European Closing Bell


  • ECB to cut rates in June: Pro  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says it's "quite clear" that the euro zone needs a lower euro, adding that the ECB is unlikely to come out with quantitative easing in June, but could cut rates.

  • Italy's corporate governance 'best in class'?  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.

  • EU's Greek data is 'dishonest': Ifo's Sinn  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.

  • European market closes mixed  Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.

  • Russian valuations 'very cheap': Pro  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.

  • Why wheat price will continue to rise  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Carsten Fritsch, commodity analyst at Commerzbank, says the price for wheat is likely to continue to rise on concerns about U.S. crops and the continued conflict in Ukraine.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, as continued violence in Ukraine and mixed earnings results made investors uneasy.

  • Trade deals are no substitute for WTO: Azevedo  Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Regional trade agreements do not weaken the role of the WTO says Roberto Azevedo, the organization's director-general, as they exclude many countries such as emerging markets and poorer economies.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday as violence escalated in Ukraine over the weekend and as weak Chinese manufacturing data weighed on investor sentiment.

  • Slovenia coalition lost its majority: PM  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Alenka Bratusek, Slovenian prime minister, says that politicians' desire for reform in Slovenia is still there, despite the ruling coalition having lost its majority.

  • What the US needs to do: Furman  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Jason Furman, chairman of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, says the U.S. has more to do, including raising the minimum wage and reforming the business tax code. He also comments on the benefits of trade deals.

  • France 'still has work to do': Dijsselbloem  Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Eurogroup president, says France still has a lot of work to do to reach its deficit target and that monetary policy is be better left to the ECB.

  • A technical look at the euro/dollar  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the euro/dollar and says that technicals remain very strong for the euro at the moment.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed lower in trade on Friday, despite a better-than-expected U.S. jobs number, as worries about the ongoing situation in Ukraine returned to the market once again.

  • Ukraine needs to restore presence in east: Expert  Friday, 2 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Moscow, says the Ukrainian government has no choice but to try and restore its presence in the east of the country.

  • The potential takeover of AstraZeneca is a "national interest issue" says Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, adding that the government should think about whether a deal with Pfizer is "good for Britain."

  • How to invest in resource efficiency  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says one future trend is to use resources more efficiently, and advises on how best to invest in this.

  • N. Ireland's Gerry Adams arrested  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gerry Moriarty, Northern Ireland editor at The Irish Times, comments on the arrest of Northern Ireland's opposition leader Gerry Adams, on charges of murder. His party, Sinn Fein, says the arrest is politically motivated.

  • IMF warns Ukraine on bailout if it loses east Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 24, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.

  • FTSE closes higher; DAX, CAC closed  Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Shares in Lloyds Bank climbed higher on Thursday, helping the U.K.'s FTSE 100 to close the day higher for a fourth-straight session. Most European bourses were closed however for the May Labor day public holiday.

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