European Closing Bell


  • 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': Illicaffé 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".

  • 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.

  • Andrew Brundan, founder and managing director at Patrona, explains how it managed to remain competitive after production was moved back to the U.K., following a bad experience in China.

  • Merger will create a 'global leader': DSM CEO     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stefan Dobocky, board member at DSM, says that by merging its pharma division with drug maker Patheon, a "global leader" will be created, and explains that the new entity will be run as a separate company.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday as markets turned cautious over when the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its stimulus program.

  • Klaus Regling, managing director at the European Stability Mechanism, discusses the European banking union and the roles the ECB and the European Stability Mechanism could play.

  • 'Slow growth' a crisis legacy: OECD's Gurria     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    José Ángel Gurría, secretary general at the OECD, says the world economy is stuck in "first gear" and that growth prospects are "sluggish."

  • Investing in LGBT-friendly businesses     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Todd Sears, founder of Out on The Street, highlights the "return-on equality" for companies which are LGBT- (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) friendly.

  • Romania's mining plans are 'very safe'     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Dragos Tanase, general manager at Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, discusses the outlook for Romania's mining industry, as expansion proposals are mired in controversy.

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