European Closing Bell


  • TSB will fuel local economy: CEO     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Paul Pester, CEO of TSB, says TSB is different from Lloyds, as all its savings will be used to "support the local economy", and discusses the possibility of a sale or listing.

  • Is there a 'leadership deficit'?     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Wan, CEO of Harvard Business Publishing, comments on a survey which shows that global business leaders are suffering from a crisis of confidence, and discusses what that implies.

  • Will tapering bring recession back?     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jonathan Compton, managing director at Bedlam Asset Management, says that while the investing environment is slowly returning to normal, U.S. tapering could push many markets back into recession.

  • BMW: Europe car sales stabilising     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ian Robertson, member of the board of management at BMW, explains how the dynamics of the car industry are beginning to shift, and discusses the outlook for electric car sales.

  • Why the G20 was very 'productive'     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Alexander Mirtchev, executive chairman at RUSI International, says the G20 was a "very interesting meeting", despite Syria overshadowing it.

  • Where will sterling head next?     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Chris Walker, FX strategist at Barclays, says that the U.K's recovery is now priced into the sterling, and says the Olympic bid win is another reason to short the Japanese yen.

  • Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the political situation in Italy, and explains how it's no longer such a destabilising factor for the market.

  • Italy needs stability: Unicredit CEO     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of Unicredit, tells CNBC, at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy, that a political crisis in Italy would threaten its economic recovery.

  • WTO boss: protectionism is increasing     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the WTO (World Trade Organization) discusses the uptick in global protectionism.

  • Can a weak US derail Europe's recovery?     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Antonia Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, discusses America's effect on the Europe's nascent rebound.

  • World trade 'another cause for concern'     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), explains why it has downgraded its world trade growth forecasts for 2013 and 2014.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, boosted by weak U.S. jobs data that assuaged fears of an imminent end to quantitative easing.

  • Europe is 'very interesting' now: pro     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Tim Harris, head of investment at Lloyds TSB Private Bank, discusses the rally seen in the first week of September and advises investing in European equities.

  • Franco Bernabe, CEO of Telecom Italia, comments on the "fragmented" European telecommunication sector and the political and economic situation in Italy.

  • Why the Fed will still taper in September     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, says Friday's disappointing nonfarm payrolls numbers were not as important as most think, and that the Fed is still on track for a September tapering.

  • Which sectors do well with rising yields     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, highlights the opportunities to be found in the U.K. within a rising yield environment.

  • Is the oil market overdoing Syria fears?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.

  • A technical look at the DAX     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, charts the performance of the "struggling" DAX index and of the 10-year German Bund.

  • Lack of BoE statement hit bonds: pro     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that U.K. bond yields surged on Thursday because the Bank of England did not release a statement following its rate decision.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England voted to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy.

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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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