European Closing Bell


  • Europe stocks close slightly up on mixed PMI data  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly up on Thursday, after wavering throughout the day on mixed manufacturing and services data.

  • How EU elections could affect ECB policy  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says if the fringe parties have a strong showing at the European elections, they will put pressure on the European Central Bank to implement policy to weaken the euro.

  • Russia should stay in global bodies: Ex-Fin Min  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Alexei Kudrin, Russia's former finance minister, says the country should remain in major international bodies such as the World Bank, despite being suspended from the G-8 in March.

  • Russia ready to 'move on' from Ukraine: Pro  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Charles Robertson, global chief economist at Renaissance Capital, says Russia is ready to "move on" from the Ukraine crisis and focus on bringing investment to the country.

  • Credit markets 'bubble-like': Pro  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, says the credit market is bubbly at the moment.

  • Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice president of EMEA for Millward Brown Optimor, discusses why Apple has leapfrogged Google as the top brand and what this means for the companies' shareholders.

  • ECB action won't match market expectation: Pro  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says any policy action from the European Central Bank will disappoint the market and will not give equities a boost.

  • Europe closes slightly up; central banks in focus  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly up on Wednesday, after wavering throughout the day, as investors looked towards central bank policy.

  • China-Gazprom deal: What does it mean?  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Alexei Kokin, oil and gas senior analyst at UralSib Capital, and Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, discuss the significance of the gas deal between China and Russia's Gazprom

  • Freight rates remain 'weak': Pro  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Robert Joynson, senior analyst at Macquarie Group, says the outlook for freight rates is weak but Moller Maersk will be able to deal with the challenge.

  • Sterling is 15% overvalued: Pro  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, U.K. equity portfolio manager at GLG, and Chris Turner, head of FX strategy at ING Financial Markets, discuss the strength of sterling and whether it is time to take profits.

  • How will the EU elections impact policy?  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director of Teneo Intelligence, says the impact of the European Parliamentary elections will be minimal at the pan-European level, but could be stronger on domestic politics.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly down on Tuesday, as investors remained cautious regarding stock valuations, the possibility of policy action from the European Central Bank, and upcoming elections.

  • Can Microsoft tablet business turn around?  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Nick James, director of equity research at Numis Securities, says Microsoft's tablet strategy has failed so far and that it doesn't appear that the new release will change the pattern.

  • UK has 'a lot of hidden unemployment': Pro  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, and Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discuss the U.K. economy and how there is still slack in the labor market.

  • Pono player prepares for launch: CEO  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    The Pono Player aims to give music lovers a high-quality affordable portable experience, and was the third-largest kickstarted campaign, John Hamm, Pono CEO tells CNBC.

  • Draghi has been 'very explicit': Ex-ECB member  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    José Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo, former member of the ECB executive board, says the ECB is considering all action, and discusses the rally in the euro.

  • European market closes mixed  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European closed mixed on Monday, with traders shunning riskier assets amid concerns over stock valuations, policy action from the European Central Bank and upcoming elections in the region.

  • Should you be neutral on equities?  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Tom Elliott, international investment strategist at DeVere Group, says he's neutral on equities because of low capital expenditure levels in the U.S. and the U.K., and because loan growth in Europe is being held back by capital ratio requirements.

  • Astounding majority good for India: Pro  Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Shweta Singh, economist at Lombard Street Research, says the best part of the India elections is "the astounding majority", which will help ease the reform progress.

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