European Closing Bell


  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Autos and banking stocks helped European indexes to close slightly higher on Thursday, despite soft data from the euro zone and disappointing results from energy firm Royal Dutch Shell.

  • Young quit TV in droves: Vice Media CEO     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice Media, explains that the company has moved away from traditional TV story-telling in order to appeal to a young audience.

  • It's hard for entrepreneurs to expand     Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Niklas Zennstrom, Skype founder and CEO of Atomico, explains that the company aims to help its portfolio investments go global.

  • Games must adapt to technologies: Tony Hawk     Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk says video games have to adapt to new technologies and that monetizing them requires new approaches.

  • Growth not booming but coming back: Erste CEO     Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, says that central and Eastern Europe are performing better than most anticipated and expects non-performing loans to drop further.

  • Europe is Luxottica's 'star': CEO     Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Andrea Guerra, CEO of Luxottica the spectacle and sunglasses manufacturer, talks about the U.S. shutdown's impact on the group and how Europe has been the "unbelievable star" of the quarter.

  • Nasdaq still the 'home of tech': Vice President     Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Bruce Aust, executive vice president of Nasdaq, discusses Ireland's strengths in the technology sector from the Dublin Web Summit and why Nasdaq remains and will continue to be "the home of tech".

  • What words should investors be wary of?     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Terry Smith, CEO of Fundsmith, highlights that many businesses use words to divert attention from problems and says investors should be wary of these words and phrases.

  • London's St. James area to be revamped     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    James Cooksey, head of St. James's for the Crown Estate, talks about the program to revamp the neighborhood by investing in retail, new office spaces and restaurants.

  • UK to issue sovereign Islamic bonds     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Sajid Javid, financial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, says that by becoming the first non-Muslim country to issue Islamic bonds, the U.K. signals it wants a "bigger share of the fast-growing Islamic financial market".

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Tuesday thanks to strong earnings from BP and Saipem, as well as upbeat results from Finnish handset maker Nokia.

  • Peugeot has no 'short-term issue': CEO     Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot, discusses the car maker's partnership with Dongfeng, and says the group currently enjoys "very strong financial security".

  • Europe still a drag for Assa Abloy: CEO     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, comments on the group's earnings and highlights that it grew in all parts of the world except Europe, but that southern Europe is bottoming out.

  • Bankia CFO: The hard work has been done     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, talks about the group's results, how it has continued to reduce the level of its non-performing loans and how it's "fighting hard" despite "weak demand".

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European equities closed narrowly lower in a choppy trading session on Monday, as disappointing third quarter earnings weighed. However, stocks remained near 5-year highs.

  • Can the Fed keep the 'boat steady'?     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the upcoming FOMC meeting and says the key thing for the market will be assessing the "damage" from the "fiscal impasse".

  • Political pressure is important for RBS     Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, comments on U.K. banking and says the focus this week will be on RBS and what the Chancellor, George Osborne, will propose with regards to it.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday, but strong growth data from the U.K. helped pare losses.

  • Fed transparency has been 'atrocious'     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Larry McDonald, senior director at Newedge USA, says the Federal Reserve won't say anything important before the next chairman is installed in January, and that despite increased communication, there is "less visibility".

  • Currency markets await Fed meeting     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, expects the currency markets to gain more direction after the Federal Reserve's meeting.

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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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