European Closing Bell


  • Daimler needs structural changes: Pro     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Kristina Church, director for European auto and components research at Barclays, says she's worried about the long-term structural changes needed at Daimler to deal with regulatory costs.

  • UK and France in war of words over Russia Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    The U.K. is facing accusations of hypocrisy for attacking France for supplying Russia with a warship while sending its own military supplies.

  • 'Solid balance in the oil market': Pro     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, explains that oil demand is steadily rising, and says there is strong growth on the supply side to meet that demand.

  • Nour Al Hammoury, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, says it's a "historic day" for Saudi Arabia and the region, as the kingdom announces it will soon open its market to foreign investors.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.

  • Can Royal Mail deliver?     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Alex Paterson, senior analyst at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on the group's quarterly results and on the "disappointing" parcel business.

  • Severstal not impacted by sanctions: CFO     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Alexey Kulichenko, CFO at Russian steel and mining company Severstal, says the sanctions imposed on Russia have had no impact on the group so far.

  • Ukraine needs 'united' EU position: Foreign min     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ukraine needs the EU to speak with one voice to stop the "continuous inflow of heavy weaponry" into Russia, says Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrainian foreign minister.

  • Backfire? How Russia sanctions could hit Europe Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    There were strong signals Tuesday that the European Union is preparing to step up its economic sanctions against Russia.

  • Has Putin 'painted himself into a corner'?     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Roderic Lyne, former British ambassador to Russia, and Timothy Ash of Standard Bank, discuss Vladimir Putin's strategy in Ukraine.

  • Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic adviser to the Russian President, says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to control Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were lower on Monday as sentiment remained subdued due to the ongoing tensions in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • Scope of latest US sanctions 'limited'     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, and Pawel Swidlicki, research analyst at Open Europe, discuss the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia and the possibility of harsher sanctions from the EU.

  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • Israel's Netanyahu under 'strong pressure'     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Yossi Mekelberg, program director of international relations and social sciences at Regent's University, discusses Israel's ground operation in Gaza.

  • European market closes mixed     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared losses to close mixed on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

  • Impact of altitude on MH17 tragedy     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Zara, pilot and aviation expert at Tradewind Aviation, says that given the altitude at which the MH17 plane was flying, its assailants should have known it was a civil plane.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • Malaysian Airline plane crashes in Ukraine     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

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