European Closing Bell


  • Putin defiant on spending plan despite Russia downturn Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.

  • Europe's recovery is still weak: IMF  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.

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

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street in late trade, after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January.

  • Norway's high-yield market better than US?  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.

  • Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.

  • 2014: record year for IPOs?  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.

  • Europe markets close lower  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.

  • Are UK housing bubble fears justified?  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, the chief economist of RICS, discusses the U.K.'s housing shortage and what it means for prices.

  • Ukraine will 'burn bridges' if uses violence  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Linas Linkevicius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, says the Ukrainian government will "burn all its bridges" with the European Union if it uses violence against protestors.

  • Barclays: How to invest in 2014  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, explains why the bank is overweight Europe and emerging markets and underweight the U.S.

  • Slim Feriani talks frontier markets  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Renowned investor Slim Feriani, the CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, tells CNBC why he likes riskier frontier markets best at the moment.

  • Inmarsat launches landmark satellite  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.

  • World cup: How to place your bets  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Alex Donohue, spokesman for Ladbrokes, tells football fans how he thinks they should place their bets for Next Year's World Cup.

  • Nightclub app to revolutionize clubbing?  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.

  • Italy to export its way out of the crisis?  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, says Italy should use its strong manufacturing sector to export its way out of the crisis.

  • Jobs data won't trigger early taper: Pro  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jose Wynne, head of foreign exchange research at Barclays, says that Friday's jobs number is not strong enough to trigger an early start to Federal Reserve tapering.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

  • Fed won't taper until 2014: Investor  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, chief investment officer for Europe at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, says economic data from the U.S. is still not strong enough to lead the Federal Reserve to start tapering its asset purchases this year rather than next.

  • Austerity dragging less on UK: Economist  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    Thursday's Autumn Budget in the U.K. suggests fiscal austerity is dragging less on the economy than previously, says Melanie Baker, an economist with Morgan Stanley.

  • Countries rely on euro fluctuations: Economist  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    Thorsten Polleit, chief economist at Degussa Goldhandel, says some countries in peripheral Europe are reliant on currency fluctuations.

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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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