European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday for a third-straight day, after better-than-expected jobs data from the U.S. increased concerns that the Federal Reserve would "taper" its bond-buying program sooner rather than later.

  • Europe rebalance is gradual process: S&P     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign rating officer at Standard & Poor's (S&P), tells CNBC that the euro zone has been working on rebalancing its economy, but that "much more needs to be done".

  • Are some banks too big to manage?     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at Wall Street Journal and Kiron Farooki, partner for financial institutions at Bond Dickinson, discuss Wednesday's rate-rigging scandals, and how they could have been avoided.

  • OPEC unconcerned about oversupply     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    Abdalla Salem El-Badri, OPEC secretary general, says that even though some countries, such as Libya and Iran, are re-entering the oil market, the market will be able to "rebalance itself".

  • OPEC will help Iran re-enter market: Oil minister     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Iranian oil minister, explains that in the event of Iranian production coming back on stream, OPEC will be able to maintain capacity and oil prices levels.

  • OPEC expects demand to grow     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jason Schenker, president and chief economist at Prestige Economics, discusses the decisions taken at Wednesday's OPEC meeting, including a renewal of the production ceiling and what it implies for oil prices in 2014.

  • What to expect from silver in 2014     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton, explains his business model of investing in mines but not operating them, and discusses the 2014 outlook for metal commodities.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus sooner rather than later.

  • Ukrainian President feels 'secure'     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tomila Lankina, associate professor at the London School Economics, says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.

  • Online retail: Seniors happy using tablets     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Eric Abensur, CEO of Venda, comments on Cyber Monday and reveals that tablets are changing the way people are shopping, especially older generations, whose online spending is "stunning."

  • Immigration remains 'controversial' in UK     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Martin Ruhs, senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University, discusses the U.K.'s immigration policy and how it's looking at reducing access to the welfare state.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing manufacturing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.

  • Ukraine president must be 'very careful'     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.

  • How tapering will hit emerging markets     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discusses the impact tapering by the Federal Reserve and a fall in oil prices would have on emerging markets.

  • Great returns to be found...in violins?!     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Florian Leonhard, founder of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, talks about his restoration business and how investing in violins brings in double-digit returns per annum.

  • Violinist plays Stradivarius for CNBC     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Violinist Aisha Syed fills the CNBC studio with music by playing her Stradivarius violin.

  • Corporate culture is a 'hidden risk'     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    John Childress, author of "Leverage: The CEO's Guide to Corporate Culture", explains how chief executives should manage and lead corporate culture so that it does not become a business liability.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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