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  • 'Optimistic' outlook for Aussie dollar     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, says that the Aussie dollar is getting higher, after bottoming.

  • Chinese hard landing could benefit gold     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, commodities analyst at Barclays, says that any hard landing scenario in China could be beneficial for Chinese gold demand.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief following the release of second-quarter Chinese growth data, which met analyst's expectations and eased fears of a sharp growth slowdown.

  • Bernanke has calmed fears over tapering     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says Bernanke calmed concerns over tapering and said the Fed are not ready to do anything.

  • ECB 'Happy' With Forward Guidance     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Lee Hardman, currency analyst at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, says the ECB are "happy and satisfied" with their current level of forward guidance, but could strengthen it in the future.

  • UK's Cable Discusses New Rules for Firms     Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Vince Cable, UK business secretary, discusses new rules to hold people who have "recklessly endangered institutions on which the economy depends" to account.

  • The French president Francois Hollande appeared the eternal optimist on Sunday when he told the nation that France was "in recovery" despite economic evidence to the contrary, prompting analysts to say Hollande was refusing to face up to France's economic reality.

  • Fed taper won't last: ‘Currency Wars’ author Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    If the Fed begins pulling its irons out of the stimulus fire in September, the resulting rocketing of the dollar will lead to a course reversal by early 2014.

  • Illegal Aliens Could Power US Economy: CEO     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes, says the U.S. economy could see a huge boost if it lets illegal immigrants enter the legal economy.

  • EU's Barnier: We Will Regulate Derivatives     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Michel Barnier, European commissioner for internal market and services, highlights the need for the U.S. and E.U. to regulate their financial sectors.

  • What Are the Risks to Chinese GDP?     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, discusses expectation for the Chinese quarterly GDP number, and explains why he expects the country to grow 7.4 percent this year.

  • How to Trade EM Corporate Debt     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, comments on the emerging markets corporate debt correction, and says valuations are still appealing.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Friday afternoon, with weak data from the euro zone showing that its economic recovery still hangs in the balance.

  • Ireland Will Outperform: S&P     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, managing director of European sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor's (S&P), explains why the rating agency has upgraded its outlook for Ireland.

  • What's Happening to Portuguese Yields?     Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that despite big moves in Portuguese government bond yields, there is in reality, very little trade.

  • US Leads on Business Confidence: CEO     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, comments on a survey which shows there has been a "reversal of fortune" when it comes to business confidence in the U.S. and China.

  • Oil Prices: How High Can They Go?     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodity markets strategy at BNP Paribas, talks about the impact of non-OPEC supply on oil prices, and says the increase in U.S. shale gas may not lower prices.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday following dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and renewed optimism on the economic outlook in Japan and China.

  • Portugal Debt Causes ECB 'Angst': Pro     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, explains that the ECB is "happy" with a weaker euro, but is concerned that Portugal could have trouble funding itself.

  • Will Microsoft Deliver on Restructuring?     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Andrew Tonner, technology and telecoms analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses Microsoft's restructuring announcement, and explains why he is very "skeptical".

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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