European Closing Bell


  • Can China maintain its soft-landing?     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    David Daokui Li, director of the Centre for China in the World Economy, explains that China needs a minimum growth rate of 7.5 percent to maintain its soft-landing.

  • What Africa needs to do for sustainable growth     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Bronmyn Nielsen recaps the Davos seminar on Africa and how the panel debated the future for the continent's current billion people and how to prepare for the next billion.

  • New Zealand spent a lot on reforms: Deputy PM     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Bill English, New Zealand's deputy prime minister and finance minister, says the country is doing well because of tax and public sector reforms.

  • Oil has had 'a remarkable 3 years': BP CEO     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Bob Dudley, CEO at BP, says the oil market has had "a remarkable three years" and explains that demand for oil will continue as long as prosperity around the world grows.

  • Europe has 'come a long way': ESM     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Klaus Regling, managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, says the strategy implemented by the European Union is "showing positive results."

  • Fashion: Ralph and Russo in Paris     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    Michael Russo, CEO of Ralph and Russo, explains that craftsmanship and quality is at the core of the house's couture as it becomes the first British fashion house to feature in the Paris Fashion Week since 1915.

  • IHG is 'optimistic' on China: CEO     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Richard Solomons, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHS), discusses his strategy, after the company sold most of the buildings it owned.

  • Unemployment remains 'sticky': EY CEO     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mark Weinberger, chairman and CEO at EY, says the key issues to be discussed at Davos will be how to increase productivity and get people back to work.

  • Advanced economies to improve in 2014: IMF     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, explains that better economic conditions in advanced economies are the main reason behind the IMF's global growth upgrade.

  • Africa 'pumping money' into education: Dangote     Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Aliko Dangote, president and CEO at Dangote Group and co-chair of the WEF Annual Meeting 2014, discusses Africa and explains that despite the risks, Africa remains attractive.

  • Future of tech: Who will benefit?     Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Nick James, director of equity research at Numis, discusses the trends in technology and explains why he expects CSR and Laird to benefit the most.

  • Will Turkey ever become a EU member?     Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jonathan Friedman, political risk analyst at Control Risks, says the European Union's concerns over Turkey are "real and long-standing", as Turkey's prime minister travels to Brussels.

  • Joseph Mathunjwa, president of South Africa's AMCU, says the miners' strike will hit platinum producers and possibly gold producers, as workers demand better wages.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday after data showed that growth in China continued to slow, while a surprise profit warning from Deutsche Bank worried investors on the continent.

  • France: Doing better than you think?     Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says that France does not lag Germany as much as PMI surveys imply, and discusses France's proposed labor reforms.

  • Getting ready for Davos... CNBC style!     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    In preparation for Davos, Steve Sedgwick asks CNBC's resident Switzerland expert - Caroline Roth - about the proper etiquette when eating fondue, among other things!

  • UK retail banking lacks competition: Expert     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Mark Littlewood, director general at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says that while the U.K. Labour Party leader is correct in highlighting the lack of competition in the retail banking sector, his solution would be "disastrous."

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday, boosted by the FTSE 100 after better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.K., with miners the biggest contributors to the day's rally.

  • Is the US more worrying than Europe?     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Schiff, CEO at Euro Pacific Capital, explains that he is more worried about the U.S. than Europe, adding that he expects the Fed to increase its stimulus again.

  • NSA spying: Obama's speech no market event     Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Liam Halligan, economics commentator at the Telegraph Media Group, comments on the NSA spying allegations ahead of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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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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