European Closing Bell


  • More sanctions if Russia acts further: Dutch PM  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the U.S. and European Union are discussing "targeted sanctions" if Russia escalates the situation in Crimea.

  • Brazil has 'strong' macro fundamentals: Pro  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Carlos Caicedo, senior principal analyst for Latin America at IHS, says Brazil has strong macroeconomic fundamentals, after the country suffered a credit rating downgrade on Tuesday.

  • What risks does Scottish independence pose?  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Ewen Cameron Watt, BlackRock Investment Institute chief investment strategist, says there would be a large number of financial and political issues associated with Scottish independence.

  • Europe shares close higher on German data  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply higher on Tuesday, after the release of new data on German business activity, hopes of Chinese stimulus measures and less focus on Crimean tensions.

  • Japan exporters will benefit from weak yen: Pro  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says exporters will have a "good time" with the weakening of the yen.

  • Gold will hit $1200 again this year: Pro  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, says gold will hit $1200 again in 2014, after falling off.

  • Euro/dollar could fall 'well below' 1.35  Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says it is time to buy U.S. dollars, as the ECB attempts to talk the euro down, and an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve nears.

  • Russia’s next step: Capital controls? Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    As the scale of funds being pulled out of Russia becomes clearer, speculation has increased that the government may have to impose capital controls.

  • Russia set for $70 billion in outflows Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.

  • 'Worst moment' for French president?  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political sciences at the American University of Paris, comments on the outcome of the first round of the French local elections and what it means for the national agenda.

  • China: Huge shift in banking  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    David Stevenson, head of product and business development at Baring Asset Management, advises on how to invest in China as it shifts away from the "old manufacturing model."

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stock markets traded lower on Monday off the back of weak Chinese data and heightening tension in Ukraine.

  • UK 'Big Six' to face competition inquiry?  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Peter Atherton, head of the utility sector at Liberum, discusses what a competition inquiry into the U.K. utility market would mean for investments and consumers.

  • Nuclear concerns about Russian security  Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    William Tobey of Harvard University says that Russia is now showing signs of reluctance in its commitment to improving nuclear security.

  • Russia sanctions: Who’s losing out so far Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The sanctions taken against Russia by the West over its annexation of Crimea are already having an impact.

  • France: Ruling party likely to lose in local vote  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the while the opposition is likely to win more votes during France's local elections, the ruling Socialist party will be able to limit the damage.

  • US debt ceiling issue 'off the table': Fitch  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    James McCormack, managing director at Fitch Ratings, explains that it has removed the U.S. from negative watch because of improvements in the country's fiscal picture.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European markets closed higher on Friday, capping off a busy week which saw investors absorb positive U.S. data and cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy and heightened tensions between Russia and the West.

  • Why Bouygues is unlikely to win SFR  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, says that while Bouygues has dialed up its offer to take over Vivendi's SFR business, rival Altice is still in leading position to acquire the unit.

  • It's a sad day for Turkey: EC's Kroes  Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    The European Commission condemns Turkey's move to block access to Twitter as it violates freedom of speech, Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, tells CNBC.

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