European Closing Bell


  • Without intervention, Syria will spiral: pro     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House, discusses the U.S.'s stance on Syria, and says that whatever happens, political risk will keep on rising.

  • How much portfolio risk should you opt for?     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, advises investors to reduce the overall risk level in one's portfolio, but still keep a certain amount of cyclicality.

  • SocGen CEO: Europe still needs reforms     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Frederic Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, says that despite stabilizing, Europe still needs structural reforms.

  • Jobs data key for Treasurys: broker     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, explains that the upcoming U.S. job number is key as it could send Treasurys above the 3 percent level.

  • Mickey Mouse latest victim of Greek crisis Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    The Greek edition of the Mickey Mouse magazine has become the latest victim of the country's economic crisis after its publisher announced that it would halt the publication after 47 years.

  • What the two big M&As demonstrate     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Lothar Mentel, CIO of Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says that the two big M&As announced on Monday and Tuesday show that cash is "finally getting spent".

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down in choppy trade on Tuesday, while shares in mobile device maker Nokia surged 35 percent after Microsoft confirmed it will purchase the firm's mobile business for $7.2 billion.

  • Syria: humanitarian crisis grows     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Over two million Syrians are estimated to have left their country since the conflict began and fears are growing that a Western military strike would exacerbate violence in the region. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.

  • Why Nokia deal gets Finland's approval     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Alex Stubb, Finland's minister for European Affairs and foreign trade, says Nokia is part of Finland's "DNA" and that the deal proposed is "actually quite good".

  • How good really Is the Microsoft/Nokia deal?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ian Fogg, head of mobile analysis at IHS Electronics and Media, says the Microsoft deal with Nokia will give the U.S. giant the opportunity to innovate more quickly, but highlights the "enormous" challenges ahead for Nokia.

  • What movies should you be watching?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Matthew Leyland, reviews editor at Total Film, reviews the films to look forward to before the end of the year.

  • A technical look at the dollar index     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Paul Day, chief strategist at Market Securities, charts the performance of the dollar index and the EUR/USD.

  • European market closes up     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, with Vodafone leading the gains, as a deal to sell its stake of Verizon Wireless looks set to be completed, and following strong Chinese and European factory data.

  • Time to start taking risk again?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louis Gargour, CIO at LNG Capital, says investors are starting to see the "light at the end of the tunnel" and are beginning to take risks again.

  • Why Sterling will soon come down     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Paul Robson, currency strategist at RBS, talks about the British pound and how the challenges facing the U.K. are likely to push the currency lower within the coming six months.

  • Future data will be 'less good': pro     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, says that while the summer has been good, leading indicators suggests the picture is not as bright as it seems.

  • Gareth Lewis-Davies, senior oil strategist at BNP Paribas, talks about supply side issues affecting oil prices and how the market still expects some kind of intervention in Syria.

  • Can the UK keep up its recovery pace?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Alan Clarke, director of fixed income strategy and banking and markets at Scotiabank, discusses the recovery in the U.K. and why Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's forward planning was "the right thing at the right time".

  • Douglas Macgregor, former director of NATO's Kosovo air campaign, argues that President Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval on Syria is due to poor domestic support.

  • Why EM currencies are interesting     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Barney Singer, head of emerging markets FX trading at Nomura, advises investors to increasing FX holdings in emerging markets like the Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea.

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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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