European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • Independence to boost Scottish economy: Pro  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Professor Nat Puri, founder of Purico, argues that Scotland's economy should benefit from independence and that denying the use of the British pound would be detrimental to the rest of the U.K.

  • Not that many ABS to buy in Europe: Pro  Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says that all signs point to more action from the ECB, but that it "won't be QE as we know it".

  • 'Interesting' months ahead for sterling: Pro  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, discusses sterling following the U.K.'s weak manufacturing data and discusses the outlook for the currency.

  • Donald Tusk gets top EU job: What it means  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nina Schick, analyst at Open Europe, comments on the appointment of Donald Tusk as European Council president and the potential for France's Pierre Moscovici to become commissioner for economic affairs.

  • European market closes flat  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Monday as investors weighed worse-than-expected manufacturing data against tensions in Ukraine.

  • Further ECB easing 'mean stronger dollar': Pro  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says that as the theme for the rest of the year will be diverging economic performance between U.S., Europe and Japan, we should go long on the dollar.

  • Russia: Stocks are 'ridiculously' cheap  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joseph Dayan, managing director and head of markets at BCS Financial Group, says that Russian equity valuations are at "ridiculous levels."

  • UK PM introduces new terrorism prevention plans  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, outlines new measures to tackle the raised terrorism threat level - which include the temporary ability to seize passports at the border.

  • West must not be weak: Ex UK Army chief  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Sir Richard Dannatt, former head of the British Army, says that the U.S. and the West need to "exercise leadership" and take a strong stance against Russia's actions in Ukraine.

  • European bank lending 'very weak': Pro  Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Alan Higgins, U.K. CIO at Coutts, says the weak euro zone PMI reflects the "very weak" bank lending environment and says a ECB rate cut is more likely than a quantitative easing program.

  • Ukraine: The struggle between hard and soft power Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 7:26 AM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers in the eastern town of Dzerzhinsk, near Donetsk, Aug. 28, 2014.

    The crisis in Ukraine seems to be slipping closer to all-out war, as Russian President Vladimir Putin called for “statehood” for its disputed region.

  • Jinn is new 60-minute delivery service  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jinn is an app that allows users to order anything from any shop in London and get it delivered within 60 minutes, explains co-founder, Leon Herrera.

  • European market closes flat  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European closed mostly flat on Friday the U.K. raised the odds of a terrorist attack on its soil to "severe" from "substantial".

  • For Tesco 'the only way is up': Pro  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, says Tesco is trying to get all the bad news out of the way before the new CEO starts.

  • Putin fighting for 'regime survival'  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has become an "existential issue for both presidents", as backing down would mean losing their positions.

  • UK raises terrorist threat level to 'severe'  Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Raffaello Pantucci, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies, discusses the terrorist threat to the U.K. and what the government can do to lessen it.

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