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European Closing Bell


  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European bourses closed higher on Tuesday, as investors mulled whether new measures by the European Central Bank could soon be announced.

  • 'Momentum trade' in European bonds   Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    'Momentum trade' in European bonds

    Didier Duret, global CIO of ABN Amro Private Banking, and Louis Gargour, CIO of LNG Capital, discuss how deflation fears have created a momentum trade in European government bonds.

  • European market closes at 6-year highs   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes near 6-year highs

    European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.

  • Oriel is 'perfect fit' for Stifel Financial: CEO   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Oriel is 'perfect fit' for Stifel Financial: CEO

    Ron Kruszewski, chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial, comments on the group's acquisition of Oriel Securities and monetary policy in the U.S. and Europe.

  • BskyB to acquire Sky Deutschland?   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    BskyB to acquire Sky Deutschland?

    Guy Bisson, research director for television at IHS Global Insights, says BskyB's acquisition of Fox's German and Italian pay-TV assets would be about exploiting scale.

  • Sterling is 'definitely vulnerable': Pro   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Sterling is 'definitely vulnerable': Pro

    Percival Stanion, head of asset allocation at Baring Asset Management, says the UK pound is "definitely vulnerable" as the outcome of the 2015 general elections may not be as business-friendly as investors may expect.

  • Eurovision: Who's the best bet?   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Eurovision: Who's the best bet?

    Rory Scott, expert from bettting company Paddy Power, discusses the 2014 Eurovision contest and outlines the strong favorites.

  • S. Africa opposition gaining popularity: Ex-ambassador

    John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, says that while the ANC has kept its strong majority in South Africa, the opposition seems to have made some inroads with the black vote.

  • European market closes lower   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend, despite Russian President Vladimir Putin calling for it to be postponed.

  • Nigeria is liberalizing its power sector: Fin Min

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian finance minister, says the country has liberalized its power sector with "radical" reforms, and says the government is serious in resolving Nigeria's problems.

  • Old Mutual CEO: Still invest in Nigeria despite violence

    Julian Roberts, CEO of Old Mutual, says that despite the recent events, Nigeria remains a country in which the group will continue to invest due to the government's "absolute commitment" to resolve the issues.

  • Omnicom did not respect the terms: Publicis CEO   Friday, 9 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Omnicom did not respect the terms: Publicis CEO

    Maurice Levy, CEO of Publicis, tells CNBC that Omnicom's proposal did not include equality in the management team as previously promised, and added that Publicis's business model would be diluted by the deal.

  • UK housing market sensitive to interest rates: Pro   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    UK housing market sensitive to interest rates: Pro

    Richard Batley, senior economist at Lombard, discusses the U.K. housing market and says it is "extremely interest rates sensitive," far more than previously.

  • European market closes higher   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.

  • Why European equities will do well this year   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Why European equities will do well this year

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, head of equity and derivative strategy for Europe at BNP Paribas, expects European equities to do well towards the end of the year as "significant" pressure on the ECB could spur it to act.

  • Russians will take vacations despite crisis: Fraport CFO

    Matthias Zieschang, CFO at Fraport, says the group is confident it will meet its guidance for the year and discusses how the Ukraine crisis could impact the group.

  • ECB to cut rates in June: Pro   Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    ECB to cut rates in June: Pro

    Guntram Wolff, director at Bruegel, says it's "quite clear" that the euro zone needs a lower euro, adding that the ECB is unlikely to come out with quantitative easing in June, but could cut rates.

  • Italy's corporate governance 'best in class'?   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Italy's corporate governance 'best in class'?

    Gabriele Galateri di Genola, chairman at Assicurazioni Generali, says that Italian corporations' governance has improved in recent year and is now "best in class" in some areas.

  • EU's Greek data is 'dishonest': Ifo's Sinn   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    EU's Greek data is 'dishonest': Ifo's Sinn

    Hans-Werner Sinn, president of Ifo, accuses the EU of "window dressing" the Greek primary deficit figure for political reasons, as the European elections get closer.

  • European market closes mixed   Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes mixed

    European markets closed mixed on Wednesday as news from Ukraine painted a bleak picture of the country's ongoing conflict with neighboring Russia.

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