European Closing Bell


  • European market closes higher  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares trimmed their losses and closed higher at market close as a number of U.S. banks reported positive earnings, counteracting some of the negative data from the euro zone.

  • 'Lot of downside risk' to European economy: Pro  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Chatwell, interest rate strategist at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, says the European yield curve suggests there is a lot of downside risk after German yields hit a record low.

  • We need mechanisms to boost reforms: Dijsselbloem  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup, says the euro zone needs mechanisms to strengthen the reform agenda by rewarding countries that makes changes.

  • Would QE be legal in Europe?  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, says Europe is in "legally uncharted territory" regarding quantitative easing, as the European Court of Justice debates on OMTs.

  • A technical look at the S&P 500  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Charles Newsome, divisional director at Investec Wealth, charts the performance of the S&P 500 and the U.S. dollar, and says equity markets are in the midst of a "much-needed correction".

  • US suppliers 'OK' with oil prices: IEA  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Maria Van Der Hoeven, executive director at IEA, discusses the oil market and the differences between suppliers from the U.S. and other countries. She also discusses the IEA's African Energy Outlook.

  • European market closes mixed  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat on Monday, as positive data from China failed to boost sentiment.

  • Europe banks upping capital raising: Pros  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Ereira, banking partner at Linklaters, says that there has been an acceleration of capital raising by European banks, ahead of the ECB's stress tests.

  • Can the sterling climb higher?  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses the Bank of England's monetary policy and how best to trade the sterling.

  • Eurogroup to discuss investment: Schauble  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Wolfgang Schauble, Germany's finance minister, says the Eurogroup will discuss how euro zone investment projects should be financed.

  • Europe to see 'accelerating growth': IMF  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Poul Thomson, European department active director at the IMF, says the current European policy mix is consistent with accelerating growth, and that the IMF supports the emphasis on structural reforms.

  • Is the Western world at risk from Ebola?  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Mike Ward, global director of content at SCRIP Intelligence, explains why it would be "pretty difficult" for Ebola to spread from West Africa to Western countries.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Friday, as concerns over global growth and weaker economic data from Germany hit risk sentiment.

  • There's value in Europe: CIO  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Arnaud Gandon, CIO of Heptagon Capital, says there is value in the European equity market due to the weaker euro and the ECB's continued stimulus measures.

  • 'Time to go structural': OECD's Gurria  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The world owes a "debt of gratitude" to central bankers says Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, adding that it's now time for countries to "go structural" to improve competitiveness and productivity.

  • 'Extreme divergence' in Europe: Pro  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says the euro zone is suffering from "extreme economic divergence", and discusses member states' reform progress.

  • German decline changes dynamics: Pro  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, discusses ECB action and what a slowing Germany mean for growth in the euro zone and monetary policy.

  • Draghi: This is what makes QE work  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    ECB President Mario Draghi outlines what is needed for monetary stimulus to be effective, including a healthy banking sector and a clear inflation target.

  • Schauble to IMF: 'Reality is more complex'  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    The IMF's latest recommendations seem to be the "opposite" of what it had previously advocated, says German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

  • Italy has 'very ambitious' reform plans: Minister  Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Italian Economy and Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says Italy has already implemented successful reforms, such those to its pension system. He comments on the government's proposed labor reforms.

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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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