European Closing Bell


  • 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 Véron, 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.

  • European shares close higher  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday tracking a rally in the U.S., as better-than-expected economic data helped ease fears over lackluster corporate earnings.

  • Tesco is a very important company for UK: CEO  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    CEO of Kingfisher says Tesco is still a very important company for the UK and it can be turned around.

  • Climate goals 'good for Europe': Kingfisher CEO  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher, says that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Europe is good for the continent.

  • Europe needs more stimulus: Soros  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, warns that monetary policy on its own is not enough to reinvigorate Europe¿s ailing economy, and fiscal stimulus is needed.

  • European equities will continue to struggle: Economist  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy says the recent correction in stocks was well-deserved and European equities will continue to struggle.

  • Will you miss Nokia?  Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han takes a look back at the Nokia mobile through the ages.

  • Ex Russia FinMin Kudrin considers return to government Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    Alexey Kudrin

    Alexei Kudrin, former Russian finance minister, is considering a return to high office, but only with “more reforms” to the economy.

  • We have not seen strong outflows: MICEX CEO  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Alexander Afanasiev, CEO of Russia¿s MICEX, says there have not been strong foreign outflows from the stock market index so far this year, despite the intense volatility.

  • Best place to live as an expat  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han looks at a HSBC report examining why expats move overseas and what their preferred location is.

  • European shares close higher  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday amid speculation over bond buying by the ECB and the results of an upcoming bank stress test.

  • GSK has taken on too much: Fund manager  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Howard Goldring, director at Delmore Asset Management, says GlaxoSmithKline may be trying to take on too much restructuring in too short a time-frame.

  • Oil at $80 would challenge Russia: Former fin min  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin, the former finance minister of Russia, says if Brent crude were to slip to $80 the Russian economy would be "challenged"

  • We are very confident on UK banks: Fund Manager  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, says he is very confident on the valuations of European banks - and in particular U.K. banks ¿ over the next 12-18 months.

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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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