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  • 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."

  • European market closes down     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Wednesday, as the U.S. government shutdown continued and jobs data came in weak.

  • Equities to rally until year-end?     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Tim Harris, head of investment at Lloyds TSB Private Bank, explains why he expects equities to continue to rally, especially towards the end of the year.

  • ECB eyeing recovery closely: Pro     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe d'Arvisenet, head of economy research at BNP Paribas, comments on the ECB's decision to leave rate unchanged, and what it could do should the recovery stutters.

  • French parliament passes law punishing plant closures Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:03 AM ET
    A car factory in France

    France's parliament passed a law on Tuesday imposing tough penalties on companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable, as President Francois Hollande struggles to save jobs in a declining industrial sector.

  • Update on Russia's privatizations     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Olga Dergunova of the Russian agency for state property management, discusses privatizations and says there are many sectors in which the Russian government holds no stakes.

  • Opportunities in luxury hotels: CEO     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Mike DeNoma, CEO of GLH, comments on the launch of the brand's new luxury hotels, based on research which showed customers wanted more personalized services and world-class technology.

  • Why government shutdown may last weeks     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, discusses "one master compromise" in Washington.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off the U.S. government's first partial shutdown in 17 years, and as fears eased of a government collapse in Italy.

  • How startups can grow revenues     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Julie Meyer, founder of EntrepreneurCountry, explains that the company is not a platform for entrepreneurs to get funding, but one for them to grow revenues, as it helps them to network.

  • Why sovereign funds favour EM     Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nick Tolchard, head of Invesco Middle East, comments on a survey that revealed sovereign wealth funds invested a lot more in emerging than in developed markets in 2012.

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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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