European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European closed down on Wednesday, amid concern over violence in Iraq and mixed data out of the U.S.

  • Poland: New elections unlikely     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura, discusses the political scandal in Poland, saying it has put the independence and credibility of the central back in question.

  • Pfizer to make new AstraZeneca bid?     Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says that Pfizer is likely to submit another bid to acquire AstraZeneca as a deal would still make "a lot of sense".

  • 'Huge amount' of money poured into art     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Philip Hoffman, chief executive at The Fine Art Group, says that there will be a "huge amount" of money poured into the art market this week, with several auctions taking place.

  • US 'has to step up' in Iraq     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Morris Reid, managing director at Mercury, comments on the latest developments in Iraq and says that ultimately the U.S will "step up and do the right thing."

  • European market closes mixed     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, struggling after the release of worse-than-expected data for Germany.

  • Russian assets heading higher?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says that President Vladimir Putin's comments on the ceasefire between Ukraine and rebel leaders are positive for all Russian assets.

  • Alstom will use cash to be more 'robust': CEO     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, says that the cash from GE will be reinvested in the three joint ventures created by the deal, and that some will be returned to shareholders.

  • Fixed income: Favor EM over high yield     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Joaquim Levy, CEO of Brodesco, says that emerging market fixed income is more attractive than U.S. high yield.

  • These UK firms may beat European rivals     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stephen Roper of Warwick Business School says that U.K. mid-market firms should outpace their European rivals this year, and discusses the main challenges for them.

  • The benefits of multi-asset investing     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Tom Caddick, head of fund management at Santander Asset Management, says multi-asset investing is a long-term strategy. He also outlines his stance of equities.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Monday, after disappointing data out of the euro zone and ongoing turmoil in Iraq.

  • Should UK renegotiate with Europe?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Matthew Elliot, CEO of Business for Britain, says the U.K. should renegotiate its membership of the European Union to bolster its influence in some key sectors, especially finance.

  • Bouygues 'real winner' from Alstom deal?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Matthieu Rolin, fund manager at Prigest, says that the Alstom/GE deal is good for shareholders and solves Alstom's cash problem. He argues that Bouygues is the real winner from this deal.

  • Market is 'artificial': Bonham Carter     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Edward Bonham Carter, vice chairman at Jupiter Asset Management, says that after such a "strong run", investors should be cautious and that the global market environment is "artificial".

  • Norway needs structural reform: Fin Min     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Norway's finance minister Siv Jensen, says the country has built up a "massive bureacracy" and needs structural reform to grow faster.

  • Chocolate price rise 'two-part story'     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Chris Gadd, soft commodities analyst at Macquarie Group, says that the rising price of chocolate is a "two part story", as demand has grown while production is relatively stagnant.

  • Why wine should be your tipple of choice     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Tom Gearing, director of Cult Wine, talks about the potential returns from fine wine investing.

  • Should the West intervene in Iraq?     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Barak Mendelsohn, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, says that the Iraq crisis further destabilizes the Middle East. However, he is unconvinced that international intervention is needed.

  • Germany 'exciting' for Dunkin' Brands: CEO     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Brands, discusses the group's expansion into Europe and says Germany is the "really exciting" story. He also comments on the group's coffee success.

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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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