European Closing Bell


  • Greens have 'funny ideas': CDU deputy chair     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of Germany's CDU party, comments on the search for a new coalition partner, the Green Party's "funny ideas" and how the CDU "can't give up too much" when negotiating.

  • Don't listen to central bankers too much: pro     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Andrew Parry, CEO of Hermes Sourcecap, advises the market to stop listening so closely to central bankers, which would help the bond market to "get its mojo back".

  • European markets close lower     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower after a choppy day of trade on Monday, as uncertainty over the formation of a coalition government in Germany weighed on markets.

  • Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of the CDU, discusses how difficult it will be for the CDU to find a new coalition partner and how it's unlikely to be the Green party because of its "funny ideas".

  • Greece needs a 'growth clause': opposition     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Yiannis Millios, economic advisor to Greece's SYRIZA Party, tells CNBC that the country needs to "change course", have new elections and negotiate for a new debt agreement with a "growth clause".

  • German competitiveness on the decline?     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Michael Huther, director of the Institute of the German Economy, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have to compromise on labor market reforms, and that Germany needs to work on its competitiveness.

  • Why the FOMC has 'gained credibility'     Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Didier Duret, global CIO at ABN Amro Private Banking, explains that the lack of clarity from central banks is a good thing as it gives them "discretion to act".

  • Germany: Wurst wars ahead?     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    The German Green party has suggested a national vegetarian day. CNBC took to the street to ask Germans what they think of the proposal.

  • European market closes lower     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday, after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank could taper its $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program in October.

  • How Greek red tape still hinders business     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Jason Bontempo of Glory Resources, discusses red tape in Greece and explains why any foreign company should closely watch the local elections taking place in the country.

  • Greece is 'open for business': minister     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Notis Mitarachi, Greek deputy development minister, says Greece is "absolutely open for business" and has reduced its red tape with a fast-track law for big projects.

  • German coalition: what does the SDP want?     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Artur Fischer, joint CEO of the Berlin Bourse, highlights how tight the election race is in Germany and discusses what it would mean for the social democrats to be in the ruling coalition.

  • Uncertainty may loom for Germany     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Peter Schaffrik, head of European interest rate strategy at RBC, says that even if the current German coalition gets back to power in Germany, its majority might be so tiny that it could bring uncertainty.

  • Stocks still trading on 'cheap side': pro     Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says equities remain the "most exciting asset class" and advises on how to position your portfolio in emerging markets.

  • Syria diplomacy backed by force?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.

  • Is dovish talk sign of Yellen moving in?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Andrew Balls, head of European portfolio management at Pimco, questions whether the "very dovish" talk from the Fed is a sign that Yellen is next in line and says the U.S. bond curve remains attractive.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared gains but close higher on Thursday, with trade in the U.S. choppy, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.

  • UK consumers spending more: economist     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.

  • Why Europe remains most attractive     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, says European equities offer the most value.

  • Get ready for the 'Age of the Unretired'     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Christine Foyster, head of wealth management at HSBC U.K., comments on HSBC's retirement survey, which revealed that fewer people expect to be able to fully retire, especially in the U.K.

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