European Closing Bell


  • Europe markets close sharply higher  Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.

  • What's behind the global fall in inflation?  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Michael Metcalfe, head of multi-asset strategy at State Street Global Markets, says that the "global slowdown in inflation" is partly driven by commodity prices.

  • 'No drama' at Suez Environment  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    There's "no drama whatsoever" at Suez Environment, says Jean-Marc Boursier, the deputy CEO in charge of finance. That's despite the need to "battle a bit" given the European economy, and to continue with cost cuts.

  • Alcatel-Lucent up 16% on Q3 results  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes has "no time to waste with speculation" that the telecom giant might be interested in M&A. That's after it posted a 34% jump in gross profit margins.

  • European shares close higher  Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks ended the day higher on Thursday, after moving into the red earlier in the afternoon.

  • Telenor had 'very strong' third quarter: CEO  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas says the company's third quarter has been "very strong", and was helped by its expansion into the domestic market.

  • Sanofi's sacking of CEO is 'shocking'  Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Editor of SCRIP Intelligence, Eleanor Malone, says it's a "shocking move" for Sanofi to sack its CEO over what she described as "relatively small misdemeanours."

  • The gender gap is narrowing: WEF  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the World Economic Forum, tells CNBC the gender gap is narrowing, but lots more remains to be done.

  • US oil production not 'hindered' by prices: Pro  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at BNP Paribas, Harry Tchilinguirian says U.S. oil supplies aren't 'hindered by current price levels' and the country 'keep on producing' even if the oil price falls to $75.

  • Swedish rate cut greater than expected  Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC says analysts anticipated a cut to interest rates by the Swedish central bank, but not of the 'magnitude' seen on Tuesday.

  • Ex-Bear Sterns CEO keen on EU assets  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Alan Schwartz, previously CEO of Bear Stearns and now executive chairman of Guggenheim Partners, explains why he is still interested in investing in Europe.

  • Europe markets close lower  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Europe's stock markets closed lower after a closely-watched German economic report came in weaker than expected.

  • ECB QE should have started already: Ex-official  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, says quantitative easing is "necessary" for the central bank to meet its mandate.

  • Euro zone: World's strongest banks?  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Mark Haefele, CIO of UBS Wealth Management, says euro zone central bankers should have been more positive about the region's financial sector following the publication of the ECB's stress tests.

  • Europe banks needs 'credible' backstop  Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former ECB Governing Council member, warns that a lack of credible government backstops could hit the stress tests' credibility and advocates the central bank should consider purchasing government debt.

  • Stress tests not the end of the story: Pro  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicolas VĂ©ron, senior fellow at Bruegel says the European banking stress tests will show how rigorous a supervisor of the banks the ECB will be.

  • European stress tests will be 'anti-climactic'  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal says problems in the European bank stress tests are likely to be concentrated in Austria and Italy

  • EU behaviour is 'appalling': Cameron  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed the European Union's demands for an additional 2.1 billion euros ($2.65 billion) as a result of the U.K.'s strong economic performance, branding it "unacceptable".

  • Low inflation is a good thing: Analyst  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Guy Foster, group head of research at Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management, says job creation in the U.S. and U.K. are positive signs and low inflation is not a bad thing.

  • Tesco's error was an easy mistake: Accountant  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Noel Tagoe, executive director at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), says what happened at Tesco was an "easy" mistake, as it used historical data to overestimate volumes, which had been falling.

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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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