European Closing Bell


  • Fashion: Ralph and Russo in Paris  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    Michael Russo, CEO of Ralph and Russo, explains that craftsmanship and quality is at the core of the house's couture as it becomes the first British fashion house to feature in the Paris Fashion Week since 1915.

  • IHG is 'optimistic' on China: CEO  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Richard Solomons, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHS), discusses his strategy, after the company sold most of the buildings it owned.

  • Unemployment remains 'sticky': EY CEO  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mark Weinberger, chairman and CEO at EY, says the key issues to be discussed at Davos will be how to increase productivity and get people back to work.

  • Advanced economies to improve in 2014: IMF  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, explains that better economic conditions in advanced economies are the main reason behind the IMF's global growth upgrade.

  • Africa 'pumping money' into education: Dangote  Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Aliko Dangote, president and CEO at Dangote Group and co-chair of the WEF Annual Meeting 2014, discusses Africa and explains that despite the risks, Africa remains attractive.

  • Future of tech: Who will benefit?  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Nick James, director of equity research at Numis, discusses the trends in technology and explains why he expects CSR and Laird to benefit the most.

  • Will Turkey ever become a EU member?  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jonathan Friedman, political risk analyst at Control Risks, says the European Union's concerns over Turkey are "real and long-standing", as Turkey's prime minister travels to Brussels.

  • South African miners 'exploited for decades': Union  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Joseph Mathunjwa, president of South Africa's AMCU, says the miners' strike will hit platinum producers and possibly gold producers, as workers demand better wages.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Monday after data showed that growth in China continued to slow, while a surprise profit warning from Deutsche Bank worried investors on the continent.

  • France: Doing better than you think?  Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says that France does not lag Germany as much as PMI surveys imply, and discusses France's proposed labor reforms.

  • Getting ready for Davos... CNBC style!  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    In preparation for Davos, Steve Sedgwick asks CNBC's resident Switzerland expert - Caroline Roth - about the proper etiquette when eating fondue, among other things!

  • UK retail banking lacks competition: Expert  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Mark Littlewood, director general at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says that while the U.K. Labour Party leader is correct in highlighting the lack of competition in the retail banking sector, his solution would be "disastrous."

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday, boosted by the FTSE 100 after better-than-expected retail sales data in the U.K., with miners the biggest contributors to the day's rally.

  • Is the US more worrying than Europe?  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Peter Schiff, CEO at Euro Pacific Capital, explains that he is more worried about the U.S. than Europe, adding that he expects the Fed to increase its stimulus again.

  • NSA spying: Obama's speech no market event  Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Liam Halligan, economics commentator at the Telegraph Media Group, comments on the NSA spying allegations ahead of a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama.

  • Expect further downside for sugar: Pro  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Kona Haque, head of agricultural research at Macquarie Group, expects sugar prices to fall further during the next six months. She says the market will bottom-out before the end of 2014.

  • Short-sellers targeting UK grocers: Pro  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Colvin, analyst at Markit, explains that U.K. retailers, particularly supermarkets, have been "heavily targeted by short-sellers" since the holiday season.

  • EM credit market: Be 'selective'  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while 2013 was one of the worst years for emerging countries' credit markets, they will prove more "resilient" in 2014.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Thursday, just below 5-1/2-year highs, with losses in the retail sector after weak earnings pared somewhat by strong performances from mining stocks.

  • Time to be bullish on mining?  Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Heath Jansen, global head of metals and mining research at Citigroup, explains that the mining sector has gone through the "five stages of grief", and that he is now bullish on the sector.

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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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