European Closing Bell


  • Wendel 'cautious' on China: Chairman     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Frederic Lemoine, chairman of Wendel, says the group is cautious about its Asian investments, and discusses the health of the French economy.

  • Ukraine and IMF announce up to $18 billion bailout Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:44 AM ET
    Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine.

    A new era for Ukraine has been ushered in with the announcement of an international bailout on Thursday morning.

  • Was King Digital's pricing wrong?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Tom Forte, managing director at Telsey Advisory Group, says the reaction to King Digital's IPO show that investors are skeptical and await the release of a new hit game from the Candy Crush developer.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher for a second day in a row on Wednesday amid hopes the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China could provide monetary stimulus to boost economic growth.

  • Hublot can be disruptive: Chairman     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, explains that other countries are compensating for losses in China and that the group is focusing on general-end luxury.

  • Retail flows getting back in equities: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Alan Brown, senior advisor at Schroders, says the market is seeing "several changes in buying trends" and that earnings should keep pace with interest rate hikes.

  • More sanctions if Russia acts further: Dutch PM     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.

  • Brazil has 'strong' macro fundamentals: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Carlos Caicedo, senior principal analyst for Latin America at IHS, says Brazil has strong macroeconomic fundamentals, after the country suffered a credit rating downgrade on Tuesday.

  • What risks does Scottish independence pose?     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, BlackRock Investment Institute chief investment strategist, says there would be a large number of financial and political issues associated with Scottish independence.

  • Europe shares close higher on German data     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday, after the release of new data on German business activity, hopes of Chinese stimulus measures and less focus on Crimean tensions.

  • Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says exporters will have a "good time" with the weakening of the yen.

  • Gold will hit $1200 again this year: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says gold will hit $1200 again in 2014, after falling off.

  • Euro/dollar could fall 'well below' 1.35     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says it is time to buy U.S. dollars, as the ECB attempts to talk the euro down, and an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve nears.

  • Russia’s next step: Capital controls? Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    As the scale of funds being pulled out of Russia becomes clearer, speculation has increased that the government may have to impose capital controls.

  • Russia set for $70 billion in outflows Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.

  • 'Worst moment' for French president?     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political sciences at the American University of Paris, comments on the outcome of the first round of the French local elections and what it means for the national agenda.

  • China: Huge shift in banking     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    David Stevenson, head of product and business development at Baring Asset Management, advises on how to invest in China as it shifts away from the "old manufacturing model."

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stock markets traded lower on Monday off the back of weak Chinese data and heightening tension in Ukraine.

  • UK 'Big Six' to face competition inquiry?     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Peter Atherton, head of the utility sector at Liberum, discusses what a competition inquiry into the U.K. utility market would mean for investments and consumers.

  • Nuclear concerns about Russian security     Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    William Tobey of Harvard University says that Russia is now showing signs of reluctance in its commitment to improving nuclear security.

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