European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investor sentiment still subdued as concerns weighed about U.S. borrowing.

  • 'Everyone' knows banks need more capital: Pro     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Olly Burrows, a senior banks analyst at Rabobank, discusses European banking, after a report revealed that the majority of global capital shortfalls comes from Europe.

  • How stock prices move on interest rates     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Funds, explains the correlation between interest rates and stock prices.

  • Fears France's budget will hit its economy Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 7:12 AM ET

    France presented its budget for 2014 introducing far-reaching spending cuts and shifting the tax burden from French businesses to households.

  • Labour reveals its plans for the UK     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie recounts U.K. opposition leader Ed Milliband's conference speech, and his plans for the economy should the Labour Party win the next national elections.

  • Will Russia approve use of force in Syria?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ayham Kamel, Middle East analyst at Eurasia Group, discusses the U.S./Russia talks over Syria and how Western countries need to appear strong.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday after the release of economic data from Germany.

  • Is the US heading for a correction?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Franscesco Filia, CEO and CIO at Fasanara Capital, says a market correction is "long overdue", especially in expensive markets like the U.S.

  • US stocks will rise further: Pro     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager for core fixed income at ING Investment Management, says the equity markets remain "well supported", and expects the U.S. market to continue to grow.

  • Social Democrats to be Merkel's partner: Pro     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    John Peet, Europe Editor at The Economist, expects the Social Democrats to become Merkel's junior coalition partner, but says it will be difficult as they didn't like their role in the previous coalition.

  • What forward guidance works best?     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, discusses forward guidance and explains why the ECB might have the "most effective" version.

  • Temperature rises in Athens amid 48-hour strike Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    Tensions are rising in Athens as public-sector workers walked out on a 48-hour strike, leaving hospitals and schools with very few staff.

  • 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.

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