European Closing Bell


  • Norway's high-yield market better than US?     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.

  • Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'     Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.

  • 2014: record year for IPOs?     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.

  • Europe markets close lower     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.

  • Are UK housing bubble fears justified?     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, the chief economist of RICS, discusses the U.K.'s housing shortage and what it means for prices.

  • Ukraine will 'burn bridges' if uses violence     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Linas Linkevicius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, says the Ukrainian government will "burn all its bridges" with the European Union if it uses violence against protestors.

  • Barclays: How to invest in 2014     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, explains why the bank is overweight Europe and emerging markets and underweight the U.S.

  • Slim Feriani talks frontier markets     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Renowned investor Slim Feriani, the CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, tells CNBC why he likes riskier frontier markets best at the moment.

  • Inmarsat launches landmark satellite     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.

  • World cup: How to place your bets     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Alex Donohue, spokesman for Ladbrokes, tells football fans how he thinks they should place their bets for Next Year's World Cup.

  • Nightclub app to revolutionize clubbing?     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.

  • Italy to export its way out of the crisis?     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, says Italy should use its strong manufacturing sector to export its way out of the crisis.

  • Jobs data won't trigger early taper: Pro     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jose Wynne, head of foreign exchange research at Barclays, says that Friday's jobs number is not strong enough to trigger an early start to Federal Reserve tapering.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

  • Fed won't taper until 2014: Investor     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, chief investment officer for Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says economic data from the U.S. is still not strong enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start tapering its asset purchases this year rather than next.

  • Austerity dragging less on UK: Economist     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Thursday's Autumn Budget in the U.K. suggests fiscal austerity is dragging less on the economy than previously, says Melanie Baker, an economist with Morgan Stanley.

  • Countries rely on euro fluctuations: Economist     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says some countries in peripheral Europe are reliant on currency fluctuations.

  • Should the ECB take lessons from the UK?     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach asks ECB President Mario Draghi if he would consider adopting a policy similar to the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme. Here's his reply.

  • Time to invest in Kazakhstan?     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Kairat Kelimbetov, governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, says the country's economy should benefit from strong growth in the next few years, and discusses the reform process.

  • France must invest in Africa: Minister     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, French finance minister, says Africa is a land of opportunities and France should increase its public and private investments in the continent.

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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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