European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday after disappointing data from the euro zone and increased concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may scale back stimulus sooner rather than later.

  • Ukrainian President feels 'secure'     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tomila Lankina, associate professor at the London School Economics, says that by leaving for a scheduled trip to China, the Ukrainian president is signalling he feels secure.

  • Online retail: Seniors happy using tablets     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Eric Abensur, CEO of Venda, comments on Cyber Monday and reveals that tablets are changing the way people are shopping, especially older generations, whose online spending is "stunning."

  • Immigration remains 'controversial' in UK     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Martin Ruhs, senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University, discusses the U.K.'s immigration policy and how it's looking at reducing access to the welfare state.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday as Spanish shares sunk on disappointing manufacturing data, while retailers struggled on the first day of December trade.

  • Ukraine president must be 'very careful'     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, says the Ukrainian president's options are getting "very narrow", as protests against his decision to call off a deal with the European Union continue.

  • How tapering will hit emerging markets     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Maarten-Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discusses the impact tapering by the Federal Reserve and a fall in oil prices would have on emerging markets.

  • Great returns to be found...in violins?!     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Florian Leonhard, founder of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, talks about his restoration business and how investing in violins brings in double-digit returns per annum.

  • Violinist plays Stradivarius for CNBC     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Violinist Aisha Syed fills the CNBC studio with music by playing her Stradivarius violin.

  • Corporate culture is a 'hidden risk'     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    John Childress, author of "Leverage: The CEO's Guide to Corporate Culture", explains how chief executives should manage and lead corporate culture so that it does not become a business liability.

  • China-Japan island dispute: Is it worrying?     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stock markets closed higher after data released on Friday showed that the number of people without jobs across the euro zone fell in October by the largest amount since April 2011.

  • Could UK energy prices be frozen?     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., responds to the news that a cap may be imposed on the prices U.K. energy providers can charge. Knight says only a fraction of the price is within the control of energy companies.

  • Is the Dutch downgrade justified?     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.

  • Funding for Lending impact in UK     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday, with the expulsion of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from the Italian Senate fuelling hopes of stability, and after a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.

  • Should you be cautious on equities?     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gautam Batra, CIO at Signia, explains why he is cautious on equities going into year-end, and why he is overweight on cash.

  • How the German gov will hurt the economy     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Volker Treier, deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, argues that the proposed German coalition would lead to a loss of competitiveness.

  • Where to invest in 2014     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global of equity trading strategy at Citi, forecasts less upside for equities in the U.S. in 2014 than in Europe or emerging markets, as it has already "rallied so much."

  • Winning Expo 2020 is what Dubai needed     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about how winning the Expo 2020 bid is a "key milestone" for Dubai, as it will create a "new wave of sustainable growth."

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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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