European Closing Bell


  • Europe shares close higher     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, after an historic deal was struck over Iran's nuclear program.

  • Iran deal a 'first step' in nuclear standoff     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    The Iran deal is "very much a first step" in solving the nuclear standoff between the Middle Eastern country and western powers, says Richard Mallinson of Energy Aspects.

  • Swiss vote on salary cap for executives     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Luke Hildyard, head of research at High Pay Centre, discusses the upcoming Swiss referendum on the 12:1 pay ratio, and says that executives whining about the pay cap is "a bit vulgar."

  • RWE struggles to be competitive: CEO     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peter Terium, CEO of the executive board at RWE, explains that it's very difficult to stay competitive due to the U.S. energy boom, and that European politicians need to define a clear framework.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday as investor confidence about the state of the global economy heightened following positive U.S. data, allowing shares to consolidate near multi-year highs.

  • Novartis CEO on $5 billion buyback     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, discusses the $5 billion share buyback program. He also says the Novartis pipeline is very strong, with many upcoming blockbuster drugs.

  • ECB shouldn't use negative rates: DB CEO     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Juergen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the ECB should not implement negative rates and that banks should be penalized if they do not lend enough.

  • Why previous stress tests were useful     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former Cypriot central bank governor, says it was important for the ECB to ease its monetary policy further, and discusses the coming stress tests for banks.

  • German demand remains low: Economist     Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Luciano Jannelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, says the strengthening of the German economy is being driven by exports, as domestic demand remains weak.

  • Poland thinking about shale and nuclear     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Agata Hinc, managing director at demosEuropa, explains that Poland is working on its energy mix to diversify away from coal, and that shale gas, nuclear energy and renewables are all on the table.

  • Lamido Sanusi, governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria, tells CNBC that emerging markets have a "short window" to fix internal issues, in order to reduce the impact tapering will have.

  • Europe needs 'serious reforms': IllicaffĂ© CEO     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Andrea Illy, chairman and CEO of Illycaffé, says that now is the time for Europe to implement "serious reforms" to fuel growth, and discusses the coffee market.

  • European market closes mixed     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed mixed on Thursday as investors reacted to worse-than-expected data for the euro zone, while good earnings from companies including Johnson Matthey offset investor concerns.

  • Investec does not hedge the rand: CEO     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec, discusses the impact the weak South African rand had on the group, and says it has started to see "a lot more activity" and "quite a bit of improvement" in legacy issues.

  • Emerging Europe's 'reversal of reforms'     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Erik Berglof, chief economist at EBRD, tells CNBC that a reversal of reforms is being seen in some central European countries, including Hungary and that it's a "matter of concern".

  • Hungary's central bank is 'independent': Governor     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Gyorgy Matolcsy, governor of the Central Bank of Hungary, affirms the bank is "totally independent" from the government.

  • Iranian oil comeback: Can it hit prices?     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil and gas analyst at Natixis, discusses the talks between Iran and the West and explains why the oil price is unlikely to be impacted if Iranian oil comes back online.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, but investors remained cautious ahead of the release of the minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee's October meeting.

  • Gyorgy Matolcsy, governor of the Central Bank of Hungary, highlights that the only policy anchor the central bank has is its inflation target, and that it does not intervene to help the currency.

  • Hungary central bank 100% independent: Governor Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 7:37 AM ET
    Hungarian air racer Zoltan Veres flies under the oldest bridge in Budapest.

    Hungary's central bank governor rebutted claims of government interference in monetary policy.

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