European Closing Bell


  • Should UK house inflation be capped?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, explains why he thinks the Bank of England should not allow house prices to rise more than 5 percent annually.

  • France is not EU's 'sick child': minister     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    Pierre Moscovici, France finance minister, explains that growth should be the global priority, and argues that the country is not "the sick child of Europe", and is reforming fast.

  • Cyprus is 'out of danger': minister     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Harris Georgiades, Cyprus's finance minister, says the country's resilience has exceeded expectations, as the island is now "out of the danger zone" and has entered a "stabilization phase".

  • Currencies: forget the dollar?     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, explains there is "not much juice left in the dollar", and advises getting back into risk.

  • Why tapering is 'the beginning of the end'     Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says tapering is the "beginning of the end" and that investors will start talking about exit strategy and rate hike as soon as it starts.

  • How companies are too short-sighted     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Paul Simpson, CEO of CDP, highlights that there is a financial case for companies to curb their greenhouse emissions, but that there are not listening to it.

  • What could harmonizing cycles mean?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo, says that many trades fail because of settlement cycles and adds that when Europe harmonizes its cycle on the U.S. it will "mitigate risk".

  • Oil prices to ease up: expert     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Antoine Halff, editor of IEA's monthly Oil Market Report, comments on the oil market and says prices should ease as a lot more supply is expected to arrive on the market.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed off session lows on Thursday, after investor confidence took a hit earlier in the session with the release of weaker-than-expected euro zone data.

  • Tapering is not that important: pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, expects the Fed to announce tapering at the next meeting but reiterates that the impact from tapering has already happened.

  • Greek shipping still going strong: Minister     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, explains how the Greek shipping sector remains "one of the success stories" of Greece and can help bring the country out of recession.

  • Will capping roaming charges hurt consumers?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    James Allen, head of regulation at Analysys Mason, doubts that capping roaming charges will be beneficial for the consumer as operators will have "to get their money back somewhere".

  • Does Europe need more LTRO?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, discuss the possibility of another LTRO programme from the ECB.

  • A technical look at the sterling     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the performance of the British pound and advises buying into its weakness as it is overbought.

  • Feeding Britain's future     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore and Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of IGD, discuss the 'Feeding Britain's Future' scheme which aims to introduce young unemployed people to opportunities in the food industry.

  • Moleskine CEO: Bigger worries than Italy     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.

  • European market closes slightly higher     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed narrowly higher on Wednesday, having paused after rallying on Tuesday due to waning fears of imminent military action in Syria.

  • Is the EM sell-off justified?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.

  • Gold market expects tapering: strategist     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses metal commodities and says gold should rally if tapering does not start soon.

  • Rising yields is sign of growth: pro     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, expects sovereign yields to continue rising as part of the "normalization" process, and discusses corporate bonds.

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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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