European Closing Bell


  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, after U.S. jobs data helped to boost global sentiment, and as investors eyed the possibility of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday.

  • Deustche Post boosting e-commerce, EM  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel tells CNBC that the group is positive on expansion in both developed and emerging markets and that it is also working on its e-commerce activities.

  • French ruling majority weakened: Pro  Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Douglas Yates, professor of political sciences at the American Graduate School in Paris, discusses the new French government and highlights that the Socialist Party's majority in the National Assembly has been severely weakened.

  • Can Russia come back from the cold? Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 3:59 AM ET

    Russia’s economy was troubled before the recent controversial annexation of Crimea – and its way back to strong growth is not yet clear.

  • Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea.

  • Spending cuts will fund Italy's tax cuts: Fin min  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Italy will finance tax cuts with spending cuts, says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy's finance minister.

  • HFT: Investors' clients are 'key losers'  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says institutional investors let high-frequency trading happen because they failed to see trading as a valuable contributor to the investment process.

  • Can BHP rebound on de-merger news?  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says BHP's news that it could de-merger $19billion of non-core assets makes sense but is unlikely to unlock significant value.

  • France reform record has been poor: Swedish min  Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, advises France to strengthen its effort by implementing "deep structural reforms" and says the euro zone need a banking union.

  • Why investors are happy with Turkey's elections  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, says foreign investors are happy with the outcome of the Turkish local elections because "they like stability."

  • Europe debt burden to rise on low inflation: Pro  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Marie Diron, senior vice president of credit policy at Moody's, expects euro zone countries' debt burden to increase as the region faces a prolonged period of low inflation.

  • High-frequency trading: What really matters  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Michael Gayed, chief strategist at Pension Partners, argues that high-frequency trading doesn't add much to market dynamics and says the market appears to be in the early stages of a correction.

  • European market closes mixed  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Monday, slightly boosted by hopes that stimulus measures will be announced by the European Central Bank later this week.

  • UK insurance probe: What it means  Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ruairidh Finlayson, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says risks for U.K. insurers are to the downside since the FCA regulation body announced it had launched a probe.

  • 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.

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