European Closing Bell


  • Good time to buy Greek bonds?  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Annalisa Piazza, market economist at Newedge, discusses euro zone debt and explains why it could be a good time to buy Greek bonds.

  • Is Turkey's Erdogan a 'victim of events'?  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Adrian Wooldridge, management editor at The Economist, says Turkey's prime minister is increasingly pushing for an autocratic style but says he is also "a victim of events to some extent."

  • Intesa Sanpaolo is EU's 'strongest bank'  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    Carlo Messina, CEO at Intesa Sanpaolo, comments on the group's 6 billion euro write-downs and says that the bank, "the strongest" in Europe, should have no problem passing the ECB's stress tests.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks held onto gains on Friday, with investor sentiment boosted by hopes of monetary easing in China and the euro zone.

  • European banks no longer in denial: Pro  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, managing director at Pimco, discusses the upcoming ECB stress tests and says that European banks' journey from "denial to realism" is finally underway.

  • ECB rate cut coming, just not next week: Pro  Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Steven Saywell, global head of foreign exchange strategy at BNP Paribas, says that given the European inflation data, a rate cut or further quantitative easing from the ECB is on the horizon.

  • Why equality is better for everyone  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Kate Pickett, author of "The Spirit Level - Why Equality is Better for Everyone," explains that inequality breeds a whole host of health and social problems and affect the entire society.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mixed on Thursday with weaker commodity prices hitting mining stocks, and a ruling by the U.S. Federal Reserve sending banking stocks lower.

  • H&M in 'investment intense' year: CFO  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    H&M CFO Jyrki Tervonen says the first quarter results were good in light of the "intense" investments the group is making, and discusses the online strategy.

  • Defence should be global 'priority': EDA  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Claude-France Arnould, chief executive at EDA, discusses the defence industry and the need for strengthened cooperation within the EU and Nato, as well as for innovation in the sector.

  • Wendel 'cautious' on China: Chairman  Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Frederic Lemoine, chairman of Wendel, says the group is cautious about its Asian investments, and discusses the health of the French economy.

  • Ukraine and IMF announce up to $18 billion bailout Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 5:44 AM ET
    Russian paramilitaries stand guard outside of a Ukrainian military base in the town of Perevevalne near the Crimean city of Simferopol on March 11, 2014 in Perevevalne, Ukraine.

    A new era for Ukraine has been ushered in with the announcement of an international bailout on Thursday morning.

  • Was King Digital's pricing wrong?  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Tom Forte, managing director at Telsey Advisory Group, says the reaction to King Digital's IPO show that investors are skeptical and await the release of a new hit game from the Candy Crush developer.

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher for a second day in a row on Wednesday amid hopes the European Central Bank and the People's Bank of China could provide monetary stimulus to boost economic growth.

  • Hublot can be disruptive: Chairman  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, explains that other countries are compensating for losses in China and that the group is focusing on general-end luxury.

  • Retail flows getting back in equities: Pro  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Alan Brown, senior advisor at Schroders, says the market is seeing "several changes in buying trends" and that earnings should keep pace with interest rate hikes.

  • More sanctions if Russia acts further: Dutch PM  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.

  • Brazil has 'strong' macro fundamentals: Pro  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Carlos Caicedo, senior principal analyst for Latin America at IHS, says Brazil has strong macroeconomic fundamentals, after the country suffered a credit rating downgrade on Tuesday.

  • What risks does Scottish independence pose?  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, BlackRock Investment Institute chief investment strategist, says there would be a large number of financial and political issues associated with Scottish independence.

  • Europe shares close higher on German data  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday, after the release of new data on German business activity, hopes of Chinese stimulus measures and less focus on Crimean tensions.

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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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