European Closing Bell


  • Why Scotch whisky is worth protecting  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stella David, CEO of Glenfiddich, says Scotch whisky companies have to plan for sales 30 years in advance, and must protect their brands.

  • OPEC deal in the cards?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, predicts OPEC will come up with a deal to tackle plunging oil prices, following its "major efforts" in recent days.

  • Europe closes positive as German data beats  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed in positive territory on Tuesday as new data for Germany beat expectations and buoyed investor sentiment.

  • How to persuade Europe's banks to lend  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BaFin President Elke Koenig discusses the issues preventing European banks from lending more.

  • Long-term fiscal prospects for Japan  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mike Jakeman, global analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Japan's recent decision to delay the sales tax hike, and to call a snap election.

  • German investor morale rockets ahead of forecasts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    German investor morale rose sharply in November, signaling that economists and analysts believe the worst is behind the euro zone's largest economy.

  • Putin ‘ready for dialogue’: Russian bank CEO Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:13 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014.

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin is ready to have talks about resolving the Ukrainian crisis, one of Russia’s best-known businessmen has told CNBC.

  • Actavis, Allergan are a 'strategic fit'  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Áine Slowey, senior analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, discusses Actavis' decision to buy Allergan for $65.5 billion, saying that Actavis has demonstrated a "strong commitment" to R&D.

  • 'Excellent' detection of bird flu  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Alex Thiermann, president of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission, talks about the recent outbreak of bird flu, saying that there was "an excellent surveillance system".

  • European shares close higher after Draghi speaks  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated that he was willing to do more to stimulate the euro zone economy if necessary.

  • Where's the German economy headed?  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Markus Kerber, director general at the Federation of German Industries, says that both Germany and Europe are in a "transitional stage", but adds that there will be "an increased growth rate" in Germany at the end of next year.

  • Not sensible to ignore wishes of Germany  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Juergen Stark, former member of the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, says some council members are "reluctant" to purchase government bonds, and their opinions must be "taken into account".

  • Draghi: Govt bond purchases are possible  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, discusses possible future stimulus measures, saying that sovereign bond purchases are possible if needed.

  • An asset management company with a twist  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Michael Green, international CEO at investment firm American Century, talks about how his company puts a chunk of its profits back into supporting medical research in genetically-based diseases.

  • TPP Agreement is "within reach"  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Roberto Azevêdo, director-general at WTO, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how he hopes the "challenges" between countries will be "overcome".

  • Europe closes flat to lower after GDP; Nokia tumbles  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors reacted to better-than-expected euro zone growth data and lower oil and metal prices.

  • Germany is 'wasting' an opportunity: Bofinger  Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts and one of the German Chancellor's "wise men" says that Germany's is not doing its original job of being the economic "powerhouse of the euro area".

  • Should you worry about the Petrobras scandal?  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A prolonged decline in oil prices should not hurt investment in Brazil's energy sector, and neither should the Petrobras scandal, says Roberto Jaguaribe, the Brazilian ambassador to the UK.

  • Preserve the 'sanctity' of FIFA  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    "All corners of our planet" should be able to host the World Cup, but the decisions made today have failed to protect FIFA's "sanctity" says Jerome Champagne, a presidential candidate for the organization.

  • What Germans CEOs think of the economy  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC talks to four German CEOs about their thoughts on the current state of Germany's economy, prior to release of the third quarter's GDP data.

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