European Closing Bell


  • UK has 'a lot of hidden unemployment': Pro     Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the U.K. economy and how there is still slack in the labor market.

  • Pono player prepares for launch: CEO     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    The Pono Player aims to give music lovers a high-quality affordable portable experience, and was the third-largest kickstarted campaign, John Hamm, Pono CEO tells CNBC.

  • Draghi has been 'very explicit': Ex-ECB member     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    José Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, former member of the ECB executive board, says the ECB is considering all action, and discusses the rally in the euro.

  • European market closes mixed     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European closed mixed on Monday, with traders shunning riskier assets amid concerns over stock valuations, policy action from the European Central Bank and upcoming elections in the region.

  • Should you be neutral on equities?     Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says he's neutral on equities because of low capital expenditure levels in the U.S. and the U.K., and because loan growth in Europe is being held back by capital ratio requirements.

  • Astounding majority good for India: Pro     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street Research, says the best part of the India elections is "the astounding majority", which will help ease the reform progress.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Friday, having wavered throughout the day, with concerns remaining about slow growth, low inflation and hefty valuations.

  • 'No risk' ahead for Portugal: Pro     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, comments on Portugal and says that while challenges remain, overall the picture is positive.

  • Volatility can 'hardly go lower'?     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Virginie Maisonneuve, deputy CIO at PIMCO, and Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, discuss volatility in the stock markets, especially in emerging markets.

  • $1.5 bllion of art sold in 24 hours     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Philip Hoffman, CEO of the Fine Art Fund, comments on the past week's major art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's.

  • I'm anti AstraZeneca takeover: Sweden Fin Min     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anders Borg, Swedish finance minister, says he is against the possible Pfizer-AstraZeneca takeover, and that Pfizer's CEO testimony to U.K. politicians did not reduce any uncertainty.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday, as GDP data disappointed and investors mulled the prospect of the European Central Bank announcing monetary stimulus in the next few weeks.

  • ECB: 'Too little, too late'     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank, says European GDP data proves the region is "not in a true recovery" and that the ECB has now made itself "redundant."

  • The crisis is not over: Jean-Claude Juncker     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The European crisis is not over, as unemployment remains so high, says Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission presidential candidate, who also discusses the rise of populism across the region.

  • Patisserie Valerie to list as... CAKE     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Luke Johnson, director at Risk Capital Partners, discusses the upcoming AIM IPO of Patisserie Valerie and explains why that the company has been able to expand through the recession.

  • Lonmin: Has breaking point been reached?     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Tom Wilson, director of intelligence and analysis at Africapractice, discusses the on-going weeks-long strike in Lonmin's South African platinum mines and what it means for the metal.

  • Europen market closes mixed     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors digested the possibility of easing by the European Central Bank.

  • Why investors are leaving Europe's periphery     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy, says investors are looking to get back into core European markets rather than stay in periphery, as the French and German markets are "much more cyclical."

  • Turkish mine explosion: Death toll rises     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    The death toll following an explosion at a Turkish mine keeps on rising, says Emre Peker, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, adding that demonstrations have started in response to some of the Prime Minister's comments.

  • Making luxury food with discarded products     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jenny Dawson, founder of Rubies in the Rubble, and winner of the Veuve Cliquot new generation award, explains that her company is a luxury food brand that aims to raise awareness about global food imbalances.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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