European Closing Bell


  • Spain news trumps stress tests     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, highlights that with Spain returning to growth in the third quarter, all the euro zone countries that were bailed out are now out of recession.

  • How the ECB stress tests will hit markets     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International and Andrew Peaple, deputy European editor at the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, comment on the ECB stress tests.

  • Draghi: Europe needs banking transparency     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, discusses the "uneven and fragile" European recovery and the need for transparency in the banking sector.

  • Draghi: Taxpayers needn't worry     Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, says he is confident about putting backstops in place for banks, and how the U.K needs to remain in the European Union.

  • Nokia goes head-to-head with Samsung     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ian Fogg, senior analyst and head of mobile at IHS, comments on Nokia following its unveiling of six new products, and expects the smartphones to go head-to-head with Samsung and Sony.

  • Nokia unveils six new products     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    Nokia revealed six new products on Tuesday in Dubai, including smartphones and tablets, but Stephen Elop said the unveiling was unrelated to the Microsoft acquisition, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • 'Repurcussions' from Bill Gates' stake in FCC     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Juan Bejar Ochoa, CEO of FCC, discusses Bill Gates' announcement that he has taken a stake in the company, and how it has improved liquidity.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday following the latest U.S. labor report, which while disappointing, encouraged investors' hopes that the Federal Reserve will delay tapering off its monthly asset purchases.

  • UK construction recovery should continue     Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses U.K construction, which is beginning the pick-up, especially in the housing sector, and expects it to continue through the rest of this year into 2014.

  • Time to bet on Turkish banks?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while Turkish banks have underperformed European peers over the summer months, the worse is over for them now.

  • Oil prices to drop soon?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, expects oil prices to fall, as supply is "bursting out" but demand remains sluggish.

  • European market closes higher     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed near five-year highs on Monday, helped by gains from Philips and SAP, as well as encouraging U.S. housing data.

  • Antonio Pires de Lima, Portugal's economy minister, reiterates Portugal's commitment to reach its deficit target and says the government has made sure to comply with the constitution when drafting its budget.

  • UK's new nuclear plant: 'Not just a one-off'     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Edward Davey, U.K. secretary of state for energy, comments on the energy market following the announcement of a nuclear deal with EDF.

  • EDF will stay within budget, timeframe: CEO     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Henri Proglio, chairman and CEO of EDF, is confident the group will avoid overrunning on the construction of the U.K.'s Hinkley Point nuclear plant.

  • Olusegun Aganga, Nigerian minister of industry, trade and investment, says the Nigerian government has "an industrial revolution planned" as well as a "strong, robust" macro-economic background.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities staged a broad-based rally to close higher on Friday, as investor confidence was buoyed by Chinese growth data and expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will keep monetary stimulus unchanged for months.

  • US avoided 'recession and chaos'     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Funds, charts how even if the U.S. wouldn┬┐t have "technically defaulted" on October 17, a lack of deal would have resulted in recession and "chaos".

  • Chinese growth will slow again soon     Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jonathan Fenby, director of China research at Trusted Sources, discusses the Chinese economy following the release of a better-than-expected GDP data.

  • UK wants China to invest: Finance Minister     Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    George Osborne, U.K. finance minister, says that the Chinese could become the majority owners of a British nuclear power plant.

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