European Closing Bell


  • Russia: Should you invest as tensions ease? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    Recent events in and around Russia seem to have highlighted risks of investing in the country – yet the rouble and the MICEX have had a good week.

  • Soccer: Crimean clubs now in Russian league  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Jonathan Northcroft, soccer correspondent at "The Sunday Times", discusses the Russian Football Union's decision to incorporate Crimean clubs into its league.

  • Is gold price on the decline?  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses gold and explains that there is scope for prices to go lower.

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared losses and closed higher on Thursday, with the easing of tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment.

  • Germany won't fall into recession: Economist  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that the weak German GDP was due to a combination of a "calendar effect" and the "Putin factor".

  • Is Russia's aid convoy a Trojan Horse?  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, says Russia is trying to accomplish several contradictory missions at once with its aid convoy to the Ukraine.

  • Can breweries survive when pubs close down?  Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Colin Valentine, chairman at CAMRA, explains why more and more U.K. breweries are opening while there is an increasing number of pubs closing down.

  • Investors should expect more from Merck: Pro  Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital, says "German Merck's" second quarter was "solid and respectable" but that its biopharmaceutical business is its weak spot.

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher Wednesday, helped along by a rally in the insurance sector, as investors remained focused on geopolitical tensions.

  • Can a weak German GDP spur more EU reforms?  Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.

  • Russia's richest man sells 10% stake in USM Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:28 AM ET

    Russia's richest man, Alisher Usmanov, is selling a 10 percent stake in USM as a "motivational incentive" for the firm's management team.

  • The multi-billion business of hunting  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    James Horne, chairman at James Purdey & Sons, explains how the shooting industry is a "significant" contributor to the U.K. economy, as the shooting season opens.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed largely lower on Tuesday, as investors weighed weak German data, corporate releases and geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq.

  • Is Germany the sick man of Europe?  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, says the German market has underperformed the European market since June.

  • Japan: Brace yourself for bleak GDP  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.

  • Pandora 'fixated on the US': CEO  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Allan Leighton, CEO of Pandora, discusses the company's charm bracelet and ring segments and says it remains small in Europe and Asia as it prefers to focus on the U.S.

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed higher on Monday, following suit with Asia after a turnaround on Wall Street on Friday.

  • Was Turkey's election fair and transparent?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Thomas Rymer, spokesman at the OSCE, says that although the Turkish presidential elections were "competitive", the media coverage was "heavily slanted" towards Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

  • What will an Erdogan presidency look like?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Investors are hoping that Turkey's "phenomenal growth" will continue under Recip Tayyip Erdogan's presidency but political instability and geopolitics remain a concern, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Ukraine: Will the crisis escalate further?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and says that the risk of a Russian invasion is very low.

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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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