European Closing Bell


  • Gold's contribution to GDP is 'startling': Pro     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Terry Haymond, director of gold for development at the World Gold Council, talks about the global economic impact of gold, all along its production chain.

  • Why a 'major decline' in stocks is unlikely     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says there could be "short-term weakness" in equities, due to the government shutdown, but a major decline in the stock market is unlikely.

  • European market closes down     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday as the partial U.S. government shutdown, now in its eighth day, continued to weigh on investor sentiment.

  • IMF forecast: can it be trusted?     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, discusses the IMF's downwardly revised global growth forecasts, and whether Europe will continue to "flatline" next year.

  • Athens

    Greece might be confident that it will exit six years of recession in 2014, but the country's economic outlook remained worrying.

  • Asaf Pelef, founder of FTBpro, discusses his startup dedicated to football, with content produced by fans, and why he moved to London from Tel Aviv.

  • Why integrated risk management is needed     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Norman Loayza, World Development report director and lead author, talks how risk management, when "responsible and effective", can open opportunities.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday as the partial government shutdown in the U.S. continued, and as investors worried that the impasse could lead to the country defaulting on its debt.

  • Funding in Greece remains 'scarce': CEO     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Evangelos Mytilineos, CEO of Greek mining group Mytilineos, tells CNBC that funding remains "scarce" in Greece.

  • Bank restructuing 'positive in the end'     Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of Borsa Italiana, says the restructuring of the European banking sector is positive but highlights the need for the right balance between restructuring and regulation.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, helped by Italy's FTSE MIB, which continued to rally two days after Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a vote of confidence.

  • US shutdown: should you buy stocks?     Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    David Kelly, chief global strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, advises investors to "sit tight" on U.S. equities due to the shutdown and says uncertainty could weigh on economic growth.

  • Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income ar Espirito Santo Investment Bank, and John Wraith, fixed income strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, comments on how Italian and Spanish bonds are more stable than U.S. ones.

  • Slip of the finger adds $14 billion to Spain debt Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Spain's Economy Ministry admitted that a typing error had boosted the country's public debt forecast by 10 billion euros ($13.6 billion).

  • What to expect from metals     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, comments on metal commodities and says prices for base metals, iron ore and gold could move higher towards year-end.

  • How to invest in Russia     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Joseph Dayan, head of markets at BCS Financial Group, discusses how the country's equity markets are getting more accessible.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday, tracking the downward trend in U.S. stocks as the budget deadlock in Washington continued for a third day.

  • Equities still the way to go: strategist     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects to see a lot of "fancy accounting" as the shutdown drags on and explains why it's still a "bull market environment" for equities.

  • Choose euro or sterling over dollar: Pro     Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says that as the political situation "heats up" in the U.S., the go-to currencies are now the euro and sterling.

  • Middle East is 'very entrepreneurial'     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Chris Schroeder, member of the board of advisors at Cairo School of Business, discusses how the Mideast is "one of the great stories of emerging markets."

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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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