European Closing Bell


  • Market 'comfortable' with Summers     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yujiro Goto, senior FX strategist at Nomura, said markets were comfortable with the prospect of Larry Summers as the next Fed chief.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were higher in afternoon trade on Thursday, with investor sentiment boosted by earnings reports and gains seen in Asian stock markets.

  • UN report will not affect miliatary action     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Dana Allin, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic affairs at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, discusses the political impact of Western intervention in Syria.

  • Fed 'comfortable' with September taper     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, says the Fed will feel more comfortable about tapering in September on the back of good U.S. economic data.

  • Will Argentina repay its debt?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist at Exotix, discusses Argentina, following a court ruling that it must repay its $1.3 billion of debt to investors.

  • A technical look at US markets     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, charts the recent performance of the Dow and explains why investors should brace themselves for a "massive" drop in 2014.

  • European market closes down     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as riskier assets were shunned by investors on concerns about a possible military strike on Syria.

  • How Syria is weighing on markets     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEX Group, discusses the market's risk aversion, because of Syria, which could remain for the next two weeks.

  • Dollar/Yen move is 'pretty small': pro     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC, explains that the currency market is going through a "classic risk-off response" to concerns about tapering.

  • Syria: punitive strike to be launched soon?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Carney is not changing 'his path': pro     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, comments on John Carney's first official speech as Bank of England governor, and says it was a "reiteration" of what had already been said.

  • Is the market overdoing it on Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, says that a major reaction to Syrian news would be overdoing it, as the country is not linked to any commodity or resource.

  • In a rare outburst, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Greece should never have been allowed to join the single currency.

  • Dual-screen smartphone out soon: CEO     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    YotaPhone CEO Vlad Martynov introduces the Yotaphone smartphone, which is a "typical Android" phone—but with two screens.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares experienced their biggest daily drop in two months, and closed lower, on Tuesday amid fears of a possible U.S.-led military strike in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

  • Get ready for market decline: strategist     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the markets to start going lower and advises buying into the decline.

  • How oil prices could be impacted by Syria     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, says the situation in Syria is only relevant to oil prices if the tensions spread to other countries in the region.

  • West to intervene in Syria before week-end?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • US debt debate holding economy back: pro     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on the U.S. debt ceiling and the news that President Obama looks set to appoint Larry Summers as the next Fed chairman.

  • German business sentiment hits 16-month high Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The upswing in German business sentiment continued in August, according to data from Germany's Ifo Institute released on Tuesday.

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