European Closing Bell


  • US sell-off: Where is the money going?     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, and Louis Gargour, chief investment officer at LNG Capital, discuss the tech stock sell-off, and where investors will put their money instead.

  • UK dividends to hit 6-year high: Pro     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ryan Bransfield, analyst at Markit, says dividend payments among U.K. firms should be the highest in six years in 2014, and discusses which stocks will have the highest yields.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    A global stock sell-off, led by the technology sector, weighed on major European bourses on Monday, which all closed lower.

  • Bruno Lafont, CEO of Lafarge tells CNBC that the merger with Holcim will increase the group's exposure - as well as returns.

  • Why Russia wants turmoil in Ukraine     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    David Hauner, head of emerging EMEA economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, explains why despite not being very interested in the Donetsk region in Ukraine, it is in Russia's interest to stir up turmoil.

  • Services boost Nigeria's economy: Pro     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    David Hauner, head of emerging EMEA economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, comments on Nigeria becoming Africa's biggest economy, saying that the service sector is the main reason behind the boost.

  • The Grand National will be watched by 900 million people worldwide, says Harriet Collins, head of PR and newspaper marketing at Racing Post, who also gives tips on how to choose a winning horse.

  • European stocks closed in positive territory on Friday, ending the week on a high amid increasing hopes of an ECB bond-buying program, and after US job figures came in marginally weaker than expected.

  • Abby Joseph Cohen, senior US investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, says the March nonfarm payroll number is a "good step in the right direction" and expects U.S. real GDP growth to reach 3 percent.

  • ECB can still do 'conventional easing': Pro     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura, says that it's "remarkable" the ECB has managed to maintain expectations of quantitative easing and that the bank is more likely to cut rates further.

  • M&A activity highest in years: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Kirsty Wilson, global research editor at Mergermarket, says the first quarter of 2014 was the most active for M&A since 2011, with the telecoms sector showing the highest activity.

  • ECB need to take 'credible action': Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Salman Ahmed, strategist at Lombard Odier, warns that the ECB faces a "severe test" from the market if it does not back its rhetoric with credible action in the coming months.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stock markets pared earlier losses to close higher on Thursday, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi used "ultra-dovish talk" in defending the bank's decision to keep monetary policy unchanged.

  • 'Pretty confident' on Ukraine: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Eric Assimakopoulos, managing director at Revetas Capital, says the sanctions on Russia have had little impact on Ukraine and other eastern European markets.

  • Why the ECB should not use quantitative easing     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior adviser at Credit Suisse, and Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, say the ECB is more likely to implement negative rates or LTRO than it is to use quantitative easing.

  • Russia sanctions: Companies may not face backlash Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    JPMorgan has been criticized for stopping payments from a Russian embassy - but this will not necessarily mean retaliation against the U.S. bank, Russia's minister of economic development told CNBC.

  • For rich Russians, UK schools in class of their own Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:40 AM ET
    Schoolboy at Eton

    For super-wealthy Russians, education at one of Britain’s top traditional boarding schools has become as desirable as a pad in Mayfair.

  • IPOs: Best first quarter in years     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Maria Pinelli, global vice chair of strategic growth markets at EY, explains that the first quarter was "very good" for IPOs and discusses the sectors that will see the highest number of IPOs this year.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, after U.S. jobs data helped to boost global sentiment, and as investors eyed the possibility of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday.

  • Deustche Post boosting e-commerce, EM     Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel tells CNBC that the group is positive on expansion in both developed and emerging markets and that it is also working on its e-commerce activities.

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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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