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  • Europe stocks close flat, Portugal falls sharply   Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe stocks close flat, Portugal falls sharply

    European stocks ended the day flat on Wednesday, ahead of latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve, although Portuguese stocks fell sharply amid concerns over one of the country's biggest financial groups.

  • Espirito Santo's debt not a banking problem: Pro   Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Espirito Santo's debt not a banking problem: Pro

    Espirito Santo's debt woes are a group problem, rather than an issue with Portugal's banking sector, says Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit.

  • We must learn how to monetize content: Guardian chairman

    Media organisations can no longer afford to rely purely on advertising and must instead learn "just like start-ups" to monetize digital content, says Neil Berkett, chairman of Guardian Media Group.

  • Pubs cheer World Cup: J D Wetherspoon chairman   Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Pubs cheer World Cup: J D Wetherspoon chairman

    The World Cup has been good to pubs because it is a spectacle enjoyed by sporty and non-sporty people alike, says Tim Martin, founder and chairman of J D Wetherspoon.

  • Europe shares close lower; banking stocks slide   Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Europe shares close lower; banking stocks slide

    European shares ended the day lower on Tuesday, dragged down by banking stocks amid reports that more lenders had begun settlement talks with U.S. authorities.

  • UK not ready for rate rise: Pro   Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK not ready for rate rise: Pro

    We are seeing worse-than-expected data from the U.K. -- usually an outlier where Europe is concerned -- leading us to conclude that it's not yet ready for a rate rise, says David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC.

  • M&A a sign the business cycle is peaking: Pro   Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    M&A a sign the business cycle is peaking: Pro

    Mergers and acquisitions and IPOs tend to happen when the business cycle is peaking, said Obe Ejikeme, European equity & quant strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research.

  • European Closing Bell STRATEGY

    Slovakia is a relatively new country - at a little over 20 years old - and needs to reconcile its youthful energy with experience, says Michal Stencl, founder and CEO of Sygic.

  • Europe stocks close down after weak German data   Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe stocks close down after weak German data

    European stocks closed lower on Monday following weak industrial production data for Germany, which stoked fears of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy.

  • Market reaction 'harsh': Erste Bank CEO   Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Market reaction 'harsh': Erste Bank CEO

    Problems in Hungary and Romania that led to a profit warning by Erste Bank understandably panicked investors, said Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, adding that the market reaction was "harsh".

  • What?! Language confusion can cost   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    What?! Language errors can cost

    We need to understand the difference between U.K. and U.S. English, as mistakes may prove costly, says Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO of International Marketing Partnership.

  • Europe ends the week higher   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe ends the week higher

    European shares ended the day on a negative note on Friday, but were higher on the week.

  • France's Saint-Gobain undervalued: Pro   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    France's Saint-Gobain undervalued: Pro

    All we need to see an upside in Saint-Gobain is a small reversion to the mean in the French housing market, says Alex Gunz, fund manager at Heptagon Capital.

  • UBS: Rate hikes in UK before year ends   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    UBS: Rate hikes in UK before year ends

    Nick Nelson, head of global equity strategy at UBS, forecasts interest rates in the U.K. will be hiked before the end of 2014.

  • Dubai index plummets on Arabtec woes   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Dubai index plummets on Arabtec woes

    Nour Al-Hammoury of ADS Securities discusses the recent volatility in the Dubai stock index.

  • Big risk for EU banks: Over-regulation?   Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Big risk for EU banks: over-regulation?

    The big danger for Europe's banks in the second half of the year remains over-regulation, says Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services.

  • Greek SMEs have survived, turning point: SME fund   Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Greek SMEs have survived, turning point: SME fund

    Dimitris Daskalopoulos, vice chairman of Business Europe, says Greek small- and medium-sized enterprises have "survived" through the financial downturn but it is now time for them to "flourish".

  • 'Nothing compelling' to justify periphery eagerness   Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    'Nothing compelling' to justify periphery eagerness

    There is "nothing compelling" to justify recent investor enthusiasm in the peripheral European economies, especially Spain, says John Kray a director at S&P Capital IQ.

  • ECB can't stimulate growth without reform: Pro   Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    ECB can't stimulate growth without reform: Pro

    Without structural reforms there is "nothing" the ECB can do to stimulate growth in peripheral countries, says Christoph Schmidt, chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.

  • Crowdfunding 'mitigates risk': Indiegogo   Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Crowdfunding 'mitigates risk': Indiegogo

    Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann explains how her platform - the largest in the world for crowdfunding - makes money.

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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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