European Closing Bell


  • Not sensible to ignore wishes of Germany     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Juergen Stark, former member of the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, says some council members are "reluctant" to purchase government bonds, and their opinions must be "taken into account".

  • Draghi: Govt bond purchases are possible     Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, discusses possible future stimulus measures, saying that sovereign bond purchases are possible if needed.

  • An asset management company with a twist     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Michael Green, international CEO at investment firm American Century, talks about how his company puts a chunk of its profits back into supporting medical research in genetically-based diseases.

  • TPP Agreement is "within reach"     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Roberto Azevêdo, director-general at WTO, talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and how he hopes the "challenges" between countries will be "overcome".

  • European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors reacted to better-than-expected euro zone growth data and lower oil and metal prices.

  • Germany is 'wasting' an opportunity: Bofinger     Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Bofinger, member of the German Council of Economic Experts and one of the German Chancellor's "wise men" says that Germany's is not doing its original job of being the economic "powerhouse of the euro area".

  • Should you worry about the Petrobras scandal?     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A prolonged decline in oil prices should not hurt investment in Brazil's energy sector, and neither should the Petrobras scandal, says Roberto Jaguaribe, the Brazilian ambassador to the UK.

  • Preserve the 'sanctity' of FIFA     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    "All corners of our planet" should be able to host the World Cup, but the decisions made today have failed to protect FIFA's "sanctity" says Jerome Champagne, a presidential candidate for the organization.

  • What Germans CEOs think of the economy     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC talks to four German CEOs about their thoughts on the current state of Germany's economy, prior to release of the third quarter's GDP data.

  • Why low Europe growth is good for Sodexo     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Europe will have very low GDP growth for years to come, which could be a "great opportunity", says Sodexo CEO Michel Landel.

  • Ukraine crisis: A repeat of the summer?     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The conflict between Ukraine and Russia in July and August 2014 could be "ratcheting up again", says Andrew Foxall, director of the the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society.

  • Europe ends up; energy stocks pressured     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, even as a further fall in oil prices led to heavy selling in the energy sector.

  • Corporate bond buying: A 'good opportunity'?     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Louis Gargour, chief investment officer at LNG Capital, discusses whether the time is right to buy corporate bonds.

  • Europe shares close lower; banks suffer     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors shunning banking stocks after regulators announced penalties for the alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

  • Putin needs to appear 'strong'     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louis Gargour, chief investment officer of LNG Capital, says Russian President Vladimir Putin's move to start sending tanks towards Ukraine again is "directly related" to his popularity ratings and his need to appear "strong".

  • What's the point of chasing a comet?     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jon Kemp, vice-president of the Science Business Unit of e2V, talks about the European Space Agency's success in landing on a comet, and how the comet provides "real clues", "fossil record" and "material" about the universe.

  • UK regulator gives banks 'strong' message     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Martin Wheatley, CEO of the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority, says the regulator wants to send a "strong and early message" to banks about unacceptable behavior.

  • Jan Erik Back, CFO of SEB, talks about his company's relationship with banking regulators, which he describes as "love-hate".

  • Snap Election in Japan is possible: Pro     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Dr. Seijiro Takeshita, director at Mizuho International talks about the rumours of a 'snap election' in Japan, saying it is a 'probability' in order to delay another sales tax hike.

  • Europe ends in the green; Vodafone up 5.3%     Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks ended the day in the green on Tuesday, after fluctuating throughout the day.

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