European Closing Bell


  • Tapering risks are 'minimal': World Bank  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, says there should not be a strong negative reaction to tapering, as most of the correction took place in anticipation of the event.

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher Wednesday, boosted by a World Bank report that said global growth is set to accelerate in 2014, and after Wall Street chalked up its strongest performance in 2014 in the previous session.

  • Is a housing bubble inflating in the UK?  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Alan Clarke, director for fixed income strategy, banking and markets at Scotiabank, discusses Carney's comments on the U.K's housing market and forward guidance.

  • Cash bonus cap is 'stupid idea': Pro  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the U.K government's decision to cap RBS's cash bonus and explains why he thinks it's a "stupid idea."

  • BP outlook: Oil demand to decline before 2035  Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Christof Ruehl, BP's chief economist, comments on the group's 2035 energy outlook and says it expects oil demand in 2035 to be at the level seen in 1985.

  • Lindt is a 'class act': Pro  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Chevreux, discusses Lindt after the group's sales beat forecasts and explains that it is the "clear market leader" in premium chocolate products.

  • European market closes higher  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Tuesday, despite a string of disappointing statements on Wall Street, with strong U.S. retail-sales data for December buoying markets late on.

  • Tech: Online courses will soon boom  Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Paul Lee, head of technology at Deloitte, outlines his top 10 technology predictions, including smaller tablets and the growth in online education courses.

  • Charting foreign exchange  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, analyst at Hantec Markets, charts the performance of the USD/JPY and EUR/USD, and explains that the former might soon go through "a bit of a corrective phase."

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, with earnings updates helping to bolster investor sentiment.

  • Watering down of bank reforms is usual: Pro  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, comments on regulators relaxing Basel debt rules.

  • US Congress to approve Iran deal?  Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, says that the U.S. Congress should not pass further sanctions against Iran, as the country will be kept "on a tight leash" for the next few months anyway.

  • French first lady who has been admitted to hospital following reports of President Hollande's affair will be discharged on Monday.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday despite a worse-than-expected December U.S. jobs report.

  • Oil to stay 'range-bound': Pro  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, says the oil market is in a "Catch-22" situation as it has "no directional conviction."

  • Should you disregard Friday's US jobs data?  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, explains why the low U.S. jobs number is not "necessarily important."

  • Europe must not abandon Ukraine: Opposition leader Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Ukraine might have recently decided to strengthen its financial ties with Russia but the EU should not abandon the country, an opposition leader said.

  • Distribution mechanism is 'broken'  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    James Meekings, co-founder of Funding Circle, allows businesses to borrow money over the internet from individuals, governments, local councils and other institutions, bypassing traditional distribution mechanisms.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and Bank of England kept their interest rates at record lows.

  • China's interest in UK real estate grows  Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Guy Grainger, U.K. CEO at Jones Lang LaSalle, discusses China's appetite for U.K. real estate, especially in residential projects, which are much "needed" due to "real undersupply".

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