European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors reacting to disappointing data and concerns that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate further.

  • StanChart: Some headwinds to dissipate  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ian Gordon, equity research analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Standard Chartered's results, and says the group's losses should be lower in the second half.

  • Lundin Petroleum 'past the worst': CEO  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ashley Heppenstall, CEO of Lundin Petroleum, says delays in its Norway project have negatively impacted production, but that the group should now be "past the worst".

  • A technical look at euro, sterling  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says there is the prospect for a technical rally for the euro and that a period of sterling "bullishness" is coming to an end.

  • Ecclestone pays $100M to settle bribery trial  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Christian Sylt, editor at Formula Money, comments on the Ecclestone bribery trail - which ended after the F1 boss offered a $100 million settlement - and what it means for the sport.

  • European market closes mixed  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as a blast of big-name earnings from the continent boosted investor sentiment. However, both the Italian and Spanish markets closed in negative territory.

  • Where next for the US dollar?  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the outlook for the U.S. dollar against developed and emerging market currencies.

  • Vivendi wants higher price for Brazil assets: Pro  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discusses Telefonica's bid to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian assets and says Vivendi is giving itself time for other bid to come in.

  • France: What’s worrying the markets Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    France’s plans to reform its economy and cut its debt face “significant” risks, one of the world’s most respected ratings agencies has warned.

  • Asset managers to trigger next crisis?  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist at The Economist, says that asset managers could trigger the next crisis due to increasingly tight regulations.

  • US-Africa trade 'has been quite weak': Pro  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alexa Lion, analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa at Frontier Strategy Group, says the U.S. is "playing catch-up" with the EU and China when it comes to trade with Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • European market closes mixed-to-lower  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared gains to close mixed-to-lower on Monday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings and a state bailout for Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo.

  • Turkey: 'Policy errors' ahead?  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, discusses Turkey following the central bank's latest rate cut and says the concentration of power is a concern.

  • Why global investor confidence is falling  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Tim Graf, head of macro strategy for Europe at State Street Global Markets, says that global confidence, while still high, is deteriorating.

  • QE is 'no longer monetary policy': IFO's Sinn  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    The underlying problems in Europe's southern economies have not been solved, says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at the Ifo Institute. He also criticizes the ECB potential use of quantitative easing.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares reaccelerated losses on Friday afternoon to close the week lower, despite a weak employment report from the U.S. that tempered concerns the Federal Reserve would hike interest rate sooner than hoped.

  • 'Not sure' Iliad's T-Mobile US bid is serious: Pro  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says Iliad's bid to take over T-Mobile U.S. is surprising and that the price is below the U.S. provider's value.

  • US jobs: Is bad news good news again?  Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Peter Rosenstreich, chief foreign exchange analyst at Swissquote Bank and Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discuss the U.S. jobs report and its impact on markets.

  • Expect more M&A activity from Solvay: CEO  Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jean-Pierre Camadieu, chairman & CEO of Solvay, describes Brazil as the "weak point" for the company and says more M&A activity is on the way.

  • Can the UK rival Silicon Valley?  Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jon Reynolds, CEO of Swiftkey, discusses the U.K. start-up scene and says that global investors are starting to look at the U.K. for future opportunities.

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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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