European Closing Bell


  • US shale gas story is 'live and well': Pro   Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    US shale gas story is 'live and well': Pro

    There is a lot of "pricing power" in the services sector of U.S. shale gas, due to a limited pool of expertise, according to Edmund Shing, equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group.

  • Sarkozy’s legal woes: Au revoir presidential hopes? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    Nicolas Sarkozy's latest entry to the headlines may put a stop to his presidential ambitions.

  • How to invest in renewable energy   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    How to invest in renewable energy

    Peter Dickson, technical director at Glennmont Partners, says he invests in renewable energy infrastructure projects such as wind farms, and that yields are "quite predictable".

  • Is BoE forward guidance working?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Is BoE forward guidance working?

    Pat McFadden, a U.K. Labour Party politician, discusses the Bank of England's forward guidance, which he says has failed to provide "clarity and certainty".

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, with investors buoyed by upbeat Chinese and U.S. economic data, and a sanctions settlement by French bank BNP Paribas.

  • EasyJet investing in capacity: Pro   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    EasyJet investing in capacity: Pro

    John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, says the market over-reacted to easyJet's downgrade, and discusses the European airlines sector.

  • 'Heavy penalty' for BNP Paribas: Pro   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    'Heavy penalty' for BNP Paribas: Pro

    Benoit de Broissia, portfolio manager at KNL Richelieu, says there seems to be a "direct correlation" between BNP Paribas's dollar transactions and the size of its fine.

  • UK is best off in EU: Schauble   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    UK is best off in EU: Schauble

    A Brexit would be more of a "catastrophe" for the U.K. than it would be for the EU says Wolgang Schauble, German finance minister.

  • No 'summer lull' this year?   Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    No 'summer lull' this year?

    George Godber, fund manager at Miton Group, says a "summer lull" in markets is unlikely this year, and outlines his U.K.-focused strategy as well as his top asset picks.

  • Ukraine ceasefire ends: Why you should worry Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The crisis in Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines briefly, but the increasing risks it poses shouldn’t be far from investors’ minds.

  • EM equities to climb higher?   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    EM equities to climb higher?

    James Hartop, group managing director for corporate client solutions in EMEA at UBS, says there could be some upside for emerging markets equities in the second half of the year.

  • European market closes flat   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed flat on Monday, at the start of a week packed with important economic data, starting with euro zone inflation figures.

  • Iraq 'heading for disintegration': Pro   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Iraq 'heading for disintegration': Pro

    Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, discusses Iraq and says the turmoil in the country is part of a wider trend for the disintegration of borders.

  • Bulgaria: More about politics than banking?   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Bulgaria: More about politics than banking?

    David Hauner of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research comments on the bank runs in Bulgaria, and says they are likely related to the Ukraine/Russia crisis.

  • Wimbledon controversy over 'all-white' rule   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Wimbledon controversy over 'all-white' rule

    Glenn Lovett, president of global strategy at Repucom, discusses how Wimbledon's all-white rule forces sportswear designers to innovate.

  • Chilango issues Burrito bonds   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Chilango issues Burrito bonds

    Eric Partaker, co-founder of Chilango, discusses the company's crowdfunding campaign through the issuance of "Burrito bonds".

  • European markets close slightly higher   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European markets close slightly higher

    European markets finished slightly up on Friday afternoon, after wobbling around the flat line throughout the day.

  • What Juncker's EU nomination means for the UK   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    What Juncker's EU nomination means for the UK

    Andrew Lilico, director at Europe Economics, comments on the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker for the position of Commission President by EU leaders, and what this means for the U.K

  • Markets to 'go further from here': Pro   Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Markets to 'go further from here': Pro

    Simon Smiles, CIO of ultra high net worth at UBS, says the market rallies can go further from here, despite a "pretty good" first half of the year.

  • E-cig potential is 'dramatic': Pro   Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    E-cig potential is 'dramatic': Pro

    Tom Metzold, portfolio manager at Eaton Vance, says tobacco-maker will have to branch out of traditional cigarettes as the potential for e-cigarettes is "dramatic".

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