European Closing Bell


  • Carney: Rate normalization time nears  Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says many of the conditions for the U.K. economy to settle have been met and that interest rate normalization is getting closer.

  • Carney 'relatively upbeat': Economist  Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, and Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discuss the U.K. economy and their forecast regarding an interest rate hike.

  • Isareli college vows to increase Arab students  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Peretz Lavie, president of Israel's Technion University, argues that universities "must have a mission", after launching a program to increase the number of Arab students.

  • Alibaba IPO is 'epic transaction': Pro  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Adam Farlow, partner at Baker & McKenzie, discusses the upcoming Alibaba IPO and the impact it could have on the Chinese equity market.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.

  • Electrolux CTO talks to CNBC post-GE  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Jan Brockman, CTO of Electrolux, says that Europe is in a "slow recovery" and that the uptick in housing is especially beneficial to the Swedish firm. Meanwhile, Electrolux has announced it will buy GE's appliances business for $3.3 billion.

  • Eni sells off Russian assets  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.

  • Scottish independence: Impact on UK  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, and Petr Krpata, foreign exchange strategist at ING, discuss the latest polls on the Scottish referendum and how a "Yes" vote could hit the sterling.

  • Europe shares close mostly lower  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mostly lower on Friday, as investors booked profits after the U.S. nonfarm payroll came in lower than expected.

  • Will ECB bond-buying hurt the market?  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The ECB's proposed 500 billion euros in bond purchases over three years is unfeasible without completely distorting the market, even when ABS and covered bonds are included, says Gianluca Salford, European rates strategist at JP Morgan.

  • Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.

  • Cooler heads prevailed in Ukraine: Pro  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Cooler head on both sides prevailed to strike the cease-fire in Ukraine, says Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners.

  • Italy needs labor reforms: UniCredit CEO  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The ECB decision was good for Italy but what we need to see now is reforms to Italian labor markets, say Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit.

  • Gas is not the issue in Ukraine: Enel CEO  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Gas supply to Europe this Winter is not the key issue in the Ukrainian crisis, but rather avoiding a war, says Enel CEO Francesco Starace.

  • A volunteer of the Ukrainian paramilitary Azov battalion on the outskirts of Mariupol, September 5, 2014.

    Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.

  • Italy's 'whipped cream' reforms  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has only managed "whipped cream" reforms so far and he needs to step up efforts in order to fix the economy, says former minister for economic development, Corrado Passera.

  • Europe closes up after ECB; BP sinks  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed steeply higher on Thursday after the ECB surprised markets by cutting interest rates to new record lows and announcing a bond-buying program.

  • Flexibility needed in euro zone: Ambrosetti  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There needs to be flexibility in short-term borrowing for peripheral countries in order to make the structural investments today that will have the best outcomes in the long-term, says Valerio De Molli, managing director of The European House - Ambrosetti.

  • Kiev's agreement to withdraw significant: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from eastern parts of the country is significant, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, as Kiev has block this move up until now.

  • US, UK heading for policy shift: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Both the U.S. and the U.K. are heading for monetary policy shifts within the next 9 months, says Bill O'Neill of UBS, which puts them in a unique position in the developed world.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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.

Contact European Closing Bell

  • Showtimes

    Monday - Friday 17:00 - 18:00 CET


  • Bojesen anchors "European Closing Bell." In addition, she reports for CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia, NBC, and MSNBC.