European Closing Bell


  • Europe rallies after US jobs data, DAX closes up 2%

    European shares closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. monthly jobs report showed the economy adding 321,000 jobs in November, exceeding expectations.

  • Can Europe match the Fed's QE success?   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Can Europe match the Fed's QE success?

    A weaker currency and liquidity from the ECB could help European growth catch up with the U.S., says Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS.

  • Greece's privatizations back on track?   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Greece's privatizations back on track?

    Greece's privatization drive has been a bright spark for its economy. Paschalis Bouchoris, chief executive officer of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, discusses.

  • Strong growth in US cemented by jobs   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Strong growth in US cemented by jobs

    The U.S.'s latest non-farm payrolls report cements the fact that the economy has very "strong trend growth", which is likely to have continued in December, says Nomura's Jens Nordvig.

  • Israeli shekel weakening   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Israeli shekel weakening

    The collapse of Israel's government is keeping investors on edge, but the drop in the shekel could be a positive for exporters says CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • Europe ends over 1% lower after Draghi disappoints   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends over 1% lower after Draghi disappoints

    European closed lower on Thursday after the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, said the bank would assess monetary policy "next year".

  • Watch euro-yen after Draghi disappoints   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Watch euro-yen after Draghi disappoints

    Yra Harris of Praxis Trading says he¿ll be eyeing the euro-yen trade following the ECB's latest policy announcement.

  • Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes

    Putin blames everyone else for Russia's problems, including speculators and the West in general, says Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank.

  • Draghi disappoints markets again   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Draghi disappoints markets again

    After the ECB meeting, Bill O'Neill from UBS Wealth Management gives his take on why the ECB is hesitating over QE.

  • Russian inflation: Now prostitutes raise rates Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Military vehicles drive past St. Basil’s Cathedral during a rehearsal for the anniversary of a historical World War II parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Nov. 1, 2014.

    Spiralling inflation and the declining value of the ruble have already hit Russia's economy – and now prostitutes in one town are hiking their rates.

  • Putin: West guilty of 'pure cynicism' over Ukraine Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian President accused the Western powers of "pure cynicism" in Ukraine in a key speech to his country, as its economy worsens.

  • Is the UK economy the best in the West?   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    Is the UK economy the best in the West?

    Following the U.K.'s Autumn Statement, Business Secretary of State Vince Cable asserts that the British economy is the fastest-growing in the Western world. He adds that concerns about the U.K. deficit are exaggerated.

  • Should the UK go 'bolder' on R&D?   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Should the UK go 'bolder' on R&D?

    The U.K. "can't do too much on innovation" to boost its economy at the moment, says John Cridland, the director-general of the Confederation of British Industry lobbying group. He believes the U.K. could go for a "bolder approach" with its R&D tax credit.

  • Israeli PM 'no longer plays nicely'   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    Israeli PM 'no longer plays nicely'

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to fire his finance minister.

  • Will gold price volatility continue?   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Will gold price volatility continue?

    Gold is treated both as a "monetary asset" and a "jewellery item", which can complicate the price and drive volatility says Nitesh Shah, associate director at ETF Securities.

  • Europe needing inflation is 'nonsense'   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Europe needing inflation is 'nonsense'

    Falling oil prices can only benefit the EU consumer, and to say Europe needs inflation is "complete and utter nonsense", says Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.

  • Oil majors help Europe shares close higher   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Mining, oil firms help Europe shares close higher

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday.

  • South Stream pipeline to divert to Turkey?   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    South Stream pipeline to divert to Turkey?

    The South Stream pipeline deal is not yet "dead" and the European Union could yet revive it, says Chris Weafer, a founding partner at Macro Advisory.

  • Piraeus, Cosco sign multimillion deal   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Piraeus, Cosco sign multimillion deal

    Piraeus signing a deal with Cosco Pacific is significant to Greece as it symbolizes its "strategic partnership" with China, says Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's minister of shipping and the Aegean.

  • Rumor of Shell bid drives BP shares higher   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:15 AM ET
    Rumor of Shell bid drive BP shares higher

    Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro Advisory Limited, offers analysis on rumors that Royal Dutch Shell is set to bid on BP.

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