European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • European market closes higher     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday after a negative start, boosted by strong trading on Wall Street, plus euro zone trade surplus data.

  • State does not finance Qatar Airways: CEO     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, explains that the group's financing does not come from the government but from its cash flow and its international lenders.

  • Paris shootings: police on manhunt     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Parisian police are on the hunt for a gunman after two separate shootings were reported, one of which caused serious injury, reports CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi.

  • It's 'looking very good' for PS4     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA, discusses the release of Sony's PS4 and says early indications show that it should be a success.

  • Ireland's reputation is 'very high': Fin Min     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Michael Noonan, Ireland's finance minister, highlights that foreign direct investment is at an "all-time high" in Ireland at the moment.

  • Gold demand shift to Asia is amazing: Pro     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Marcus Grubb, managing director of investment at the World Gold Council, says gold demand has shifted to Asian countries.

  • Is Ukraine heading for an IMF bailout?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains why the agency downgraded Ukraine to B- with negative outlook and says an IMF bailout would be the best outcome.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday, improving on a rally seen in the previous session following dovish remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, says it would be "logical" to have an euro zone fiscal backstop to accompany the region's asset quality review.

  • Moscow

    As Russia downgrades its own growth forecasts up to 2030, the chief executive of the country's largest lender warned that the government must help.

  • EasyJet creates a man-made ash cloud     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ian Davies, engineering director at EasyJet, comments on the group's ash cloud test and says its "AVOID" technology could be shared to prevent a repeat of 2010 when an Icelandic volcano halted air traffic in Europe.

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