European Closing Bell


  • Russia wants Kiev: Klitschko     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Russia is not only interested in Crimea but the whole of Ukraine, says Ukrainian presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko, but adds that the country is "ready to defend" itself.

  • Ukraine: What it reveals about Putin     Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies center at The Henry Jackson Society, says the Crimean referendum could be seen as "hugely significant" because of what it reveals about Putin's nature.

  • Ukraine: Why oil prices are 'steady'     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.

  • Kerry to Russia: 'There will be consequences'     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday after another volatile week dominated by events in Ukraine, with a referendum this weekend in Crimea.

  • The international reaction to the outcome of the Crimean referendum will be very important on Monday, says Pavlo Sheremata, Ukrainian economy minister.

  • Crimea referendum 'is a joke': Pro     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, describes the upcoming referendum in Crimea as "a joke" as, he says, the question only allows for voters to choose unification with Russia.

  • Brian Hayes, Ireland's deputy finance minister, comments on the country's "very successful" bond auction on Thursday and says investors shouldn't read too much into the negative GDP reading.

  • How auto makers are making a comeback     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Natalie Sauber, consulting analyst at Frost and Sullivan, says that some auto makers are making a comeback, such as Volkswagen, which has a "more aggressive approach" in 2014.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday, continuing a volatile week that has been dominated by concerns over China's growth as well as the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Is the euro going up for the wrong reasons?     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the market want the euro to move higher despite its "proper value" being much lower.

  • Ukraine PM 'abandoned his post'     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, discusses the West-versus-Russia confrontation ongoing in Ukraine's Crimea region.

  • EU shares end lower on China, Ukraine fears     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday amid lingering worries over China's economy and concerns ahead of the referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • Why you should be bullish on European banks     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of European equity strategy at BNP Paribas, expects "pretty significan" upside for European banks over the coming two to three years.

  • Soros trade is 'yesterday's news'     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Simon Ballard, the head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, disputes George Soros' assertion that now is the time to punt on peripheral Europe.

  • Londoners to hire electric cars?     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Vincent Bolloré, CEO of Bolloré Group, hopes to solve London's traffic and pollution problem with an electric car rental service.

  • Global stocks slide as Crimea referendum looms Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    A stock price index graph shows plunging stock prices on an electronic information screen at the headquarters of the Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange, Russia's benchmark stock index, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

    Concerns over Ukraine accentuated a flight to safe havens on Wednesday, with global stock markets hitting the brakes.

  • EU shares close mixed as Ukraine weighs     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Tuesday, as the crisis in Ukraine curbed enthusiasm for riskier assets.

  • Cyprus minister: 'Problems in the past'     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Cyprus's finance minister, Harris Georgiades, concedes there were "problems in the past" between the Cypriot government and the central bank governor, who has just resigned.

  • UniCredit at risk from Ukraine: Economist     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says UniCredit could be vulnerable the turmoil in Ukraine, given its exposure to eastern europe.

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