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European Closing Bell


  • Russia's ruble not out of danger yet   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Russia's ruble not out of danger yet

    The Russian ruble is seeing a slight rebound after Tuesday's rate hike. Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING, discusses whether this puts investors at ease.

  • Greece needs debt that's feasible: Politician   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Greece needs debt that's feasible: Politician

    Ahead of Greece's presidential vote, Euclid Tsakalotos, an MP with the SYRIZA party, says that Greece needs a new debt agreement that is more "feasible".

  • Need 'stabilisation' in oil   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Need 'stabilisation' in oil

    In terms of the drop in oil prices, David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says their company is looking for "signs of stabilisation".

  • Swedish banks happy with 0% rate   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Swedish banks happy with 0% rate

    With the Swedish Central Bank leaving its rates at 0%, Stefan Ingves, governor of Riksbank said that until the latter part of 2016, rates can be kept at 0%.

  • UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    UK stress tests: How about cutting costs?

    Discussing the Bank of England's stress test results, Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital, says that banks like Lloyds and RBS should be cutting costs to make a good return on capital for shareholders.

  • Russia's got a 'real problem'   Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Russia's got a 'real problem'

    The Russian Central Bank raising its key interest rate will only make the economy worse and Russia will go "bust" says Howard Shore, founder & executive chairman at Shore Capital.

  • Europe tumbles, DAX closes 2% lower after Sydney siege

    European shares closed sharply lower on Monday with earlier gains seen in the price of oil reversed after heavy gunfire was heard outside a Sydney cafe where hostages were being held.

  • London airspace closed on power outage   Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    London airspace closed on power outage

    The U.K's air traffic control announces it has restricted flights in and around London due to a computer failure, CNBC's Louisa Bojesen reports.

  • Donetsk, Ukraine

    Ukraine is still on the radar of international investors, according to a minister, and has only a "minimal" risk of defaulting.

  • Google closes Russia office after Internet crackdown Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:28 AM ET
    Hand touching screen with Google's website displayed

    Google is planning to close its Russian engineering operations, amid growing disquiet at technology companies about new Russian internet laws.

  • Swiss National Bank sticks to its guns   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Swiss banks stick to their guns

    The Swiss central bank kept its rates steady today. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of Swiss National Bank talked to CNBC, explaining its reasons.

  • Peer-to-peer lending on the rise: CEO   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Peer-to-peer lending on the rise: CEO

    Funding Circle is one of the U.K.'s biggest peer-to-peer lending fund platforms. Samir Desai, CEO of Funding Circle, discusses how it benefits investors and consumers.

  • How oil has hit Norway's economic growth   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    How oil has hit Norway's economic growth

    With Norway's central bank cutting its key policy rate by 25 basis points, Øystein Olsen, governor of the central bank of Norway discusses why now and how oil has impacted Norway's economy.

  • Are investors 'tired of Europe'?   Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Are investors 'tired of Europe'?

    After Greece's snap election announcement, Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, discusses the economic risks associated with Greece and Europe; and how that could change in 2015.

  • Russia PM talks sanctions, economy   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Russia PM talks sanctions, economy

    Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev discusses the possibility of a budget review in 2015, and how western sanctions are impacting the economy.

  • Europe closes lower, oil falls further after OPEC report

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, continuing its declining trend as Greek political fears and slumping oil prices weigh.

  • Oil price drop: Not that bad?   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Oil price drop: Not that bad?

    The swift drop in oil will be beneficial for consumers, says Arnaud Gandon, chief investment officer at Heptagon Capital. He says it is usual for this commodity to see "extreme" volatility at times.

  • 'Hard to call' when oil prices hit bottom   Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    'Hard to call' when oil prices hit bottom

    With prices plummeting, Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses how low oil could go in the run up to 2015.

  • Ukraine: IMF finds $15B black hole in finances Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    A further $15 billion may be needed to bailout struggling Ukraine, which seems ever closer to economic disaster.

  • Greece nearing fresh elections?   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Greece nearing fresh elections?

    Greek economist Elena Panaritis discusses how Greece's citizens feel about the prospect of snap elections.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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