European Closing Bell


  • Fed taper 'not the end of the world'     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, says that markets are beginning to "absorb" the Fed's message.

  • 'Little volatility' in Spanish bond market     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, says demand for Spanish bonds is good and there has been little volatility in the level of rates after government bond auctions.

  • Greece needs 5 billion euro: ex-minister     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Petros Doukas, former Greek deputy finance minister, says that Greece cannot repay its debt, due to the current economic situation in the country.

  • Nokia results are a 'tale of two companies'     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Lee Simpson, senior equity research analyst at Jefferies International, says that Nokia's results suggest a "tale of two companies", with the handsets business struggling to find its feet.

  • BoE and ECB to go to 'QE infinity'?     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nick Parsons, head of strategy at National Australia Bank, says he Bank of England and the ECB will go to "QE infinity".

  • Germany offered Greece further aid to establish a growth fund on Thursday, but a German member of the European Parliament (MEP) told CNBC the amount was too small, and came two years too late.

  • Africa is where the 'action' is for investing     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rob Hersov, founder of the Invest Africa Club, says that Africa has terrific growth and is "where the action is".

  • Sustainable investing pays off long-term     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Mirjam Staub-Bisang, author of Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors, says sustainable investing is for long-term, not short-term, investors.

  • Which Firms Gain From Weak Yen?     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Dan Scott, head of event driven research at Credit Suisse, says he likes companies that benefit disproportionately from a decline in the yen.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were lower in a choppy day of trade on Tuesday.

  • 'Brexit' Competition     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Roger Bootle, founder of Capital Economics, and Alan Clarke, U.K. and euro zone economist at Scotiabank, talk about what a 'Brexit' would mean for the EU and the U.K..

  • 'Optimistic' outlook for Aussie dollar     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says that the Aussie dollar is getting higher, after bottoming.

  • Chinese hard landing could benefit gold     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, commodities analyst at Barclays, says that any hard landing scenario in China could be beneficial for Chinese gold demand.

  • Bernanke has calmed fears over tapering     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says Bernanke calmed concerns over tapering and said the Fed are not ready to do anything.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief following the release of second-quarter Chinese growth data, which met analyst's expectations and eased fears of a sharp growth slowdown.

  • ECB 'Happy' With Forward Guidance     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Lee Hardman, currency analyst at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says the ECB are "happy and satisfied" with their current level of forward guidance, but could strengthen it in the future.

  • UK's Cable Discusses New Rules for Firms     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Vince Cable, UK business secretary, discusses new rules to hold people who have "recklessly endangered institutions on which the economy depends" to account.

  • The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.

  • Fed taper won't last: ‘Currency Wars’ author Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    If the Fed begins pulling its irons out of the stimulus fire in September, the resulting rocketing of the dollar will lead to a course reversal by early 2014.

  • Illegal Aliens Could Power US Economy: CEO     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes, says the U.S. economy could see a huge boost if it lets illegal immigrants enter the legal economy.

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  • Join Louisa Bojesen for a fast-paced, dynamic wrap up to the trading day. European Closing Bell gives an in-depth analysis of the day's market action and includes expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Reporting live from London on the day's financial and business events, Closing Bell also includes live contribution and analysis from across Europe. Get involved in the program and e-mail your questions and comments to the show: Europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.

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