European Closing Bell


  • Spain is 'key market' for Orange: CEO  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, discusses the group¿s offer for Spain's Jazztel and says that the merger between the two would "create a champion in the industry".

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday with investors looking ahead to a key Federal Reserve policy meeting this week as well as a referendum on Scottish independence.

  • Petropavlovsk facing 'major debt repayment': Exec  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Peter Hambro, executive chairman at Petropavlovsk, explains that the group is to issue a new bond to fund a "major debt repayment" after the group was hit by the falling gold price.

  • France is 'a lucky peripheral': Pro  Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, comments on the French prime minister's speech ahead of a confidence vote in Parliament.

  • 'I'm involved in every aspect': Burberry's CEO  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    The amount of work that goes into putting on a fashion show is "phenomenal" says Christopher Bailey, designer and CEO of Burberry, who also discusses how he juggles between being the group's CEO and designer.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, with trade range-bound due to concerns over the upcoming U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and Scottish independence vote.

  • Heineken is 'a jewel in the beer space': Pro  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Rob Cox, global editor at Reuters BreakingViews, outlines the reason why SABMiller, itself a target of bid talk, is interested in competitor Heineken.

  • Will Scotland be a repeat of Czechoslovakia?  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Sandy Chen, banks analyst at Cenkos Securities, discusses the upcoming Scottish referendum and the implications of a Yes vote.

  • OECD cuts global growth forecasts  Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jean-Luc Schneider, deputy head of the policy studies branch at the OECD Economics Department, explains why the body has reduced its growth forecasts and why the ECB should do more.

  • France: Braced for a ‘tough autumn’ Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    French President François Hollande

    With all the sound and fury coming from the debate over the future of Scotland, the tough choices facing France appear to have slipped off the radar.

  • European market closes flat to lower  Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, as investors monitored developments in Russia and Scotland, and looked ahead to an important U.S. Federal Reserve meeting next week.

  • Reforms boost monetary policy: Draghi  Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The euro zone still needs structural reforms to enhance the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies, say ECB President Mario Draghi and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup.

  • A technical look at the sterling  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the recent performance of sterling and says the recovery - following the sharp sell-off - seems to be taking hold.

  • UK housing: Volatility is smoothing out  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, says the U.K. real estate market is stabilizing and discusses the possible impact of Scottish independence.

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

    European shares closed lower on Thursday on concerns regarding U.S. monetary policy and an independence vote in Scotland.

  • Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges  Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    A South African Judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of murder on Thursday but the Paralympian is "not out of the woods yet", NBC's Duncan Golestani reports.

  • OPEC slashes global oil demand forecast  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, discusses OPEC's latest demand and supply revisionsl.

  • Cocoa price has peaked despite Ebola: Pro  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, says that the cocoa price has peaked and should continue to fall, despite the proximity of Ebola outbreaks to cocoa farms in West Africa.

  • European market closes flat  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mostly flat on Wednesday, having fluctuated during the session on concerns over when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start to raise key interest rates and the upcoming independence vote in Scotland.

  • 'Big victory' for UK with new Europe lineup  Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nina Schick, policy analyst at Open Europe, comments on the new European Commission lineup and says that "it's the best outlook one could expect".

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