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  • SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move

    Discussing the recent SNB decision, Brent Jaciow, chief investment officer at Pilotage Private Wealth says he was initially "shocked," however this could be a "signal" that "QE is coming."

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide

    European equities rallied after a volatile session of trade on Thursday to close sharply higher, following action from the Swiss National Bank.

  • When is oil good for equity markets?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    When is oil good for equity markets?

    Why hasn't the low oil price given more a boost to equity markets? James McCormack, head of sovereigns at Fitch Ratings says that oil prices only support growth in "normal economic times" especially in Europe.

  • SNB decision was a 'curious move'   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    SNB decision was a 'curious move'

    The Swiss National Bank's latest decision comes at a "curious" time, just as the European Central Bank has its first meeting of the year where it's expected to announce a bond-buying scheme. Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank discusses the Swiss Franc currency.

  • Is the SNB still trustworthy?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is the SNB still trustworthy?

    The job of a central bank is to "lead you into battle" and then "change their plans," says Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale.

  • SNB: Why no warning?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    SNB: Why no warning?

    The Swiss National Bank has dropped its exchange rate cap with the euro. CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports that Swiss fund managers were shocked by the "very dramatic" decision and that there should have been a warning from this "well thought out move."

  • 2015 outlook: The executive view   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    2015 outlook: The executive view

    Sentiment amongst top business executives is improving, with 51 percent forecasting business conditions will be better this coming year, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Simon Baptiste, regional director at the EIU, discusses further.

  • Europe ends sharply lower after oil, copper turmoil   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends sharply lower after oil, copper turmoil

    European equities closed sharply lower on Wednesday as the turmoil in global commodity markets continued.

  • Copper price falling is 'no surprise'   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Copper price falling is 'no surprise'

    Copper prices have slumped to 2009 levels. Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses what's leading the selloff, saying he's been pretty "bearish on copper for a while."

  • Italy's Renzi 'wants a poodle' for president   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Italy's Renzi 'wants a poodle' for president

    With Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy┬┐s President, CNBC's Julia Chatterley talks to Francesco Galietti, CEO of Policy Sonar. Galietti says that Renzi needs an "expert and a veteran," but wants a "poodle."

  • OMT: 'A day of victory for the ECB'   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    OMT: 'A day of victory for the ECB'

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses to possibility of ECB quantitative easing with Yves Mersch, an ECB board member.

  • A potential power shift in Italy?   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    A potential power shift in Italy?

    Discussing Giorgio Napolitano stepping down as Italy's president, Jacopo Barigazzi, journalist and policy analyst in Milan, says that Italy needs a "strong figure" as president, as Italy still needs to overcome its economic crisis, and the president has more power than its prime minister.

  • UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over

    With Sainsbury's overtaking Asda as U.K.'s second biggest retailer, there's been mixed news for the supermarket sector. Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst in European food retail, at Sanford C. Bernstein discusses the current state of U.K. supermarkets.

  • Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Retail fuels Europe rally; DAX ends sharply up

    European equities closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with a surge in retail stocks helping to boost investor sentiment.

  • Oil prices near 6-year lows: Analyst   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Oil prices near 6-year lows: Analyst

    The oil price is nearing a 6-year low. Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, says markets are looking for "a turning point" in oil production and it will end up being non-OPEC countries that cut supplies.

  • UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on   Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK inflation: What BoE needs to focus on

    U.K. inflation has fallen to 0.5 percent, putting pressure on the Bank of England's Mark Carney. Sam Hill, senior U.K. economist at RBC Capital Markets, weighs in.

  • M&A: A surge in healthcare deals   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    M&A: A surge in healthcare deals

    As Shire announces that it will buy U.S. company NPS Pharmaceuticals, Suki Virji, analyst at SCRIP Intelligence, discusses whether it will be a good deal.

  • European shares close higher as oil falls   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    European shares close higher as oil falls

    Europe shares regained some ground on Monday, ending in positive territory as speculation on further stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) boost sentiment, even as the oil price continued to tank.

  • Scepticism on ECB's QE programme   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Scepticism on ECB's QE programme

    The European Central Bank could announce a quantitative easing program that's based on paid-in capital by central banks, a source told CNBC. Jeremy Stretch, head of FX strategy at CIBC weighs in on the bank's options when it comes to a potential sovereign bond-buying program.

  • Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Russia's credit rating downgraded: Explanation

    Last week, Fitch Ratings downgraded Russia's credit rating to 'BBB-'. Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains that recent events such as the rapid decline in the oil price and the volatility of the Russian ruble contributed to the downgrade.

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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    Bojesen anchors "European Closing Bell." In addition, she reports for CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia, NBC, and MSNBC.