European Closing Bell


  • Turkey: Opposition is 'utterly hopeless'     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, expects the Turkish leading party to survive the political crisis and be re-elected in the upcoming elections, but says its popularity will be severely hit.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Tuesday after inflation data for the euro zone came in lower than expected, increasing the pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to announce stimulus measures at its policy meeting this week.

  • Ireland timed auction 'beautifully': Pro     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on Ireland's first successful bond auction since its bailout exit, and what it implies for other peripheral European countries.

  • RM2's pallets lower logistics costs: CEO     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    John James Walsh, CEO of RM2 International, explains how the group's composite pallets help cut shipping costs for companies and discusses its strategy following a successful listing.

  • Trevor Williams, chief economist at Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets, says the U.K. economy has turned around, as a survey reveals business confidence is at its highest since January 1994.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday - despite a strong performance from Spanish stocks and positive data from the euro zone - after a mixed bag of U.S. economic data put investors in a cautious mode ahead of the jobs report at the end of the week.

  • Sovereign bonds: What to expect     Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses sovereign bonds and says that while Spanish yields should stabilize, the spread with Germany will continue to tighten.

  • What to expect from the South African rand     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Peter Attard Montalto, emerging market economist at Nomura International, discusses the South African rand and says the market has priced in a lot of domestic risks for 2014, including the upcoming elections.

  • Time to invest in gold again?     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, explains why it might be a good time to get back into gold, as most negative events have been priced in and an upside is likely.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday as retail stocks helped bourses to post gains, with Next seeing a rise of 10 percent.

  • Robert Gardner, chief economist at Nationwide Building Society, says the London housing market remains "way ahead" the rest of the U.K. and dismisses worries of a bubble.

  • Turkey: Risks are 'on the downside'     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Olgay Buyukkayali, emerging market strategist at Nomura, says the latest political crisis in Turkey will hit growth.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday, after data released from the euro zone gave a mixed picture of the region's recovery and U.S. stocks posting steep declines.

  • Online sales are John Lewis's 'dynamo'     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Andy Street, managing director at John Lewis, explains that the success of John Lewis's holiday season sales is down to the strength of its multi-channel offering.

  • Euro zone PMI: It's 'good news'     Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, discusses the euro zone following the release of "very good" PMI data.

  • Spain to cut taxes for low-income earners Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:01 AM ET
    A man has his breakfast at a soup kitchen in Barcelona on December 17, 2013.

    Spain plans to cut taxes for low-income Spanish families in 2014, but citizens in higher income brackets won't get the same windfall.

  • China has its 'strongest leader in 20 years'     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jonathan Fenby, managing director for the China team at Trusted Sources, highlights that Xi Jinping is a "big contrast" to his predecessor, and explains what it means for China.

  • Will equities continue to rally?     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans Stoter, CIO at ING Investment Management, says that the "next leg up" for equities will have to come from earnings growth, as valuations are fair.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday as investors around the world reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low rates while winding down its stimulus program.

  • Can gold bounce back in 2014?     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Marcus Grubb, managing director for investment research and marketing at the World Gold Council, admits that 2013 was very challenging for gold and discusses expectations for 2014.

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