European Closing Bell


  • Ireland on track for bailout exit: Minister     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Pascal Donohoe, Ireland's minister of state for European affairs, reaffirms Ireland's commitment to "getting out and staying out" of the bailout program, and says he's seeing the first signs of sustainable private sector job creation.

  • Greece must close 'fiscal gap': Asmussen     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Jorg Asmussen, member of the executive board at the ECB, says that Greece needs to close its "significant fiscal gap" by next year.

  • The US needs to be responsible: Olli Rehn     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Olli Rehn, economic and monetary affairs commissioner for the European Union, urges the U.S. to overcome its "fiscal deadlock" and says both Spain and Ireland should end their bailout programs "successfully", very shortly.

  • Merkel's crucial week in German government talks Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 3:40 AM ET

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to pick a new coalition partner this week before moving on to detailed negotiations that could produce a new German government within about two months.

  • And the world's top ranked bar is in...     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Christian Davis, editor of Drinks International and Alex Kratena, head bartender at Artesian Bar, discuss why Artesian is ranked the world's best bar.

  • How to invest in metals     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, commodities analyst at Barclays, discusses metal commodities and expects the current weakness in gold and silver prices to continue through 2014.

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

    European shares closed higher on Friday amid signs that U.S. lawmakers are moving closer to a deal to re-open the government and avoid a debt default.

  • Why you should buy gold     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, says that while most investors are selling gold, now is actually the perfect time to go long on the metal, due to the U.S. government shutdown.

  • Emerging markets: where to invest     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Bartosz Pawlowski, global head of EM strategy at BNP Paribas, lists his top emerging markets picks, including Poland, Israel and South Korea, as they are best primed to benefit from a European and U.S.recovery.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, posting their biggest gains for a month, as hopes grew that the U.S. would strike a short-term debt limit deal to stop the country defaulting.

  • Why the BoE is 'very well placed'     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Simon Hayes, chief U.K. economist at Barclays and Jonathan Portes, director of the NIESR, agree that the Bank of England should keep its current "policy setting" untouched for a while.

  • Why Goldman still prefers stocks     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Peter Oppenheimer, European equities strategist at Goldman Sachs, explains that he remains long equities over bonds, as growth becomes one of the main market drivers.

  • Europe deleveraging still big concern: Pro     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro zone economist at Barclays, highlights how fragile the European recovery is and how the deleveraging process is still "very complicated".

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday as investors balanced the ongoing U.S. budget deadlock against the news that Janet Yellen has been nominated the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

  • I'm OK with Obamacare: Papa John's CEO     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's, says his previous comments on Obamacare were misinterpreted by the press.

  • Gold's contribution to GDP is 'startling': Pro     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Terry Haymond, director of gold for development at the World Gold Council, talks about the global economic impact of gold, all along its production chain.

  • European market closes down     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday as the partial U.S. government shutdown, now in its eighth day, continued to weigh on investor sentiment.

  • Why a 'major decline' in stocks is unlikely     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says there could be "short-term weakness" in equities, due to the government shutdown, but a major decline in the stock market is unlikely.

  • IMF forecast: can it be trusted?     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, discusses the IMF's downwardly revised global growth forecasts, and whether Europe will continue to "flatline" next year.

  • Athens

    Greece might be confident that it will exit six years of recession in 2014, but the country's economic outlook remained worrying.

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