European Closing Bell


  • UK recovery 'still fragile': BT chair     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    The U.K. recovery remains fragile says BT chairman, Michael Rake, adding that weak investments and political instability continue to weigh.

  • BT creating much-needed competition: Chair     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    BT chairman, Sir Michael Rake, tells CNBC that the group has improved its financial position and credibility by providing competition in the TV space.

  • Cyprus central bank governor resigns     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports on the resignation of the Cypriot central bank governor, citing long-existing tensions between the governor and the government due to the handling of the island's bailout.

  • Crimean referendum 'illegal': UK's Cameron     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    U.K. prime minister, David Cameron, says should it go forward, the Crimean referendum would be viewed as illegal and that there would be consequences for Russia if it continued to intervene.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed lower lower on Monday, with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China over the weekend.

  • Metals: Lots of inventory in China     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    David Wilson, director of metals research and strategy at Citi, discusses metals after the weak Chinese export data and warns that there's "still a lot of contraction to come" for silver.

  • Bail-ins: the mechanism of the future?     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Michael Spindelegger, Austrian finance minister, says that the bail-in mechanism is to be one of the main principles in the future for European banks, and discusses the Austrian banking sector.

  • Missing plane: There's a lot we don't know     Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    David Zara, vice president at Tradewind Aviation, discusses the on-going search for the missing Malaysian flight and says the main issue is that data remains unknown.

  • How reputation became online currency     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Joshua Klein, author of Reputation Economics, discusses how emerging technology is changing commerce as online reputation and data allow companies to tailor their offer to individuals.

  • Ukraine's impact on oil and gas prices     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, discusses the impact the crisis in Ukraine could have on the price of oil and gas, as major pipelines linking Russia to Europe run through Ukraine.

  • Yuriy Lutsenko, leader of the Ukrainian Lidan Movement, casts doubts on the new Ukrainian government's ability to change the system and fight corruption.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    uropean stocks closed lower on Friday, despite better-than-expected U.S. jobs data, as Ukraine fears lingered during a week dominated by events in Crimea.

  • Apprenticeships important: Balfour Beatty     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nick Pollard, CEO of U.K. construction at Balfour Beatty, explains that the U.K. is "behind the pack" when it comes to apprenticeships..

  • Crimea vote: Positive reaction in Moscow     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    News of the Crimean referendum on joining Russian was well-received in Moscow, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.will respond to the latest developments.

  • European market closes flat     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed flat on Thursday, after both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank kept interest rates at record lows.

  • ECB analysis different from IMF's: Draghi     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    ECB president, Mario Draghi, responds to IMF calls for the ECB to provide more stimulus.

  • Take risks but be selective: Pro     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    James Clunie, manager at Jupiter Absolute Return, says investors have to take a bit of a risk and advises going for stocks that are "out of fashion, cheap and unloved" such as oil majors.

  • UNITE struggling to buy land in London: CEO     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mark Allan, CEO of UNITE, explains that student housing in the U.K. has been very resilient, and that while the group has struggled to buy land in London, the situation is better in other regions.

  • Crimea impacts markets: Ukraine Central Bank     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stepan Kubiv, governor of the Ukrainian Central Bank, says that the situation in Crimea influences risks and markets, adding that Ukraine is moving towards European integration.

  • Ukraine in 'desperate financial plight': PM     Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine prime minister, says that the country is in a "desperate financial plight" but that the government is trying to maintains stability and provide social standards.

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