European Closing Bell


  • Europe ends sharply higher after ECB easing  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed sharply higher on Friday, cheering the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to launch a full-scale bond-buying program.

  • Bring liquidity back!  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual says that he'd like to see further changes that bring liquidity back.

  • Global finance is 'in good shape'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual, says the global financial systems have improved and they're moving the right direction, with ECB President Mario Draghi doing a good job with quantitative easing.

  • Ukraine crisis needs more global attention  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Europe: 'A place for all societies'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    In light of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, Frans Timmermans, first Vice President of the European Commission, says the European Union's duty is to assure that all communities "feel at home and safe in Europe".

  • World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing the Ukraine crisis, Pavlo Klimkin, minister of foreign affairs in Ukraine, weighs in on why there's no progress with other countries on the Minsk agreement.

  • India: Will Mr Modi deliver?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    At Davos, Chanda Kochhar, CEO of ICICI, says she believes Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver in his reforms; with all the policies suggested seeming "growth- and business-friendly."

  • Egypt's optimistic outlook  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    At Davos, Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, says Egypt is getting its optimism back, with improvements in its infrastructure, employment and oil and gas space.

  • European stocks close higher on Draghi's QE plans  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets rallied on Thursday after the European Central Bank announced a full-scale bond-buying program of 60 billion euros.

  • Will WEF rid us of all the 'angst'?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET

    Anders Borg, chair of Future Global Financial System Initiative at the World Economic Forum and former Swedish finance minister, says the World Economic Forum helps "facilitate a dialog to get all investors on board," which is especially important to bring people together during this time of "angst."

  • Audi: The 'new kid on the block'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi says a falling euro makes the automobile industry easier and talks about how "cool" new technology is in this market.

  • Making money off Draghi  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    At the World Economic Forum, Katherine Garrett-Cox, CEO of Alliance Trust and Co-Chair of WEF 2015, says the ECB's move is great for long-term investors.

  • Why unemployment is still an issue  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    At Davos, Guy Ryder, secretary general at ILO, talks about why unemployment is still a problem seven years after the global financial crisis.

  • 2016: The 'new face' of Ukraine?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    At Davos, Aivaras Abromavicius, economy minister of Ukraine, says the country wants to use this crisis to "kickstart reforms" and "clean up the house", including tackling economic, corruption and tax issues by 2016.

  • What Davos means to Will.i.am  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    Will.i.am, artist and entrepreneur, says that Davos is a great opportunity to meet people who can collaborate with other important people on their key ideas.

  • QE was 'long overdue'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    At Davos, Sir Chris Pissarides, LSE economics professor and 2010's Nobel Prize Laureate, says that with the addition of this money, it will create a "favorable investment environment."

  • ECB QE: Positive impact for Unicredit  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    At Davos, Federico Ghizzoni, CEO at Unicredit, reacts to the ECB's announcement on introducing QE, saying it hasn't disappointed the markets and this will have an additional positive impact on his own company and customers.

  • ECB's QE: 'Good for China'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:10 AM ET

    At Davos, Li Daokui, professor of economics and director at the Center for China in the World Economy at Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management weighs in on the ECB's announcement of QE and how it affects China.

  • ING Group's 2015 outlook  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos, Ralph Hamers, CEO at ING Group discusses the impact on banks from QE and what ING proposes to do during 2015 for its business and its shareholders.

  • Russian business is braced for ‘much worse’ Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 5:48 AM ET
    Moscow, Russia is now a bargain for tourists as the ruble's value continues to collapse.

    The last six months has been a torrid time for Russia’s business and companies operating there, but the worst could be yet to come.

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