European Closing Bell


  • France 'needs to start austerity': Scor CEO  Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Denis Kessler, CEO of Scor, says the French cabinet reshuffle is an "historical event" but that it comes "very late" and that France needs to start an austerity program.

  • Ebola 'contained' in Nigeria: Minister  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    Onyebuchi Chukwu, Nigerian health minister, says the Ebola outbreak has been contained in Nigeria and that the country is working with its neighbors to fight the disease.

  • Osper is financial tool for children: CEO  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Osper is a payment service that aims to teach and empower young people to manage their money responsibly explains Alick Varma, CEO of Osper.

  • 'Exciting time for classical music': Violinist  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Violinist Charlie Siem discusses the financial investment required to become a professional musician.

  • Novozymes CEO on Monsanto partnership  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO of Novozymes, explains that the group - in partnership with Monsanto - is undertaking a "massive program" to test microbes and help farmers increase yields.

  • Russia's rhetoric changes 'quite a lot': Expert  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Liza Ermolenko, emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, discusses the Russia-Ukraine talks and says that Putin's anti-Western stance has been very good for his domestic approval rating.

  • Cash-rich firms key to stock rally: Pro  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Cash-rich corporations bringing their "excessively high" cash flow to shareholders in the form of dividends, share buybacks or M&A activity are responsible for record-breaking equity markets, says Dan Scott, head of event- driven research at Credit Suisse.

  • Indie Scotland could keep pound: Pro  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There is nothing to stop an independent Scotland continuing to use the sterling, says David Simpson, economics professor at the University of Strathclyde.

  • Why invest in a startup?  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stephen Page, founder of Startup Funding Club, says revenue proivdes tangible proof of a startup's concept.

  • Yes vote may see Scottish insurers move HQ: Pro  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    A yes vote in the upcoming Scottish independence referendum could lead some insurers to move their headquarters to London, says Mark Nicholson, associate director at Standard & Poor's Rating Services.

  • Fed remains data dependent: Pro  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    The U.S. Federal Reserve remains data dependent and will not bow to hawks, says Mark Haefele, global chief investment officer at UBS, as Janet Yellen continues to make the argument that there is slack in the labor market.

  • Europe closes lower as Russia tensions weigh  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again. It comes after stocks fluctuated as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke about the labor market in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Both Ukraine and Russia are strengthening their negotiating positions ahead of talks in the Belarus capital Minsk next week, which aim to reduce some of the tensions between the countries, says Lilit Gevorgyan, CIS analyst at IHS Global Insight.

  • Something for everyone in Yellen's speech: Pro  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    There is something for everyone in Janet Yellen's Jackson Hole speech, which they can interpret in their own way, says Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Nomura.

  • Russian spending abroad slips as sanctions bite Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
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    Russian shoppers travelling to Europe are spending less, as geopolitical tensions and rouble weakness curb their shopping sprees.

  • Is the Fed's strategy damaging?  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Finn Kydland, professor of economics at the University of California and 2004 Nobel Prize Laureate, discusses monetary policy and says the Fed's recent behavior raises questions.

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day in the green on Thursday, despite some disappointing data from the euro zone, as investors focused on central bank monetary policy.

  • Still 'substantial risk' in euro zone: Pro  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, and Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discuss the euro zone and what is needed for stronger growth.

  • We need Russian influence: Ukrainian minister Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    The Ukrainian government needs “Russian influence” to deal with the problems within its borders, one of its most senior members said.

  • Ice cream vans go high tech  Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Andy Newland, managing director at Tony Fresko, explains how the use of new technology is helping move this ice cream truck company from a "paper-based business" to a "21st century" business.

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