European Closing Bell


  • Franco Bernabe, CEO of Telecom Italia, comments on the "fragmented" European telecommunication sector and the political and economic situation in Italy.

  • Why the Fed will still taper in September     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, says Friday's disappointing nonfarm payrolls numbers were not as important as most think, and that the Fed is still on track for a September tapering.

  • Which sectors do well with rising yields     Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, highlights the opportunities to be found in the U.K. within a rising yield environment.

  • Is the oil market overdoing Syria fears?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.

  • A technical look at the DAX     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, charts the performance of the "struggling" DAX index and of the 10-year German Bund.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday, after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England voted to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy.

  • Lack of BoE statement hit bonds: pro     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, explains that U.K. bond yields surged on Thursday because the Bank of England did not release a statement following its rate decision.

  • How to trade the euro     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the risks are to the upside for the GBP/EUR trade, but to the downside for the EUR/USD trade, following the ECB's interest rate decision.

  • How Draghi keeps the markets guessing     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    James Round, vice president of LBBW Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, says ECB President Mario Draghi is keeping his cards "very close" and that his forward guidance strategy is "quite unique" at the moment.

  • Draghi said nothing new: pro     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, senior credit strategist at National Australia Bank, comments on ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday.

  • Third bailout for Greece realistic: Eurogroup head Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:02 AM ET

    Greece's financial troubles will not end in 2014 and it is therefore realistic to expect the debt-laden country will need additional money from the euro zone before it can return to markets, the head of euro zone finance ministers said.

  • A technical look at EUR/GDP     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Tim McCullough, technical strategist at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, charts the performance of the euro against sterling and forecasts a "reversal" to levels last seen at the beginning of August.

  • Why Ryanair may have little to worry about     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stephen Furlong, senior equity analyst at Davy Research, explains that despite warning on guidance, Ryanair remains confident of its cash flow generation power.

  • 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.

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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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