European Closing Bell


  • Russian budget: Is Putin facing reality? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russia’s first post-sanctions budget suggested the Kremlin is more hopeful than most about the country’s economy.

  • Should the West get involved in Hong Kong?  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    The Hong Kong protests are "unsettling" for businesses, says Anson Chan, former Hong Kong chief secretary, adding that the international community should be more involved.

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

    European shares closed broadly higher on Tuesday, as investors focused on key data from the euro zone rather than the geopolitical risk posed by the protests in Hong Kong.

  • Protests put HK and Beijing 'to shame': Ex-official  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Anson Chan, former Hong Kong chief secretary, says the Hong Kong authorities' response to the protests is surprising, and that this crisis is entirely "of the government's making".

  • Why you should short the euro  Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Phyllis Papadavid, senior global foreign exchange strategist at BNP Paribas, says the latest euro zone inflation data "confirms" that investors should short the euro against a range of G10 currencies.

  • A technical look at the dollar index  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Riccardo Ronco, head of technical analysis at Aviate Global, charts the recent performance of the dollar index and the CCI commodity index and says most commodities face another downside.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Monday, with disappointing data weighing on sentiment and protests in Hong Kong affecting some financial firms with exposure to the region.

  • 'Long way to go' for UK economy: Conservative MPs  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Sajid Javid and Nadhim Zahawi, U.K. members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, comment on George Osborne's economic plan.

  • UK construction: 'More pain to come'  Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders, says there is "more pain to come" for the U.K. construction sector after Balfour Beatty issued its third profit warning in a year.

  • EU needs UK more than we need them: Farage  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Leaving the European Union will not harm U.K. businesses says Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, arguing that most trade bodies are wrong on the issue.

  • UK ISIS strategy not 'thought through': Farage  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    The U.K.'s current strategy against ISIS is not thought-through says Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, arguing that the West should work with Middle Eastern partners.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks managed to consolidate slim gains on Friday afternoon after a heavy selloff in the previous session, while the German Dax index finished lower with a sharp drop for the insurance company Allianz.

  • Why you should favor US equities  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, says that the divergent central banks' policies will add volatility this fall and discusses how best to trade ECB action.

  • Can the euro weaken further?  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, looks at the euro and ECB policy and says that an even weaker euro "depends on the dollar".

  • Market 'over-reacting' to Bill Gross news: Pro  Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank and Tom Elliott, partner and co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners, discuss the market reaction to Bill Gross's departure from PIMCO.

  • 'Fantastic start' for H&M online: CFO  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jyrki Tervonen, CFO at Hennes & Mauritz, discusses the group's disappointing sales in September and comments on the online strategy.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday afternoon, as the head of the Bank of England warned that the time for raising interest rates from record lows was nearing.

  • Will Germany lose out with ECB voting rotation system?  Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Former ECB economist and president of the Center for Financial Studies at Goethe University, Otmar Issing, says the concerns about the ECB's voting rotation scheme are "exaggerated".

  • Russia draft law to allow seizure of foreign assets Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Russian courts could get the green light to seize foreign assets on Russian territory under a draft law.

  • Modern art sales break record  Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sales of post-war art broke records in the first half of 2014. Katharine Arnold, associate director at Christie's, tells CNBC. She discusses the latest trends in the market.

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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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