European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, led downwards by Britain's FTSE 100, due to concerns that both the U.K. and U.S. central bank may tighten monetary policy earlier than anticipated.

  • Investors 'obsessed' with tapering     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says investors are getting "increasingly obsessed" with central bank tapering, which is affecting the markets.

  • Sterling strengthens on BoE dovish stance     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, explains why sterling dropped and then recovered after Bank of England governor Mark Carney's policy announcement.

  • Can BoE convince markets about rates?     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jens Larsen, chief European economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the Bank of England will try its hardest to convince the markets that interest rates will stay lower for longer.

  • Forward guidance 'disappointing'     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow chief international economist at Barclays, and CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi, discuss the Bank of England's forward guidance policy.

  • Natixis CEO: 'We need stability' on bank rules     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Laurent Mignon, CEO of Natixis, says that all the rules on banks need to be standardized across the globe, or else they could risk hampering economic recovery.

  • Why oil supply shortfall is growing     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says that supply disruption in North Africa is creating a large number of barrels offline.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares turned down on Tuesday afternoon, after U.S. stocks opened lower on renewed fears that the Federal Reserve will start tapering its massive stimulus program in September.

  • 'Reason for caution' in US stocks     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, says that uncertainty about next Federal Reserve chairman, and the direction of interest rate policy, is creating caution in the stock market.

  • UK at risk of 'unbalanced recovery'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Johnathan Portes, director of NIESR, says he is optimistic about the prospect of a sustained recover in the U.K., but said it will be driven by consumer spending, which could create the risk of an "unbalanced recovery".

  • Why forward guidance 'is not cost-free'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Johnathan Portes, director of NIESR, says that "sensible" forward guidance would be pegged to a target like the unemployment rate, but said this would not be a "cost-free option".

  • Europe 'long way' from recovery     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, says that the European Central Bank's rates cut and use of OMT has helped to stabilize the euro zone, but the region is a long way off being on the path of recovery.

  • John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says it makes sense to look into meat alternatives, but affordability will be key.

  • Test-tube burger, anyone?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The $325,000 in-vitro burger could help lead to sustainable meat production, according to the Netherlands-based researcher Mark Post.

  • European market closes mixed     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were mixed on Monday afternoon, as a worse-than-expected earnings report from HSBC weighed on the market, following strong data from Europe's services sector.

  • Current climate a 'sweet spot' for investors     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ed Dempsey, chief investment officer at Pension Partners, says that the current period of good economic data is a "sweet spot" for equity investors.

  • Firms that miss targets are 'badly punished'     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Simon Maughan, financial sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, discuss HSBC's earnings, and how companies that miss their targets are getting "badly punished".

  • Banks looking to improve leverage ratios     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, says banks are reducing assets to improve leverage ratios.

  • Gold sentiment remains weak: Pro     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research and Commerzbank, says now is not the time to buy gold as sentiment for the metal remains weak.

  • Europe shares close mixed     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Friday after data showed the number of U.S. jobs increased by less than expected in July.

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