European Closing Bell


  • China has its 'strongest leader in 20 years'  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jonathan Fenby, managing director for the China team at Trusted Sources, highlights that Xi Jinping is a "big contrast" to his predecessor, and explains what it means for China.

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

    European equities closed higher on Thursday as investors around the world reacted to the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low rates while winding down its stimulus program.

  • Will equities continue to rally?  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans Stoter, CIO at ING Investment Management, says that the "next leg up" for equities will have to come from earnings growth, as valuations are fair.

  • Can gold bounce back in 2014?  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Marcus Grubb, managing director for investment research and marketing at the World Gold Council, admits that 2013 was very challenging for gold and discusses expectations for 2014.

  • Treasurys to grind higher in 2014: Strategist  Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Thanos Papasavvas, strategist for fixed income and currencies at Investec Asset Management, explains why he expects 10-year Treasurys to gradually move higher through 2014.

  • BoE may skew rate debate back to inflation: PIMCO  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Mike Amey, portfolio manager at PIMCO, says the Bank of England has some "tricky messaging ahead" regarding forward guidance, as the unemployment threshold looms.

  • What Russia's aid package means for Ukraine  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Lilit Gevorgyan, senior economist at IHS Global Insight, discusses the Russian aid package for Ukraine which includes bond buying and reduced gas prices, and what it means for the Ukrainian economy.

  • Don't expect a Fed change in policy: Economist  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, chief economist at Sterne Agee, says the Fed is unlikely to taper for a while as the U.S. labor market has yet to show "irrefutable evidence" that it's on the mend.

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday, recouping the previous day's losses, as investors prepared for the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's final policy meeting of the year.

  • Euro zone to have common backstop: Moscovici  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, France's finance minister, discusses the banking plans discussed by euro zone finance ministers, including a common backstop.

  • Is the euro zone 'moving backwards?'  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, chief European economist at Barclays, explains why he hopes the European Parliament won't accept the banking union deal proposed by the Eurogroup.

  • How much is Santa worth?  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance, estimates that "Brand Santa" is worth around $1.6 trillion - some twenty times the size of Apple.

  • Commodities to do better in 2014?  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Kevin Norrish, head of commodities research for EMEA and Asia at Barclays, says that 2013 was a tough year for commodities, and while 2014 will be difficult, "things are gradually getting better."

  • China is still the 'land of opportunities'  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, says that China remains a "land of opportunities" and selects the stocks he thinks should do well in Asia in the future.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.

  • Discretionary sector to do well in 2014: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European equities at Kepler Chevreux, says that in 2014, discretionary products should do particularly well as the consumer mood improves globally.

  • Lots of mobile innovations ahead: ARM CEO  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, says there is lots of innovation ahead at the high-end of mobiles devices and discusses the group's outlook for 2014.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities ended the day slightly lower on Friday after a day of flattish trade, as investors continued to speculate over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to unwind its bond-buying program.

  • 'Nothing has been done' in Ireland: CEO  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.

  • Is political uncertainty growing in the UK?  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, warns that the U.K. is likely to face several political challenges in 2014.

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