European Closing Bell


  • Has Putin 'painted himself into a corner'?  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Roderic Lyne, former British ambassador to Russia, and Timothy Ash of Standard Bank, discuss Vladimir Putin's strategy in Ukraine.

  • Russia: 'Western approach is missing the point'  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Andrei Illarionov, former chief economic adviser to the Russian President, says Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to control Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were lower on Monday as sentiment remained subdued due to the ongoing tensions in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • Scope of latest US sanctions 'limited'  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, and Pawel Swidlicki, research analyst at Open Europe, discuss the latest U.S. sanctions on Russia and the possibility of harsher sanctions from the EU.

  • MH17 shot down by separatists: UK PM  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Russia must end its support to Ukrainian separatists and its attempt to destabilize Ukraine, says U.K. Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying there is evidence of Russian providing training to rebels.

  • It's a 'defining moment for Russia': Cameron  Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    David Cameron, U.K. prime minister, says now is a "defining moment" for Russia and that the EU and the West should be ready to "fundamentally change" their approach to Russia.

  • Israel's Netanyahu under 'strong pressure'  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot at a polling station on election day, January 22, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Yossi Mekelberg, program director of international relations and social sciences at Regent's University, discusses Israel's ground operation in Gaza.

  • European market closes mixed  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared losses to close mixed on Friday with investors cautious after a passenger jetliner was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

  • Impact of altitude on MH17 tragedy  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Zara, pilot and aviation expert at Tradewind Aviation, says that given the altitude at which the MH17 plane was flying, its assailants should have known it was a civil plane.

  • MH17: Should a ceasefire be agreed?  Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, associate fellow for the Russia and Eurasia at Chatham House, says the European Union should respond with heightened sanctions to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane.

  • Malaysian Airline plane crashes in Ukraine  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, recaps what is known about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in eastern Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday, as investors shunned riskier assets due to a resurgence in concerns about Russia and sanctioning.

  • Is Liberty Global looking to acquire ITV?  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, comments on Liberty Global's 6.4 percent stake in ITV and on consolidation in the media sector.

  • Who will the sanctions hurt the most?  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Frank Schauff, CEO of the Association of European Businesses, argues that the latest U.S. sanctions against Russia will impact European businesses.

  • Russian sanctions 'blow' for sentiment: Pro  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tatiana Orlova, senior economist for Russia, CIS and Israel at RBS, says the latest round of Russia sanctions were a blow to markets sentiment.

  • BRICS nations want an alternative: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    As their global investment footprint grows, the BRICS nations want an alternative to the Washington institutions, says Brian Coulton, emerging markets strategist at Legal & General Investment Management..

  • Europe closes up on China; Espirito Santo sours  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.

  • Long term indicators point to lower euro: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    All the longer-term technical indicators point towards a lower euro-to-dollar exchange rate, says Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets.

  • Are Italian banks lending?  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Italian banks are lending "what they can", considering their distressed assets, says Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy.

  • Yellen's comments are inappropriate: Pro  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Targeting specific areas of the stock market is inappropriate, and we've been here before with Alan Greenspan's "irrational exuberance" comment in 1996, says Marc Ostwald, FX, rates and emerging markets strategist at ADM Investor Services International.

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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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