European Closing Bell


  • 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."

  • 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.

  • The euro was made for Germany: Ex PM  Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says the problem with the euro zone is that its monetary policy pre-crisis was designed to aid Germany, rather than other countries like Spain.

  • UK commercial property 'one step behind'  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The recovery in commercial real estate has lagged that of residential in the U.K., says Jeffrey Rubin, the chief financial officer of Movehut, an online portal for commercial property.

  • Iran deal 'much ado about nothing'  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of oil research at BNP Paribas, says the interim Iran nuclear deal is "much ado about nothing" and oil prices will still rise.

  • UK to cap 'payday' loan rates  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Matthew Lawrence, a research fellow at the U.K.'s Institute for Public Policy Research, discusses a forthcoming law to cap the astronomic interest rates lenders can charge on so-called payday loans.

  • Europe shares close higher  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, after an historic deal was struck over Iran's nuclear program.

  • Iran deal a 'first step' in nuclear standoff  Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    The Iran deal is "very much a first step" in solving the nuclear standoff between the Middle Eastern country and western powers, says Richard Mallinson of Energy Aspects.

  • Swiss vote on salary cap for executives  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Luke Hildyard, head of research at High Pay Centre, discusses the upcoming Swiss referendum on the 12:1 pay ratio, and says that executives whining about the pay cap is "a bit vulgar."

  • RWE struggles to be competitive: CEO  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peter Terium, CEO of the executive board at RWE, explains that it's very difficult to stay competitive due to the U.S. energy boom, and that European politicians need to define a clear framework.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday as investor confidence about the state of the global economy heightened following positive U.S. data, allowing shares to consolidate near multi-year highs.

  • Novartis CEO on $5 billion buyback  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Joe Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, discusses the $5 billion share buyback program. He also says the Novartis pipeline is very strong, with many upcoming blockbuster drugs.

  • ECB shouldn't use negative rates: DB CEO  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Juergen Fitschen, co-CEO of Deutsche Bank, tells CNBC that the ECB should not implement negative rates and that banks should be penalized if they do not lend enough.

  • Why previous stress tests were useful  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Athanasios Orphanides, former Cypriot central bank governor, says it was important for the ECB to ease its monetary policy further, and discusses the coming stress tests for banks.

  • German demand remains low: Economist  Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Luciano Jannelli, chief economist at MIG Bank, says the strengthening of the German economy is being driven by exports, as domestic demand remains weak.

  • Poland thinking about shale and nuclear  Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Agata Hinc, managing director at demosEuropa, explains that Poland is working on its energy mix to diversify away from coal, and that shale gas, nuclear energy and renewables are all on the table.

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