European Closing Bell


  • Eni sells off Russian assets  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.

  • Scottish independence: Impact on UK  Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, and Petr Krpata, foreign exchange strategist at ING, discuss the latest polls on the Scottish referendum and how a "Yes" vote could hit the sterling.

  • Europe shares close mostly lower  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mostly lower on Friday, as investors booked profits after the U.S. nonfarm payroll came in lower than expected.

  • Will ECB bond-buying hurt the market?  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The ECB's proposed 500 billion euros in bond purchases over three years is unfeasible without completely distorting the market, even when ABS and covered bonds are included, says Gianluca Salford, European rates strategist at JP Morgan.

  • Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.

  • Cooler heads prevailed in Ukraine: Pro  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Cooler head on both sides prevailed to strike the cease-fire in Ukraine, says Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners.

  • Italy needs labor reforms: UniCredit CEO  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The ECB decision was good for Italy but what we need to see now is reforms to Italian labor markets, say Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit.

  • Gas is not the issue in Ukraine: Enel CEO  Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Gas supply to Europe this Winter is not the key issue in the Ukrainian crisis, but rather avoiding a war, says Enel CEO Francesco Starace.

  • A volunteer of the Ukrainian paramilitary Azov battalion on the outskirts of Mariupol, September 5, 2014.

    Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.

  • Italy's 'whipped cream' reforms  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has only managed "whipped cream" reforms so far and he needs to step up efforts in order to fix the economy, says former minister for economic development, Corrado Passera.

  • Europe closes up after ECB; BP sinks  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed steeply higher on Thursday after the ECB surprised markets by cutting interest rates to new record lows and announcing a bond-buying program.

  • Flexibility needed in euro zone: Ambrosetti  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There needs to be flexibility in short-term borrowing for peripheral countries in order to make the structural investments today that will have the best outcomes in the long-term, says Valerio De Molli, managing director of The European House - Ambrosetti.

  • Kiev's agreement to withdraw significant: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from eastern parts of the country is significant, says Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, as Kiev has block this move up until now.

  • US, UK heading for policy shift: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Both the U.S. and the U.K. are heading for monetary policy shifts within the next 9 months, says Bill O'Neill of UBS, which puts them in a unique position in the developed world.

  • Europe shares end higher on Ukraine  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day firmly in the green on Wednesday, amid hopes that Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.

  • Ukraine could be in an 'enviable position': Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ukraine will be in an "enviable position" in terms of world trade if it can allow power-sharing between the east and the rest of the country, says Alexander Branis, director at Prosperity Capital.

  • A good chance ECB will act: Pro  Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    There's a greater than 50 percent chance the ECB will act with QE, says Andrew Balls, deputy CIO at PIMCO, but he stresses the central bank will need more data to make its decision.

  • Why golf and trading are similar...  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Gio Valiante, author of Fearless Golf, says there are "enormous" parallels between being a professional golfer and being a trader.

  • European market closes slightly lower  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares slipped to close marginally lower on Tuesday, as investors monitored events in eastern Ukraine and reacted to economic data from the region.

  • DSM shifting from fossil to biofuel age: CEO  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Feike Sijbesma, CEO of DSM, says the group is shifting its focus from fossil fuel to biofuel, and says the new venture is "very important" for the group's financials going forward.

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