European Closing Bell


  • Ukraine spur to EU to change energy policy?     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate action, says the Ukraine crisis has reinforced the need for alternative energiy in Europe, as energy dependence has both economic and political implications.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday, having fluctuated for much of the day, as investors grew nervous ahead of the upcoming first quarter earnings session.

  • Global situation good for equities: Pro     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING, says that with the "cyclical recovery" underway, equities is his "preferred asset class."

  • Greek debt: 'People needed good news'     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Petros Christodoulou, deputy CEO at the National bank of Greece and former head of the Greek Public Debt Management Agency, says the successful bond auction shows that "effort and pain" is paying off.

  • West must take 'concrete action' vs Russia: Ukraine Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    Ukraine's acting foreign minister tells CNBC that the 'more concrete action and determined sanctions' should be taken against Russia.

  • Say-on-pay: What it means for businesses     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Andrew Stanger, employment partner at Mayer Brown, discusses the European Commission's plan to regulate executive pay-outs and tackle pay inequality.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, following a rebound led by the auto sector, after the heavy selling seen at the start of the week.

  • Attacks in Ukraine 'no coincidence'     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, says the attacks on government buildings in eastern Ukraine were orchestrated and funded from outside the country.

  • Greece: 'Big question marks' remain     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, says the Greek 5-year bonds auction on Thursday should have "pretty solid" demand but highlights that longer-term, there are still some "big question marks" over Greece.

  • Time to get back in emerging markets?     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO of Pimco, explains why she likes emerging markets at the moment, and warns that there is a "little bit" of complacency in the market.

  • Ukraine: Russia and NATO's war of words escalates Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    A match appeared to have been struck to the conflict in Ukraine this week, as violence erupted between pro-Russian supporters and the Ukrainian army.

  • George O'Connor, senior analyst at Panmure Gordon, says the latest technology stock sell-off cannot be likened to the dotcom bubble of the 2000s.

  • Europe shares close lower for second day     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Tuesday for a second day after a selloff Monday saw bourses snap a nine-day winning streak, with investors seemingly fearful about the upcoming earnings season.

  • Tech selloff making room for Alibaba IPO?     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, chief investment officer for Europe at Barclays, discusses why the technology stock sell-off took place, and suggests that investors might be saving money for the Alibaba IPO.

  • Sterling will push higher: Pro     Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ian Stannard, head of European FX strategy at Morgan Stanley, says a more balanced economic recovery in the U.K. will push sterling higher.

  • 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.

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