European Closing Bell


  • Dollar/Yen move is 'pretty small': pro     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC, explains that the currency market is going through a "classic risk-off response" to concerns about tapering.

  • Carney is not changing 'his path': pro     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, comments on John Carney's first official speech as Bank of England governor, and says it was a "reiteration" of what had already been said.

  • Syria: punitive strike to be launched soon?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Is the market overdoing it on Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, says that a major reaction to Syrian news would be overdoing it, as the country is not linked to any commodity or resource.

  • In a rare outburst, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Greece should never have been allowed to join the single currency.

  • Dual-screen smartphone out soon: CEO     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    YotaPhone CEO Vlad Martynov introduces the Yotaphone smartphone, which is a "typical Android" phone—but with two screens.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares experienced their biggest daily drop in two months, and closed lower, on Tuesday amid fears of a possible U.S.-led military strike in response to a suspected chemical attack in Syria.

  • Get ready for market decline: strategist     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the markets to start going lower and advises buying into the decline.

  • How oil prices could be impacted by Syria     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research at Commerzbank, says the situation in Syria is only relevant to oil prices if the tensions spread to other countries in the region.

  • West to intervene in Syria before week-end?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • US debt debate holding economy back: pro     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, comments on the U.S. debt ceiling and the news that President Obama looks set to appoint Larry Summers as the next Fed chairman.

  • German business sentiment hits 16-month high Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:46 AM ET

    The upswing in German business sentiment continued in August, according to data from Germany's Ifo Institute released on Tuesday.

  • Grainne Gilmore, head of U.K. residential research at Knight Frank, discusses the London property market and how price growth is starting to radiate outside the prime London space.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer lacked vision: analyst     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Andrew Tonner, tech & telecom analyst at The Motley Fool, explains that while Ballmer leaving Microsoft is a positive, the company has too many challenges for a new CEO alone.

  • What to expect from soft commodities     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simona Gambarini, associate director of research at ETF Securities, says the upside trend for soft commodities is unlikely to continue and highlights that coffee and sugar could soon become very attractive.

  • European markets close lower     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.

  • Picture still constructive for equities: pro     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says the market is without direction but still geared towards equities and advises investing in cyclical sectors.

  • Syria: UN investigating chemical use     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Syria where UN inspectors are visiting the sites of the alleged chemical attacks.

  • Will France implement new tax hikes?     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Aghion, professor of economics at Harvard University, comments on the different pace of structural reform in Europe and what France needs to do.

  • Little downside for US dollar: pro     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, says the prospect of U.S. yields rising further is keeping investors interested in buying the U.S. dollar.

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