European Closing Bell


  • Yatsenyuk: Me, President? Absolutely not  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister, tells CNBC that he has no intention of running for president in the May elections and that his role is to make sure the elections are "free and fair."

  • 'What's up with this world?': Ukraine PM  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.

  • Help to buy is 'good investment' for UK: Pro  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Miles Shipside, commercial director at Rightmove, discusses the U.K. housing market following news that the Help to Buy scheme is to be extended until 2020.

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Monday - recovering from last week's slump - as investors responded to positive U.S. data and shrugged off the referendum result in Crimea at the weekend.

  • MH370: 'Many mistakes were made'  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Switching off a plane's transponder requires expertise, according to Giovanni Bisignani, former director general at IATA, who adds that many mistakes were made in the week following the disappearance of flight MH370.

  • Crimea is a 'big mistake' for Russia  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Russia has made a "big mistake" as no country in the world will cooperate with a Russian Crimea, says Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine member of Parliament.

  • Ukraine: What it reveals about Putin  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies center at The Henry Jackson Society, says the Crimean referendum could be seen as "hugely significant" because of what it reveals about Putin's nature.

  • Russia wants Kiev: Klitschko  Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Russia is not only interested in Crimea but the whole of Ukraine, says Ukrainian presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko, but adds that the country is "ready to defend" itself.

  • Ukraine: Why oil prices are 'steady'  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.

  • Kerry to Russia: 'There will be consequences'  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET

    After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday after another volatile week dominated by events in Ukraine, with a referendum this weekend in Crimea.

  • The international reaction to the outcome of the Crimean referendum will be very important on Monday, says Pavlo Sheremata, Ukrainian economy minister.

  • Crimea referendum 'is a joke': Pro  Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, describes the upcoming referendum in Crimea as "a joke" as, he says, the question only allows for voters to choose unification with Russia.

  • Don't read too much into Irish GDP: Deputy fin min  Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Brian Hayes, Ireland's deputy finance minister, comments on the country's "very successful" bond auction on Thursday and says investors shouldn't read too much into the negative GDP reading.

  • How auto makers are making a comeback  Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Natalie Sauber, consulting analyst at Frost and Sullivan, says that some auto makers are making a comeback, such as Volkswagen, which has a "more aggressive approach" in 2014.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed sharply lower on Thursday, continuing a volatile week that has been dominated by concerns over China's growth as well as the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Is the euro going up for the wrong reasons?  Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    David Bloom, global head of foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, says the market want the euro to move higher despite its "proper value" being much lower.

  • Ukraine PM 'abandoned his post'  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, discusses the West-versus-Russia confrontation ongoing in Ukraine's Crimea region.

  • EU shares end lower on China, Ukraine fears  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday amid lingering worries over China's economy and concerns ahead of the referendum in Crimea this weekend.

  • Why you should be bullish on European banks  Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of European equity strategy at BNP Paribas, expects "pretty significan" upside for European banks over the coming two to three years.

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