European Closing Bell


  • Ignazio Visco, governor at the Bank of Italy, says the Italian recovery is weak but on track and that banks need to continue their efforts to increase provisions and capital ratios.

  • Margins big issue for steel: Severstal CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alexei Mordashov, CEO at Severstal, expects a "significant" increase in steel demand in 2014 but says the problem for steel companies are the margins due to overcapacity.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Thursday following disappointing data from the U.S., with manufacturing growth slowing in January.

  • 'Not all doom and gloom' for India's economy: Fin min  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Palaniappan Chidambaram, India's finance minister, says that he would rather go into the upcoming elections as "an underdog" than on a triumphant note.

  • Metal sector needs 'discipline': Rusal CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO at Rusal, explains that the aluminium sector needs supply-side "discipline" to recover.

  • Italy coming out of 'severe recession': Fin min  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's finance minister, says that Italy is now recovering and that measures have been taken to facilitate youth employment and lending to SMEs.

  • Russian risk premium is unwarranted: USM CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Farhad Moshiri, chairman at USM, says that lack of communication is keeping investors away from Russia.

  • Philips will connect home to hospital: CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Frans Van Houten, CEO at Royal Philips Electronics, says the healthcare market is "very exciting" and provides many opportunities, especially using the "internet of things."

  • Europe's energy sector needs 'stability': Pro  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Ignacio Galan, CEO at Iberdrola, says that what the European energy sector needs most is "stability" and warns the UK opposition party's proposal for price caps could cause an energy crisis.

  • Elections will focus on job creation: Swedish PM  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Fredrik Reinfeldt, Sweden's prime minister, says job creation will be the main campaign issue and that Swedes want better welfare and living conditions.

  • Italy's problems are not all sorted: Unicredit CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Federico Ghizzoni, CEO at Unicredit, says that while Italy is recovering, it will do so at a slower pace than most European countries, and also discusses the Italian banking sector.

  • Iranian oil won't flood market: Saudi's fin min  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Ibrahim Adbul Aziz Al Assaf, Saudi Arabia's finance minister, says that Iranian oil will not "flood" the market and that agreeing on an increase will "take some time."

  • 2014 to 2017 'excellent years' for oil?  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Mohammed Al-Mady, CEO at SABIC, says that U.S. shale "is a challenge for us and we have to be in the challenge" and that he believes 2014 to 2017 will be "excellent years."

  • Regulation needs a 'holistic' approach: Quarta  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Roberto Quarta, chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Europe, IMI and chairman elect at Smith & Nephew, says overregulation and macro-uncertainty kept companies from investing.

  • EM ex-BRIC: Where are the opportunities?  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Mustafa Adbel-Wadood, partner at Abraaj Group, specialises in emerging markets and says there are a lot of opportunities but that they are "very nuanced."

  • Russian market a 'gift for foreign investors'?  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:42 AM ET

    Herman Gref, CEO at Sberbank, says there are a lot of concerns about the slowdown of the Russian economy but the country is a "gift to foreign investors."

  • We 'have to be on our guard': BAE CEO  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sir Roger Carr, chairman at BAE Systems, says that while the economy is "hugely better", people should still be on their guard.

  • Investments in Russia are growing again: Minister  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia's minister of economic development, expects growth to reach 2.5 percent in 2014 due to higher exports and increased investments.

  • Tech is not cyclical: Tata Consultancy CEO  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO at Tata Consultancy Services, says that there are opportunities in every market thanks to the fast rate of change in the tech industry.

  • Europe remains 'key' market in banking: BAML  Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says that U.S.-exposed banks are benefiting from the U.S.'s better underlying environment but that Europe remains a "long-term game."

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