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European Closing Bell


  • Europe closes down 2% after oil hits $65   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes down 2% after oil hits $65

    European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday as a slide in the oil price and Chinese and U.S. equities weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Ukraine's Poroshenko talks ceasefire   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Ukraine's Poroshenko talks ceasefire

    Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, was asked by CNBC if the withdrawal of foreign troops was still a key condition of a ceasefire.

  • No more shenanigans from Tesco?   Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    No more shenanigans from Tesco?

    Tesco has issued another profit warning, but CEO Dave Lewis says he is "quietly optimistic". Bruno Monteyne, an analyst at Bernstein, discusses.

  • Rackspace: The comeback kid?   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Rackspace: The comeback kid?

    The "cloud" is here to stay and tech group Rackspace is focusing on service leadership and hybrid solutions, says Taylor Rhodes, CEO.

  • Medium-sized businesses are a 'success story'   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Medium-sized businesses are a 'success story'

    A new Deloitte report states that the top 1000 medium-sized business contribute more than 9 percent to U.K.'s economy. Chris Gentle, head of Insight at Deloitte UK discusses the report, saying two thirds of these companies are outside of London and the South East.

  • Longest natural gas pipeline?   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Longest natural gas pipeline?

    Israel and Cyprus' natural gas pipeline proposal has been "gaining momentum" due to Southstream pipeline being scrapped says CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • Europe closes lower, led by construction stocks   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes lower, led by construction stocks

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with construction stocks continuing to weigh heavily after Wall Street opened down.

  • BIS report shows dangers of strong dollar   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    BIS report shows dangers of strong dollar

    The BIS' quarterly report suggests that a strong dollar rise could be dangerous to emerging markets. Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management weighs in on the topic.

  • Investors getting ahead of themselves?   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Investors getting ahead of themselves?

    Charlie Awdry, a fund manager at Henderson Global Investors, discusses Chinese stocks and investors¿ expectations of further rate cuts by the People¿s Bank of China.

  • Europe rallies after US jobs data, DAX closes up 2%

    European shares closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. monthly jobs report showed the economy adding 321,000 jobs in November, exceeding expectations.

  • Can Europe match the Fed's QE success?   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Can Europe match the Fed's QE success?

    A weaker currency and liquidity from the ECB could help European growth catch up with the U.S., says Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS.

  • Greece's privatizations back on track?   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Greece's privatizations back on track?

    Greece's privatization drive has been a bright spark for its economy. Paschalis Bouchoris, chief executive officer of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, discusses.

  • Strong growth in US cemented by jobs   Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Strong growth in US cemented by jobs

    The U.S.'s latest non-farm payrolls report cements the fact that the economy has very "strong trend growth", which is likely to have continued in December, says Nomura's Jens Nordvig.

  • Israeli shekel weakening   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Israeli shekel weakening

    The collapse of Israel's government is keeping investors on edge, but the drop in the shekel could be a positive for exporters says CNBC's Hadley Gamble.

  • Europe ends over 1% lower after Draghi disappoints   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends over 1% lower after Draghi disappoints

    European closed lower on Thursday after the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, said the bank would assess monetary policy "next year".

  • Watch euro-yen after Draghi disappoints   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Watch euro-yen after Draghi disappoints

    Yra Harris of Praxis Trading says he¿ll be eyeing the euro-yen trade following the ECB's latest policy announcement.

  • Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Putin won't take blame for Russia's woes

    Putin blames everyone else for Russia's problems, including speculators and the West in general, says Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank.

  • Draghi disappoints markets again   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Draghi disappoints markets again

    After the ECB meeting, Bill O'Neill from UBS Wealth Management gives his take on why the ECB is hesitating over QE.

  • Russian inflation: Now prostitutes raise rates Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Military vehicles drive past St. Basil’s Cathedral during a rehearsal for the anniversary of a historical World War II parade in Moscow’s Red Square, Nov. 1, 2014.

    Spiralling inflation and the declining value of the ruble have already hit Russia's economy – and now prostitutes in one town are hiking their rates.

  • Putin: West guilty of 'pure cynicism' over Ukraine Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin

    The Russian President accused the Western powers of "pure cynicism" in Ukraine in a key speech to his country, as its economy worsens.

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