European Closing Bell


  • Former Ireland rugby player Ronan O'Gara said you need to be competitive because when you're at the top "they like to knock you down."

  • UK floods could cost insurers over $1 billion: Pro  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jeremy Haynes, insurance partner at Deloitte, says that if the flooding in the U.K. continues, the costs to insurers could surpass $1 billion.

  • Geopolitical risks to oil have 'subsided': Pro  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, global head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the geopolitical risks to oil have subsided, but are not completely removed.

  • Europe earnings 'paramount' to stock strength: Pro  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says European earnings have been diverse and will be the real driver of stock strength in Europe this year.

  • Carney's guidance 'wasn't doing anything'  Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says it was not detrimental for Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to adjust his forward guidance as "it wasn't doing anything anyway."

  • Sebastien Galy, senior currency strategist at Societe Generale, says Switzerland's strong economy has relied on productive labor from around Europe and the latest vote to restrict immigration will be "negative" for the Swiss economy.

  • Shoppers returning to 'bricks and mortar': Pro  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Sarah Quinlan, group head and senior vice president of MasterCard Advisors, says that although online sales continue to grow, consumers are also returning to physical stores in the U.K.

  • Europe shares close mixed ahead of Yellen report  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Monday, steadying after a two-session bounce, as investors awaited a speech from new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen which could shed light on the pace at which the central bank will trim stimulus.

  • Expect stronger guidance from the Fed: Pro  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Andrew Balls, CIO and managing director of PIMCO, discusses trading ideas ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's appearance in front of Congress.

  • Investors eyeing up UK equities: Pro  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ashish Misra, head of investment policy at Lloyds Bank Private Banking, says the bank's monthly survey on investor sentiment is "heartening", showing investors are eyeing up U.K. stocks.

  • Will German banks survive the stress tests?  Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Edmund Salvesen, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, and Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discuss the upcoming bank stress tests in Europe.

  • Should the Netherlands exit the EU?  Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Mark Pragnell, head of commissioned projects at Capital Economics, argues that the Netherlands would be better off if it exited the euro zone and European Union.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher for a second day on Friday, as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for January, and as steelmaker Arcelormittal surged on optimistic 2014 forecasts.

  • Urbanization key trend for Assa Abloy: CEO  Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Johan Molin, Assa Abloy CEO, says Europe is "bottoming out" and highlights that urbanization, especially in emerging markets, is supporting the group "very much."

  • Is this good news for the ECB?  Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at Open Europe, discusses the ECB and euro zone after the German constitutional court transferred the OMT case to the European court.

  • Veolia's debt is at 'correct level': CEO  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Antoine Frérot, CEO of Veolia, says that the group has now done all that it "needed to do."

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England kept their main interest rates unchanged, while U.S. stocks rallied on positive news ahead of jobs data tomorrow.

  • ECB had 'no real reason to act': Pro  Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Reint Gropp, professor at Goethe University says the ECB's decision to leave interest rates unchanged is "not really a surprise" as there's "no real reason to act now."

  • Sub-Sahara is Africa's 'juicy part': Pro  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking in Africa at Citi, discusses growth and investment opportunities in Africa and says the Sub-Sahara region is "the juicy part."

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday afternoon, as business activity in the euro zone expanded at its fastest pace since June 2011 in January, with stocks in Greece staging a rally on the back of a media report suggesting the maturity of loans to Athens could be extended.

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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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