European Closing Bell


  • UK business optimism at record high: Survey     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, explains that business optimism in the U.K. is at its highest level ever due to expectations of higher profits and wages.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to earnings news and awaited monetary policy decisions from central banks in the U.K. and Europe.

  • BAE job cuts are 'devastating': Union     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Gary Cook, U.K. south coast organizer for GMB Union, says BAE's decision to cut jobs in U.K.'s shipyards is a "devastating blow for the area" economically.

  • Was BAE's restructuring 'inevitable'?     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jan Godsell, professor of operations and supply chain strategy at the University of Warwick, explains that the BAE job cuts in Portsmouth were inevitable due to a downturn in demand.

  • Portugal's tourism 'keeps on growing'     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, Portugal's secretary of state for tourism, says the country's tourism growth has been consistent and that the country remains "very good value for money".

  • Pirelli has 'all the tools to deliver': Chairman     Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman at Pirelli Group, comments on the group's performance and says it has "all the tools to deliver," including new products and efficiency measures.

  • Germany must be transparent on looted art     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rachel Dickson, head of curatorial services at the London Jewish Museum of Art and Anne Weber, co-chair at the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, talk about the significance of the discovery of the art pieces looted by the Nazi.

  • London office development at four-year high     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anthony Duggan, head of research at Deloitte Real Estate, says the London crane survey shows that developers' confidence is picking up as the office development market hits a four year high.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday after the European Union's Commission released a relatively subdued outlook for the economy in its Autumn forecast.

  • Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's minister of economy and finance, says the government will monitor Alitalia and Telecom Italia during their transition phases but does not plan on making them public.

  • Troika set to get tough over Greece budget shortfall Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    Greece's international creditors are due to meet the country's finance minister Tuesday for talks over the country's bailout program.

  • Technology: What you should get ready for     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie discusses tech innovations and future trends with industry exports, including the co-founder of IRobot from the Pioneer tech startup festival in Vienna.

  • UK can push for EU reforms: Shadow minister     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ed Balls, U.K. shadow finance minister, says Britain has shown it can push for European Union reforms in the past and says it needs to stay in the union to remain influential.

  • Huge potential in Middle East: Melia CEO     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.

  • European market closes higher     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks the only laggard as budget airline Ryanair tumbled 12 percent, with expectations of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank driving shares.

  • Why Greece needs more fiscal measures     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, former Greek politician and founder of Thought for Action, says the Troika's visit to Greece this week will highlight the country's need for more fiscal measures.

  • Tourism will help Greece rebound: Minister     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, talks about the sector's "record year," and how the country plans to increase and diversify its offerings for tourists.

  • Ireland's recovery still slow: Minister     Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Brendan Howlin, Irish minister for public expenditure and reform, comments on the Irish economy and highlights that while exports are back to "boom level", the domestic recovery remains slow.

  • European market closes down     Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday as investors reacted to earnings news from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Renault.

  • Why UK banks may raise capital ratios     Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, head of pan-European credit research at Pimco, discusses the banking sector, and expects other U.K. banks to follow RBS and raise their capital ratios.

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