European Closing Bell


  • Market has a lot to digest ahead: pro     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Solutions, highlights that there is a lot more issues going on in the U.S. beyond tapering, such as Bernanke's successor and the debt ceiling.

  • Have you heard of Chirp?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    Fashion retailer Topshop has chosen the "innovative" Chirp app to connect and send content to its fans and consumers, reports CNBC's Karen Tso from London Fashion Week.

  • Can Chirp compete with Twitter?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Patrick Bergel, CEO of Chirp, tells CNBC how Chirp became the top app in over 50 countries worldwide in less than a year, and why it has the potential to become "a very powerful technology".

  • How tapering will impact the dollar     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, expects the U.S. dollar to gain ground against other low-yielding G10 currencies in the case of "dovish tapering", but weaken against riskier currencies.

  • Why tapering needs to be gradual     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, says that while there are plenty of reasons to start tapering at a gradual pace, there is little reason to accelerate it and "take risk on it".

  • Twitter is doing all the right things: pro     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:48 AM ET

    Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies Associates, comments on the news that Twitter is heading for an IPO, which could be the "biggest this year", and Twitter's strategy.

  • NY fashion leads commercially: pro     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Hannah Almassi, fashion editor at Grazia, discusses the global fashion industry and highlights the differences between the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

  • A technical look at the IBEX     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the IBEX. He expects it to continue to rally.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, despite investors' caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting next week.

  • Is a December taper better for the market?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Steve Barrow, head of G10 research at Standard Bank, expects the Federal Reserve to start tapering in December, and says that if it happens in September, it will be "benign".

  • Should UK house inflation be capped?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.

  • France is not EU's 'sick child': minister     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, explains that growth should be the global priority, and argues that the country is not "the sick child of Europe", and is reforming fast.

  • Currencies: forget the dollar?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, explains there is "not much juice left in the dollar", and advises getting back into risk.

  • Cyprus is 'out of danger': minister     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Harris Georgiades, Cyprus's finance minister, says the country's resilience has exceeded expectations, as the island is now "out of the danger zone" and has entered a "stabilization phase".

  • Why tapering is 'the beginning of the end'     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says tapering is the "beginning of the end" and that investors will start talking about exit strategy and rate hike as soon as it starts.

  • How companies are too short-sighted     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, highlights that there is a financial case for companies to curb their greenhouse emissions, but that there are not listening to it.

  • What could harmonizing cycles mean?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo, says that many trades fail because of settlement cycles and adds that when Europe harmonizes its cycle on the U.S. it will "mitigate risk".

  • Oil prices to ease up: expert     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Antoine Halff, editor of IEA's monthly Oil Market Report, comments on the oil market and says prices should ease as a lot more supply is expected to arrive on the market.

  • Tapering is not that important: pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, expects the Fed to announce tapering at the next meeting but reiterates that the impact from tapering has already happened.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed off session lows on Thursday, after investor confidence took a hit earlier in the session with the release of weaker-than-expected euro zone data.

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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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