European Closing Bell


  • China-Japan island dispute: Is it worrying?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stock markets closed higher after data released on Friday showed that the number of people without jobs across the euro zone fell in October by the largest amount since April 2011.

  • Could UK energy prices be frozen?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy U.K., responds to the news that a cap may be imposed on the prices U.K. energy providers can charge. Knight says only a fraction of the price is within the control of energy companies.

  • Is the Dutch downgrade justified?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.

  • Funding for Lending impact in UK  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, discusses what impact the U.K.'s Funding for Lending scheme will have on the housing market and the economy.

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Thursday, with the expulsion of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from the Italian Senate fuelling hopes of stability, and after a positive handover from Wall Street boosting investor sentiment.

  • Should you be cautious on equities?  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gautam Batra, CIO at Signia, explains why he is cautious on equities going into year-end, and why he is overweight on cash.

  • How the German gov will hurt the economy  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Volker Treier, deputy CEO of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, argues that the proposed German coalition would lead to a loss of competitiveness.

  • Where to invest in 2014  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global of equity trading strategy at Citi, forecasts less upside for equities in the U.S. in 2014 than in Europe or emerging markets, as it has already "rallied so much."

  • Winning Expo 2020 is what Dubai needed  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 10:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about how winning the Expo 2020 bid is a "key milestone" for Dubai, as it will create a "new wave of sustainable growth."

  • Why investors are so bullish on equities  Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Guillermo Felices, head of European asset allocation at Barclays, explains why investors' bullishness towards equities is very strong at the moment.

  • A technical look at the Nikkei  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the Japanese Nikkei and explains why it's like looking like "deja-vu."

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities were higher on Wednesday with investors boosted by strong earnings, a coalition deal in Germany, and strong performances from U.S. stocks continuing.

  • UK recovery has its skeptics  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, casts doubts on the sustainability of the U.K.'s recovery, as the housing market remains "lumpy."

  • Italy... without Berlusconi?  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.

  • The euro was a 'straightjacket': Zapatero  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the euro was a "straightjacket" for Spain at the beginning of the crisis.

  • Scotland will be better off than UK: MP  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Keith Brown, Scotland's minister for Transport and Veterans, defends Scotland's independence bid and refutes claims its economy would be weakened, due to the country's rich resources.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday following worse-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data and mixed corporate earnings, which saw Remy Cointreau and Hugo Boss fall.

  • Greek port deal paves way for privatization: Minister Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    The latest deal with China over Greece's largest container shipping port signals strong confidence in the country, the Greek shipping minister said.

  • Creditors want Greece to 'always need money': MP  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Euclid Tsakalotos, member of the Greek parliament for Syriza, discusses the Greek bailout and says creditors hope the country is not on track, as it allows them to pile on the pressure for more reforms.

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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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