite selloff: Strategist  Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Stubbs, global markets strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management, discusses the selloff in equity markets and says it represents a buying opportunity for U.S. equities.

  • A technical look at Brent crude oil  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Roelof-Jan van den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Financial Markets, charts Brent crude and says prices should continue to decline in the next few months.

  • European market closes higher  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares trimmed their losses and closed higher at market close as a number of U.S. banks reported positive earnings, counteracting some of the negative data from the euro zone.

  • 'Lot of downside risk' to European economy: Pro  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, says the European yield curve suggests there is a lot of downside risk after German yields hit a record low.

  • We need mechanisms to boost reforms: Dijsselbloem  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says the euro zone needs mechanisms to strengthen the reform agenda by rewarding countries that makes changes.

  • Would QE be legal in Europe?  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, says Europe is in "legally uncharted territory" regarding quantitative easing, as the European Court of Justice debates on OMTs.

  • A technical look at the S&P 500  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Charles Newsome, divisional director at Investec Wealth, charts the performance of the S&P 500 and the U.S. dollar, and says equity markets are in the midst of a "much-needed correction".

  • US suppliers 'OK' with oil prices: IEA  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Maria Van Der Hoeven, executive director at IEA, discusses the oil market and the differences between suppliers from the U.S. and other countries. She also discusses the IEA's African Energy Outlook.

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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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