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  • Europe: 'The problems are back'   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe: 'The problems are back'

    The European Central Bank's first meeting is a hot topic at Davos this year. Axel Weber, chairman of UBS says that the real issue in Europe is reforms.

  • Davos: Who needs a 'wake up call'?   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Davos: Who needs a 'wake up call'?

    Discussing the current state of Europe at Davos 2015, Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of Merck says the lack of coordination and cohesion in European businesses is the current problem.Meanwhile political leaders need a wake-up call.

  • Davos 2015: The future of IHG   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Davos 2015: The future of IHG

    At the World Economic Forum, Richard Solomons, CEO of IHG, says trusting a brand is really important within organisations and talks about his company's plans.

  • Oxfam: 'Poverty is still here with us'   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    Oxfam: 'Poverty is still here with us'

    Oxfam has forecast that the richest 1 percent will own half of the global wealth by 2016. Executive director Winnie Byanyima explains that poverty is still dangerous for democracy and continues to hurt the poorest.

  • Davos 2015: The biggest themes   Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Davos 2015: The biggest themes

    At 2015's World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC's Hadley Gamble says that one of the biggest topics this year will be "global instability."

  • Uber's 'amateur' taxi drivers   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Uber's 'amateur' taxi drivers

    With Uber eyeing a huge European expansion, Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, says he's convinced that the firm's operations in London are "not legal" and that Uber "employs a lot of amateurs, who want to be taxi drivers."

  • The role of a CEO is changing   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    The role of a CEO is changing

    Ahead of the World Economic Forum, CNBC asks how has the role of the CEO is changing. Andrew White, associate dean for executive education at Saïd Business School, discusses his findings.

  • Europe closes largely higher; ECB meeting eyed   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes largely higher; ECB meeting eyed

    European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank (ECB) meeting. Meanwhile in Italy, the shares of several banks soared on rumored changes to how shareholders vote.

  • The ripple effects of a 'Grexit'   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    The ripple effects of a 'Grexit'

    How would a "Grexit" impact other countries? Hans-Werner Sinn, president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in Germany, explains why it wouldn't be such "a major disturbance."

  • The ECB shouldn't have the power to do QE   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    The ECB shouldn't have the power to do QE

    "Let the parliaments decide" not the ECB says Hans-Werner Sinn, president at Ifo Institute for Economic Research, who discusses the repercussions that could take place if the European Central Bank introduces quantitative easing.

  • Pay more attention to cybersecurity   Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Pay more attention to cybersecurity

    Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab weighs in on the rising importance of cybersecurity.

  • Europe shares close mostly up; Swiss stocks tumble   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe shares close mostly up; Swiss stocks tumble

    European equities closed mostly higher on Friday, but Swiss stocks weighed on wider benchmarks.

  • Greek banks: A 'psychological' affair   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:25 AM ET
    Greek banks: A 'psychological' affair

    With Greek lenders asking for emergency cash, Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JPMorgan says that the outflows are "significantly lower" than during the Greek Crisis.

  • SNB's tsunami: Tough on FX industry   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    SNB's tsunami: Tough on FX industry

    The FX industry was "tested" yesterday after the tsunami decision from the Swiss National Bank. Philippe Ghanem, executive MD and founder at ADS Securities says that he expects to see more "difficult announcements" from FX brokers, including insolvencies and big losses.

  • SNB: The impact on Swiss banks   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    SNB: The impact on Swiss banks

    With Thursday's decision from the Swiss National bank, Kian Abouhossein, banking analyst at JPMorgan, discusses which banks are currently the most vulnerable to the huge moves in the Swiss franc.

  • SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    SNB: A brief 'tumultuous' move

    Discussing the recent SNB decision, Brent Jaciow, chief investment officer at Pilotage Private Wealth says he was initially "shocked," however this could be a "signal" that "QE is coming."

  • Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends sharply higher; Swiss stocks slide

    European equities rallied after a volatile session of trade on Thursday to close sharply higher, following action from the Swiss National Bank.

  • When is oil good for equity markets?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    When is oil good for equity markets?

    Why hasn't the low oil price given more a boost to equity markets? James McCormack, head of sovereigns at Fitch Ratings says that oil prices only support growth in "normal economic times" especially in Europe.

  • SNB decision was a 'curious move'   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    SNB decision was a 'curious move'

    The Swiss National Bank's latest decision comes at a "curious" time, just as the European Central Bank has its first meeting of the year where it's expected to announce a bond-buying scheme. Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank discusses the Swiss Franc currency.

  • Is the SNB still trustworthy?   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is the SNB still trustworthy?

    The job of a central bank is to "lead you into battle" and then "change their plans," says Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale.

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  • 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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    Bojesen anchors "European Closing Bell." In addition, she reports for CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia, NBC, and MSNBC.