European Closing Bell


  • For rich Russians, UK schools in class of their own Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:40 AM ET
    Schoolboy at Eton

    For super-wealthy Russians, education at one of Britain’s top traditional boarding schools has become as desirable as a pad in Mayfair.

  • IPOs: Best first quarter in years   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    IPOs: Best first quarter in years

    Maria Pinelli, global vice chair of strategic growth markets at EY, explains that the first quarter was "very good" for IPOs and discusses the sectors that will see the highest number of IPOs this year.

  • European market closes higher   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, after U.S. jobs data helped to boost global sentiment, and as investors eyed the possibility of new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday.

  • Deustche Post boosting e-commerce, EM   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Deustche Post boosting e-commerce, EM

    Deutsche Post CEO Frank Appel tells CNBC that the group is positive on expansion in both developed and emerging markets and that it is also working on its e-commerce activities.

  • French ruling majority weakened: Pro   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    French ruling majority weakened: Pro

    Douglas Yates, professor of political sciences at the American Graduate School in Paris, discusses the new French government and highlights that the Socialist Party's majority in the National Assembly has been severely weakened.

  • Can Russia come back from the cold? Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 3:59 AM ET

    Russia’s economy was troubled before the recent controversial annexation of Crimea – and its way back to strong growth is not yet clear.

  • Russia could achieve Ukraine incursion in 3-5 days Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    NATO suspended all practical cooperation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea.

  • Spending cuts will fund Italy's tax cuts: Fin min   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Spending cuts will fund Italy's tax cuts: Fin min

    Italy will finance tax cuts with spending cuts, says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy's finance minister.

  • HFT: Investors' clients are 'key losers'   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    HFT: Investors' clients are 'key losers'

    Simon Maughan, head of research at OTAS Technologies, says institutional investors let high-frequency trading happen because they failed to see trading as a valuable contributor to the investment process.

  • Can BHP rebound on de-merger news?   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Can BHP rebound on de-merger news?

    Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says BHP's news that it could de-merger $19billion of non-core assets makes sense but is unlikely to unlock significant value.

  • France reform record has been poor: Swedish min   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    France reform record has been poor: Swedish min

    Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, advises France to strengthen its effort by implementing "deep structural reforms" and says the euro zone need a banking union.

  • Why investors are happy with Turkey's elections   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Why investors are happy with Turkey's elections

    Timothy Ash, head of emerging markets research at Standard Bank, says foreign investors are happy with the outcome of the Turkish local elections because "they like stability."

  • Europe debt burden to rise on low inflation: Pro   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    European debt burden to rise on low inflation: Pro

    Marie Diron, senior vice president of credit policy at Moody's, expects euro zone countries' debt burden to increase as the region faces a prolonged period of low inflation.

  • High-frequency trading: What really matters   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    High-frequency trading: What really matters

    Michael Gayed, chief strategist at Pension Partners, argues that high-frequency trading doesn't add much to market dynamics and says the market appears to be in the early stages of a correction.

  • European market closes mixed   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes mixed

    European stocks closed mixed on Monday, slightly boosted by hopes that stimulus measures will be announced by the European Central Bank later this week.

  • UK insurance probe: What it means   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    UK insurance probe: What it means

    Ruairidh Finlayson, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says risks for U.K. insurers are to the downside since the FCA regulation body announced it had launched a probe.

  • Good time to buy Greek bonds?   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Good time to buy Greek bonds?

    Annalisa Piazza, market economist at Newedge, discusses euro zone debt and explains why it could be a good time to buy Greek bonds.

  • Is Turkey's Erdogan a 'victim of events'?   Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Is Turkey's Erdogan a 'victim of events'?

    Adrian Wooldridge, management editor at The Economist, says Turkey's prime minister is increasingly pushing for an autocratic style but says he is also "a victim of events to some extent."

  • Intesa Sanpaolo is EU's 'strongest bank'   Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Intesa Sanpaolo is EU's 'strongest bank'

    Carlo Messina, CEO at Intesa Sanpaolo, comments on the group's 6 billion euro write-downs and says that the bank, "the strongest" in Europe, should have no problem passing the ECB's stress tests.

  • European market closes higher   Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes higher

    European stocks held onto gains on Friday, with investor sentiment boosted by hopes of monetary easing in China and the euro zone.

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