European Closing Bell


  • Is Liberty Global looking to acquire ITV?  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.

  • Who will the sanctions hurt the most?  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.

  • Russian sanctions 'blow' for sentiment: Pro  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.

  • BRICS nations want an alternative: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    As their global investment footprint grows, the BRICS nations want an alternative to the Washington institutions, says Brian Coulton, emerging markets strategist at Legal & General Investment Management..

  • Europe closes up on China; Espirito Santo sours  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.

  • Long term indicators point to lower euro: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    All the longer-term technical indicators point towards a lower euro-to-dollar exchange rate, says Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets.

  • Are Italian banks lending?  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Italian banks are lending "what they can", considering their distressed assets, says Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy.

  • Yellen's comments are inappropriate: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Targeting specific areas of the stock market is inappropriate, and we've been here before with Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" comment in 1996, says Marc Ostwald, FX, rates and emerging markets strategist at ADM Investor Services International.

  • New fund with a Hollywood budget  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Glentham Film is a $100-million film fund that aims to take advantage of tax efficiencies at different film locations, says Nicola Horlick, chairman of Glentham Capital, which manages the fund.

  • Europe shares close higher  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, with earnings news from the U.S. and merger and acquisition activity helping bourses post healthy gains.

  • Kelly Ortberg, CEO of Rockwell Collins, argued that criticism of the F-35 jet is unfair, given the amount of new technology and invention that has gone into making the"fifth generation" fighter.

  • Lindt to buy Russell Stover for 'more than $1B': CEO  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Lindt and Sprungli CEO Ernst Tanner told CNBC the deal was an "unique opportunity" and was worth in excess of $1 billion.

  • M&A shows renewed focus on growth: Pro  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Recent mergers and acquisition activity shows increasing corporate confidence and a renewed focus on future growth, says Richard Hunter, head of U.K. equities at Hargreaves Lansdown.

  • Shire deal makes strategic sense: Pro  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Shire remains a sound and attractive purchase for AbbVie at this valuation, as it is a partially tax-motivated purchase, says Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital. He added that Abbvie could potentially migrate its tax burden to the U.K. as a result of the deal.

  • Argentina wants it as much as Germany: Pro  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    The World Cup final will be different to Brazil's recent thrashing, says Ramon Vega, CEO and founder of Vega Swiss Asset Management, who argues Argentina really wants to win.

  • Market overreacted to Indian budget: Pro  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    The market's negative reaction to India's budget is the result of both unjustified expectations and external factors, says Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street. .

  • Europe markets close flat; Portugal shares rise  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day flat on Friday, as traders shrugged off some concerns about the condition of Portugal's banking sector, which had dragged global markets lower on Thursday.

  • Espirito Santo highlights latent banking fears: Pro  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The market's reaction to Espirito Santo is important as it puts into "sharp relief" latent fears about Europe's banking sector, says Nicholas Spiro, managing director of Spiro Sovereign Strategy.

  • Europe shares close down, Portugal banks weigh  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks ended the day lower on Thursday, with peripheral stocks leading the declines, as Portugal's PSI 20 Index fell over 4 percent.

  • No signs of credit market sell-off: Pro  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Eric Green, senior portfolio manager at Penn Capital Management, said he didn't see any significant indications of a credit markets sell-off, given the "incredible" amounts of credit repair and how sovereign credit bonds had performed recently.

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