European Closing Bell


  • Andrew Sentance, chairman at TheCityUK's Independent Economists Group, says the U.K.'s heated housing market means the Bank of England should raise interest rates now to avoid a sharp hike in the future.

  • When will Apple unveil wearables?     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Michael Gorman, editor in chief at Engadget, talks about when he thinks Apple will unveil the elusive iwatch.

  • Ukraine: Why markets should (still) be worried Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    The market seems to have blithely shrugged off recent troubles in Ukraine, but this may be too optimistic.

  • Economic outlook: Ireland's richest man     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Denis O'Brien, chairman at Digicel Group and also Ireland's richest man, talks about the outlook for Ireland's economy.

  • Private QE 'likely' from ECB: Deutsche Bank     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stefan Schneider, chief german economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the European Central to ultimately do private sector quantitative easing.

  • DAX is 'S&P' of euro zone: Pro     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, says Germany's benchmark DAX Index is the S&P 500 of the euro zone. He discusses the index's reaction to Thursday's ECB announcement.

  • What you should trade this week     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Yacine Kanoun, managing director at PivotHunters, talks about the trades you should make this week, given the ECB's looming monetary policy announcement.

  • Look East for new EU Commission President: MEP     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans-Olaf Henkel, MEP-Elect for Alterative for Germany party, says we should look to eastern Europe for the next President of the European Commission.

  • Barroso warns of step-up in Russia sanctions     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says the European Union has additional measures ready for Russia if the Ukraine crisis continues to escalate.

  • What should Tesco do next?     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Bruno Monteyne, Senior European food retail analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, talks about the changes U.K. retailer Tesco should make, after it posted disappointing results on Wednesday.

  • What will Draghi fire from his bazooka?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Ross Westgate looks at the options ECB President Mario Draghi has ahead of the central bank's rate decision on Thursday.

  • Why do rich divorcees want bitcoin?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stephen Bence, director of strategy at Vardags, says virtual currency bitcoin is "the next generation of opportunity for people to hide assets during divorce cases".

  • What's in Draghi's toolbox?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, talks about what he thinks is in Draghi's toolbox ahead of the European Central Bank policy announcement on Thursday.

  • Oil prices will rise $15 by 2025: IEA     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol warns that oil prices could rise by $15 per barrel by 2025.

  • Asia 'close to solving its issues': Pro     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mark Tinker, head of Axa Framlington Asia says why he thinks Asian economies are close to solving their issues.

  • Big events for investors to come in 2014     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, talks about the events that investors will be watching later this year.

  • Have Spain's reforms gone far enough?     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Nixon, chief European commentator at WSJ, says that Spain's reform programs hasn't gone far enough on the fiscal side.

  • It may be time to get back into the Russian market Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 4:56 AM ET
    A stock price index graph shows plunging stock prices on an electronic information screen at the headquarters of the Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange, Russia's benchmark stock index, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

    Russia may not be the first place you would think about for investment, but one fund manager has told CNBC that investors should look again at the country.

  • Prospects for Italy and France in 2014     Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    James McCormack, global head of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings, talks about the prospects for Italy and France for the rest of 2014.

  • Theftie: Stopping smartphone theft     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Kevin Mahaffey, co-founder of Lookout Mobile Security, says Lookout software recognizes events such as theft, takes a picture, and sends GPS data to the phone owner by email.

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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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