European Closing Bell


  • Was Turkey's election fair and transparent?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Thomas Rymer, spokesman at the OSCE, says that although the Turkish presidential elections were "competitive", the media coverage was "heavily slanted" towards Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

  • What will an Erdogan presidency look like?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Investors are hoping that Turkey's "phenomenal growth" will continue under Recip Tayyip Erdogan's presidency but political instability and geopolitics remain a concern, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.

  • Ukraine: Will the crisis escalate further?  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and says that the risk of a Russian invasion is very low.

  • Avoid high yield corporate bonds: Pro  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, says the relief rally in the market has come to an end and discusses volatility in high-yield corporate bonds.

  • How to invest in restaurants  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Benoit Broch, investment director at ISIS Equity Partners, discusses the business of entertainment and how best to invest in restaurants.

  • Turkey's Erdogan close to 'unrivalled power'?  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, director of country risk at Maplecroft, says that as Turkish president, Recep Erdogan would appoint members of the Constitutional Court - the "last buffer to his unrivalled power".

  • European market closes down on the week  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower for the seventh time in eight sessions on Friday. Geopolitical tensions continued to rattle investors' nerves.

  • Sierra Leone holds anti-Ebola 'stay at home day'  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Eric Hazard, acting director of Save the Children in West and Central Africa, outlines the latest steps countries are taking to tackle the Ebola epidemic.

  • Are the markets ruled by geopolitics?  Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, global head of financial research at PIMCO, says there is a disconnect between valuations and fundamentals at the moment as geopolitical events dominate the news flow.

  • Russia retaliates with sanctions: Winners and losers Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    After imports of food from the U.S., EU, Australia, Canada and Norway were banned, Russian supermarkets are going to have to find substitutes fast.

  • Rentify: Disrupting UK rental market  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    George Spencer, CEO of Rentify, is an online lettings service, also providing landlords with the tools to manage their properties themselves, but a at "much more competitive" price than traditional lettings agent.

  • Is the oil price on the rise?  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says that although the oil market looks dormant, a number of "big things" happening behind the scene could drive the price higher.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Thursday, after fluctuating for much of the day, as investors reacted to rate decisions by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

  • TLTROs 'key' to stop banks deleveraging: Pro  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Gildas Surry, banks analyst at BNP Paribas, discusses Commerzbank and the overall European banking sector.

  • Russian business can work with sanctions: RenCap CEO Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Russian businesses facing the impact of a new, harsher round of sanctions can adapt to cope, according to the chief executive of Renaissance Capital.

  • Regulation adds risk for UK banks: Moody's  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Moody's Investors Service has put a negative outlook on the U.K. banking sector. Johannes Wassenberg, managing director at Moody's, explains that the changing regulatory framework will add pressure on U.K. lenders.

  • European market closes lower  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors reacting to disappointing data and concerns that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate further.

  • Should markets fear 'Putin effect'?  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, and Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, discuss whether both the euro zone and emerging markets could be hit by a "Putin effect".

  • Why Ebola epidemic is out of control  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jimmy Whitworth, head of population health at the Wellcome Trust, discusses why the latest Ebola outbreak is so serious. He says more tests of experimental drugs and vaccines need to be done.

  • StanChart: Some headwinds to dissipate  Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ian Gordon, equity research analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Standard Chartered's results, and says the group's losses should be lower in the second half.

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  • Join Louisa Bojesen for a fast-paced, dynamic wrap up to the trading day. European Closing Bell gives an in-depth analysis of the day's market action and includes expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Reporting live from London on the day's financial and business events, Closing Bell also includes live contribution and analysis from across Europe. Get involved in the program and e-mail your questions and comments to the show: Europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.

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