European Closing Bell


  • Is Greece Heading for a New 'Political Crisis'?     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nikos Tsimpidas, political editor and union representative at ERA, the Greek National Broadcaster, comments on the actions taken to combat the shutdown of Greece's state broadcaster.

  • Why the Calm Over Istanbul Is 'Uneasy'     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Can Ertuna, reporter for NTV, quotes Turkish protestors as saying that the group meeting with the Prime Minister does not represent them, and describes the calm over Istanbul as "uneasy".

  • European Market Closes Lower     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, mirroring losses in U.S. markets, on continuing concerns about an imminent scaling back of ultra-loose monetary policies by central banks.

  • Market Overpricing European Risks: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, remains positive on European equities in the medium term and says that bonds are still "very expensive" and should fall in price.

  • How to Invest in European Bonds     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Darren Ruane, senior bond strategist at Investec Wealth & Investment, discusses the European bond market, but favours equities as they offer "real, good return".

  • Was the Greek Downgrade Inevitable?     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, comments on the downgrade of the Greek benchmark index to emerging market status, and says that the market is going through an unwinding of the quantitative easing carry trade.

  • Why Vodafone Needed a 'Bold' Move     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Francesco Radicati, Europe analyst at Informa, describes Vodafone's deal with Kabel Deutschland as "bold" and highlights that the company has limited scope to expand in Germany.

  • Tapering Fears Have Been 'Overblown': Pro     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, highlights that it's impossible to predict what the impact of the Fed's tapering will be and says markets' fears about tapering have been "overblown".

  • European Market Closes Lower     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday, on ongoing concerns about the scaling back of monetary stimulus programs by central banks.

  • How Democratic Is Turkey?     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Tunc Aybak, leader of the international politics program at Middlesex University, says that despite social changes, the Turkish government has become less democratic and the gap between rich and poor has widened.

  • Is the Bond Market Stabilizing?     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, explains that the bond market is "in the process of stabilisation" and describes how it's likely to move for the rest of the year.

  • How to Explain The Market Sell-Off     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, says the sell-off across asset classes is a "well established pattern" when summer is approaching and expects the rest of the year to be "dull".

  • Charting USD/JPY and GBP/USD     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, explains with charts why he is positive on both the USD/JPY and GBP/USD for now.

  • Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.

  • European Market Closes Slightly Lower     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, dragged down by miners following warnings from analysts that Chinese growth would slow further after weaker than expected trade data.

  • Equities to Continue Higher: Pro     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, expects stocks to stabilize before continuing to drift higher in the coming weeks.

  • Curbing Climate Change With Technology: IEA     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA, talks about the need for policymakers to act now to tackle climate change and how they're hoping to get emerging countries involved.

  • Maersk Oil Launches Video Game     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jakob Thomasen, CEO of Maersk Oil, says that by launching a video game, Quest for Oil, he hopes to explain the oil industry to the masses and perhaps bridge a skill shortage gap.

  • Could the Dollar Benefit From Early Tapering?     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses S&P's upgrade of the U.S., the dollar and Japan's GDP revision.

  • Why the OMT Program Is 'a Mirage'     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says another round of haircuts in Greece is not going to happen and describes the ECB's OMT program as "a mirage".

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  • Join Louisa Bojesen for a fast-paced, dynamic wrap up to the trading day. European Closing Bell gives an in-depth analysis of the day's market action and includes expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Reporting live from London on the day's financial and business events, Closing Bell also includes live contribution and analysis from across Europe. Get involved in the program and e-mail your questions and comments to the show: Europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.

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