European Closing Bell


  • Merkel's lack of vision is EU's 'Achilles heel' Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her attachment to saving the single currency is the source of Europe's weakness rather than its strength, according to the CEO of Danish bank Saxo.

  • Nations risk 'catastrophic' carbon levels: Pro     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Nick Robins, head of climate change at HSBC, estimates that big economies need to double their rate of decarbonization by 2020 to stay below "catastrophic" levels of carbon emissions.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Wednesday, as investors looked ahead to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting.

  • Why credit will suffer from rising yields     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Fraser Lundie, co-head of credit at Hermes Fund Managers, says that rising bond yields in the U.S. will be bad for credit markets, as they can't withstand rates rises.

  • Pound is well-supported: pro     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Adam Cole, head of currency strategy at RBC, explains why he is positive on the British pound, and discusses the impact the FOMC minutes is likely to have on the U.S. dollar.

  • Egypt: Mubarak to be released shortly?     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din reports on the EU's decision to review its aid to Egypt, the possible release of former president Hosni Mubarak, and the latest developments in Syria.

  • Bond market still fragile: economist     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, explains why it's such a "difficult time for the fixed income market".

  • UK recovery boosted by less austerity?     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Kay, columnist at the Financial Times and Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, discuss the U.K. recovery and the country's fiscal situation.

  • Germany arrests half-naked intruder on Merkel jet Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:37 AM ET

    Germany is probing how a man, high on drugs and wearing only underpants, was able to board German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government jet.

  • Greece back as hot issue in German elections Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 3:35 AM ET

    The opposition hit back at Germany's ruling coalition after the country's finance minister said Athens would need a third bailout.

  • Wait! Is there a fracking bubble?     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Robert Ayres, emeritus professor of economics, political science and technology management at INSEAD, says that there is a small bubble forming in the shale gas industry.

  • Investors are cautious on gold: analyst     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Martin Arnold, senior analyst at ETF Securities, talks about commodities, particularly gold, following quarterly results from a number of mining companies.

  • European market closes down     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed broadly lower on Tuesday amid continuing concerns over a potential reduction in asset buying by the U.S. central bank.

  • Why emerging market volatility could last     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans Stoter, CIO of ING Investment Management, discusses the big moves in emerging markets' currencies and expects further weakness until Treasury yields stabilize.

  • Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood weakened further     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    The Muslim Brotherhood's leader, Mohammed Badie, was arrested early on Tuesday on charges including incitation to violence, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamel El-Din from Cairo.

  • Is Egypt heading for civil war?     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Anthony Skinner, head of Middle East and North Africa at Maplecroft, says Egypt is very close to civil war as there is "no sign of reconciliation".

  • Japanese traders are stepping back in: pro     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, says he is a lot more optimistic about the markets as Japanese investors are back buying foreign bonds.

  • How to invest in renewables     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Peter Dickson, founding partner at Glennmont Partners, discusses renewables, and advises investing in underlying assets such as wind farms or solar parks for "secure long-term yields".

  • A technical look at 10-year Treasurys     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the performance of the U.S. 10-year bond, and expects yields to move higher in the short-term.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, as political uncertainty in Italy weighed down the FTSE MIB, and investors remained unease over when U.S. Federal Reserve might start scaling back its stimulus program.

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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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