European Closing Bell


  • BskyB to acquire Sky Deutschland?     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS Global Insights, says BskyB's acquisition of Fox's German and Italian pay-TV assets would be about exploiting scale.

  • Sterling is 'definitely vulnerable': Pro     Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Baring Asset Management, says the UK pound is "definitely vulnerable" as the outcome of the 2015 general elections may not be as business-friendly as investors may expect.

  • Eurovision: Who's the best bet?     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Rory Scott, expert from bettting company Paddy Power, discusses the 2014 Eurovision contest and outlines the strong favorites.

  • John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that while the ANC has kept its strong majority in South Africa, the opposition seems to have made some inroads with the black vote.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.

  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.

  • Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.

  • Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.

  • Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard, discusses the U.K. housing market and says it is "extremely interest rates sensitive," far more than previously.

  • Why European equities will do well this year     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, expects European equities to do well towards the end of the year as "significant" pressure on the ECB could spur it to act.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.

  • Matthias Zieschang, CFO at Fraport, says the group is confident it will meet its guidance for the year and discusses how the Ukraine crisis could impact the group.

  • ECB to cut rates in June: Pro     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says it's "quite clear" that the euro zone needs a lower euro, adding that the ECB is unlikely to come out with quantitative easing in June, but could cut rates.

  • Italy's corporate governance 'best in class'?     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.

  • EU's Greek data is 'dishonest': Ifo's Sinn     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.

  • European market closes mixed     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.

  • Russian valuations 'very cheap': Pro     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.

  • Why wheat price will continue to rise     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Carsten Fritsch, commodity analyst at Commerzbank, says the price for wheat is likely to continue to rise on concerns about U.S. crops and the continued conflict in Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, as continued violence in Ukraine and mixed earnings results made investors uneasy.

  • Trade deals are no substitute for WTO: Azevedo     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Regional trade agreements do not weaken the role of the WTO says Roberto Azevedo, the organization's director-general, as they exclude many countries such as emerging markets and poorer economies.

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