European Closing Bell


  • Crowdfunding for SMEs     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Nicola Horlick, CEO of Money&Co, says the new crowdfunding platform will see individuals lending money to SMEs and setting the interest rate themselves.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday as investors continued to fret over mixed signals from U.S. Federal Reserve officials regarding its bond-buying operations.

  • Million dollar donations bounced back in 2012     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Maya Prabhu, managing director at Coutts Institute, talks about a report revealing that million-dollar donations bounced back in 2012, totalling over $19 billion internationally.

  • Why October was good for hedge funds     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stuart Feffer, co-head of Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, explains why October was a good month for hedge funds and which strategies have done well.

  • European market closes down     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed down on Tuesday, as weak corporate results halted a recent rally, and as China unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade.

  • US to become top oil producer in 2016     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director at the International Energy Agency, expects the U.S. to become the world's top oil producer by 2016 and says the Middle East will need a lot of investments to supply booming Asian demand.

  • Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, discusses the U.K. economy ahead of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, as inflation falls to its lowest level in over a year.

  • London is global hub for high-skilled workers     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Angus Knowles-Cutler, London senior partner at Deloitte, reveals that London is the biggest global hub in high-skill employment and that it faces several constraints if it continues to grow as expected.

  • European market closes higher     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday following a brief sell-off last week over concerns of the early reduction in the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus program, and with significant gains from the healthcare sector.

  • Viropharma is 'strategic fit' for Shire: CEO     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Flemming Ornskov, CEO of Shire Pharmaceutical, says that its latest acquisition, Viropharma, is a "strategic fit" whose main product should become a growth engine.

  • Philippines: Impact on GDP is 'substantial'     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.

  • Hearsay expanding into mobile: CEO     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, explains that Hearsay helps organizations manage high volumes of social media traffic and highlights that the company has started to expand in Europe.

  • Why the Chinese Plenum is a 'landmark event'     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    James Kynge, principal for China Confidential at the Financial Times, expects rural sector reforms to come out of the Chinese Plenum, which would have an "enormous effect" on both the Chinese and global economies.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed down on Friday after a better-than-expected figure for nonfarm payrolls was released in the U.S., fueling investor speculation about the tapering of the Federal Reserve stimulus measures.

  • Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, says its Brazilian business is a "core asset" and says the group has a lot of investment to do in the future.

  • S&P cuts France's sovereign credit rating Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts France sovereign credit rating to AA from AA+.

  • Fed only temporarily 'on hold': Economist     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Trading, expects the U.S. employment report to be weak but says the U.S. economy should to be "back on track" before long.

  • European market closes flat     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed flat on Thursday, despite initially rallying after the European Central Bank cut its main interest rate to 0.25 percent from 0.50 percent.

  • ECB has proved it's listening: Renault CEO     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, says that by cutting its rate, the ECB has shown it is listening to the market and helping Europe's "slow recovery".

  • BoE move would have been 'outstanding'     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.

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