European Closing Bell


  • Funding for Lending impact in UK     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday, with the expulsion of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from the Italian Senate fuelling hopes of stability, and after a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.

  • Should you be cautious on equities?     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gautam Batra, CIO at Signia, explains why he is cautious on equities going into year-end, and why he is overweight on cash.

  • How the German gov will hurt the economy     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Volker Treier, deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, argues that the proposed German coalition would lead to a loss of competitiveness.

  • Where to invest in 2014     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global of equity trading strategy at Citi, forecasts less upside for equities in the U.S. in 2014 than in Europe or emerging markets, as it has already "rallied so much."

  • Winning Expo 2020 is what Dubai needed     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about how winning the Expo 2020 bid is a "key milestone" for Dubai, as it will create a "new wave of sustainable growth."

  • Why investors are so bullish on equities     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Guillermo Felices, head of European asset allocation at Barclays, explains why investors' bullishness towards equities is very strong at the moment.

  • A technical look at the Nikkei     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the Japanese Nikkei and explains why it's like looking like "deja-vu."

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities were higher on Wednesday with investors boosted by strong earnings, a coalition deal in Germany, and strong performances from U.S. stocks continuing.

  • Italy... without Berlusconi?     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.

  • UK recovery has its skeptics     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, casts doubts on the sustainability of the U.K.'s recovery, as the housing market remains "lumpy."

  • The euro was a 'straightjacket': Zapatero     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the euro was a "straightjacket" for Spain at the beginning of the crisis.

  • Scotland will be better off than UK: MP     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Keith Brown, Scotland's minister for Transport and Veterans, defends Scotland's independence bid and refutes claims its economy would be weakened, due to the country's rich resources.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday following worse-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data and mixed corporate earnings, which saw Remy Cointreau and Hugo Boss fall.

  • Greek port deal paves way for privatization: Minister Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    The latest deal with China over Greece's largest container shipping port signals strong confidence in the country, the Greek shipping minister said.

  • Euclid Tsakalotos, member of the Greek parliament for Syriza, discusses the Greek bailout and says creditors hope the country is not on track, as it allows them to pile on the pressure for more reforms.

  • The euro was made for Germany: Ex PM     Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the problem with the euro zone is that its monetary policy pre-crisis was designed to aid Germany, rather than other countries like Spain.

  • UK commercial property 'one step behind'     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The recovery in commercial real estate has lagged that of residential in the U.K., says Jeffrey Rubin, the chief financial officer of Movehut, an online portal for commercial property.

  • Iran deal 'much ado about nothing'     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of oil research at BNP Paribas, says the interim Iran nuclear deal is "much ado about nothing" and oil prices will still rise.

  • UK to cap 'payday' loan rates     Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Matthew Lawrence, a research fellow at the U.K.'s Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses a forthcoming law to cap the astronomic interest rates lenders can charge on so-called payday loans.

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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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