European Closing Bell


  • Currency markets await Fed meeting     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, expects the currency markets to gain more direction after the Federal Reserve's meeting.

  • Only Asia is improving: SKF CEO     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Tom Johnstone, CEO of SKF, comments on the global economy and explains why he is bullish on North America in the medium- to long-term.

  • PC story remains tough: Logitech CEO     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, reveals that the first half of the year was better than Logitech expected it to be, and explains that the "game plan" includes becoming a bigger "mobility" player.

  • Europe has 'no growth driver'     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, says the European economy has "no growth driver" which is why its recovery will be slow and weak.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday thanks to strong corporate results and encouraging data from China, and despite fresh data showing that euro zone business growth had been hit by falling demand.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, hit by plans for new, tougher stress tests for euro zone banks from the European Central Bank.

  • Level of interest in stock market is falling     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, says that despite markets hitting all-time highs, the level of interest in stock markets is declining.

  • Will the ECB's stress tests restore trust?     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Hills, executive director at the British Bankers' Association and Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, discuss the pros and cons of the ECB's banking stress tests.

  • ECB stress tests: What are the dangers?     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:45 AM ET

    Helmut Siekmann, professor at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability at Goethe University, argues that the stress tests could threaten the European recovery if too strict.

  • Spain news trumps stress tests     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, highlights that with Spain returning to growth in the third quarter, all the euro zone countries that were bailed out are now out of recession.

  • Draghi: Europe needs banking transparency     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, discusses the "uneven and fragile" European recovery and the need for transparency in the banking sector.

  • Draghi: Taxpayers needn't worry     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says he is confident about putting backstops in place for banks, and how the U.K needs to remain in the European Union.

  • How the ECB stress tests will hit markets     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International and Andrew Peaple, deputy European editor at the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, comment on the ECB stress tests.

  • Nokia goes head-to-head with Samsung     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ian Fogg, senior analyst and head of mobile at IHS, comments on Nokia following its unveiling of six new products, and expects the smartphones to go head-to-head with Samsung and Sony.

  • Nokia unveils six new products     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    Nokia revealed six new products on Tuesday in Dubai, including smartphones and tablets, but Stephen Elop said the unveiling was unrelated to the Microsoft acquisition, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • 'Repurcussions' from Bill Gates' stake in FCC     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Juan Bejar Ochoa, CEO of FCC, discusses Bill Gates' announcement that he has taken a stake in the company, and how it has improved liquidity.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday following the latest U.S. labor report, which while disappointing, encouraged investors' hopes that the Federal Reserve will delay tapering off its monthly asset purchases.

  • UK construction recovery should continue     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses U.K construction, which is beginning the pick-up, especially in the housing sector, and expects it to continue through the rest of this year into 2014.

  • Time to bet on Turkish banks?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while Turkish banks have underperformed European peers over the summer months, the worse is over for them now.

  • Oil prices to drop soon?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, expects oil prices to fall, as supply is "bursting out" but demand remains sluggish.

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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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