European Closing Bell


  • All iPhones to get Beats  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, thinks Apple's latest move to include music-streaming service Beats on all iPhones is a good move as it will surpass iTunes "old-fashioned" downloading service.

  • Is there any momentum in the euro zone?  Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Stubbs, global markets strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, talks about his reaction to today's PMI data, saying that there is little or no"economic momentum" in euro zone.

  • The rich hold too much wealth in cash  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Simon Smiles of UBS Wealth Management, says ultra-high net wealth individuals still hold "25 percent" of their assets in cash, which is higher than the company would recommend.

  • Iran: A promising market?  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Matthew Spivack, Middle East and North Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, explains why Iran is a promising market to enter.

  • Europe closes flat to lower ahead of Fed minutes  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed flat to lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the minutes from the last Federal Reserve policy meeting.

  • Groupon won't compare itself to Amazon  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Tamer Tamar, president of EMEA Operations at Groupon, talks about how Groupon has "re-platformed" its business during Summer 2014, to make its services faster and easier to manoevure.

  • Italian loans have a demand problem  Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Sam Theodore, managing director of financial institutions at Scope Ratings, says that lending is still contracting in Italy because there is a "demand problem".

  • Cyberattacks on satellites?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Patricia Lewis, research director at Chatham House, says the possibility of cyberattacks on satellites is of "great concern".

  • Why Scotch whisky is worth protecting  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stella David, CEO of Glenfiddich, says Scotch whisky companies have to plan for sales 30 years in advance, and must protect their brands.

  • OPEC deal in the cards?  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, predicts OPEC will come up with a deal to tackle plunging oil prices, following its "major efforts" in recent days.

  • Europe closes positive as German data beats  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed in positive territory on Tuesday as new data for Germany beat expectations and buoyed investor sentiment.

  • How to persuade Europe's banks to lend  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BaFin President Elke Koenig discusses the issues preventing European banks from lending more.

  • Long-term fiscal prospects for Japan  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mike Jakeman, global analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Japan's recent decision to delay the sales tax hike, and to call a snap election.

  • German investor morale rockets ahead of forecasts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:34 AM ET

    German investor morale rose sharply in November, signaling that economists and analysts believe the worst is behind the euro zone's largest economy.

  • Putin ‘ready for dialogue’: Russian bank CEO Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:13 AM ET
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 summit in Brisbane November 16, 2014.

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin is ready to have talks about resolving the Ukrainian crisis, one of Russia’s best-known businessmen has told CNBC.

  • Actavis, Allergan are a 'strategic fit'  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Áine Slowey, senior analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, discusses Actavis' decision to buy Allergan for $65.5 billion, saying that Actavis has demonstrated a "strong commitment" to R&D.

  • 'Excellent' detection of bird flu  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Alex Thiermann, president of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission, talks about the recent outbreak of bird flu, saying that there was "an excellent surveillance system".

  • European shares close higher after Draghi speaks  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reiterated that he was willing to do more to stimulate the euro zone economy if necessary.

  • Where's the German economy headed?  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Markus Kerber, director general at the Federation of German Industries, says that both Germany and Europe are in a "transitional stage", but adds that there will be "an increased growth rate" in Germany at the end of next year.

  • Not sensible to ignore wishes of Germany  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Juergen Stark, former member of the Executive Board at the European Central Bank, says some council members are "reluctant" to purchase government bonds, and their opinions must be "taken into account".

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