European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend and as weak Chinese manufacturing data weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Slovenia coalition lost its majority: PM     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Alenka Bratusek, Slovenian prime minister, says that politicians' desire for reform in Slovenia is still there, despite the ruling coalition having lost its majority.

  • What the US needs to do: Furman     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, says the U.S. has more to do, including raising the minimum wage and reforming the business tax code. He also comments on the benefits of trade deals.

  • France 'still has work to do': Dijsselbloem     Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, says France still has a lot of work to do to reach its deficit target and that monetary policy is be better left to the ECB.

  • A technical look at the euro/dollar     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the euro/dollar and says that technicals remain very strong for the euro at the moment.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed lower in trade on Friday, despite a better-than-expected U.S. jobs number, as worries about the ongoing situation in Ukraine returned to the market once again.

  • Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the Ukrainian government has no choice but to try and restore its presence in the east of the country.

  • The potential takeover of AstraZeneca is a "national interest issue" says Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, adding that the government should think about whether a deal with Pfizer is "good for Britain."

  • How to invest in resource efficiency     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says one future trend is to use resources more efficiently, and advises on how best to invest in this.

  • N. Ireland's Gerry Adams arrested     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gerry Moriarty, Northern Ireland editor at The Irish Times, comments on the arrest of Northern Ireland's opposition leader Gerry Adams, on charges of murder. His party, Sinn Fein, says the arrest is politically motivated.

  • IMF warns Ukraine on bailout if it loses east Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 24, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.

  • FTSE closes higher; DAX, CAC closed     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Shares in Lloyds Bank climbed higher on Thursday, helping the U.K.'s FTSE 100 to close the day higher for a fourth-straight session. Most European bourses were closed however for the May Labor day public holiday.

  • Ukraine: Europe needs to 'stop and think'     Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says that due to the Ukraine crisis, relations between the West and Russia are nearing a point of no return.

  • Use the 'cloud' for health care: Fio CEO     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Michael Greenberg, chairmand and CEO of Fio Corporation, explains that the company uses cloud computing to collect and share healthcare data about patients.

  • 'Union has served us well': Scottish Labour leader     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, says Scotland should remain in the U.K. in order to share resources, pool risks and redistribute in tough times.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in Alstom stocks after they reopened for trade.

  • Inflation: ECB's bazooka is 'fully loaded'     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discuss euro zone inflation and potential European Central Bank counteraction.

  • UK currency union would pose 'huge' risks     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    All the economic evidence shows that a currency union between the U.K. and an independent Scotland poses "huge long-term risks" says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. Treasury.

  • 'The big gains are behind us': Pimco executive Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    As central banks reign in dovish policies, bond and equity returns are going to shrink back to "normal."

  • Peugeot's rights issue is 'end of chapter'     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, comments on the European auto sector, and says Peugeot's rights issue will allow it to focus on "managing a car business again."

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