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  • Ireland's reputation is 'very high': Fin Min  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Michael Noonan, Ireland's finance minister, highlights that foreign direct investment is at an "all-time high" in Ireland at the moment.

  • Gold demand shift to Asia is amazing: Pro  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Marcus Grubb, managing director of investment at the World Gold Council, says gold demand has shifted to Asian countries.

  • Is Ukraine heading for an IMF bailout?  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Paul Rawkins, head of emerging Europe sovereign ratings at Fitch, explains why the agency downgraded Ukraine to B- with negative outlook and says an IMF bailout would be the best outcome.

  • European market closes higher  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Friday, improving on a rally seen in the previous session following dovish remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Euro zone fiscal backstop is needed: Swedish Fin Min  Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Anders Borg, Sweden's finance minister, says it would be "logical" to have an euro zone fiscal backstop to accompany the region's asset quality review.

  • Moscow

    As Russia downgrades its own growth forecasts up to 2030, the chief executive of the country's largest lender warned that the government must help.

  • EasyJet creates a man-made ash cloud  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ian Davies, engineering director at EasyJet, comments on the group's ash cloud test and says its "AVOID" technology could be shared to prevent a repeat of 2010 when an Icelandic volcano halted air traffic in Europe.

  • Crowdfunding for SMEs  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Nicola Horlick, CEO of Money&Co, says the new crowdfunding platform will see individuals lending money to SMEs and setting the interest rate themselves.

  • European market closes lower  Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday as investors continued to fret over mixed signals from U.S. Federal Reserve officials regarding its bond-buying operations.

  • Million dollar donations bounced back in 2012  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Maya Prabhu, managing director at Coutts Institute, talks about a report revealing that million-dollar donations bounced back in 2012, totalling over $19 billion internationally.

  • Why October was good for hedge funds  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stuart Feffer, co-head of Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, explains why October was a good month for hedge funds and which strategies have done well.

  • European market closes down  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed down on Tuesday, as weak corporate results halted a recent rally, and as China unveiled a reform agenda for the next decade.

  • US to become top oil producer in 2016  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director at the International Energy Agency, expects the U.S. to become the world's top oil producer by 2016 and says the Middle East will need a lot of investments to supply booming Asian demand.

  • Will the UK reach its inflation target in 2014?  Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, discusses the U.K. economy ahead of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report, as inflation falls to its lowest level in over a year.

  • London is global hub for high-skilled workers  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Angus Knowles-Cutler, London senior partner at Deloitte, reveals that London is the biggest global hub in high-skill employment and that it faces several constraints if it continues to grow as expected.

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday following a brief sell-off last week over concerns of the early reduction in the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus program, and with significant gains from the healthcare sector.

  • Viropharma is 'strategic fit' for Shire: CEO  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Flemming Ornskov, CEO of Shire Pharmaceutical, says that its latest acquisition, Viropharma, is a "strategic fit" whose main product should become a growth engine.

  • Philippines: Impact on GDP is 'substantial'  Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.

  • Hearsay expanding into mobile: CEO  Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, explains that Hearsay helps organizations manage high volumes of social media traffic and highlights that the company has started to expand in Europe.

  • Why the Chinese Plenum is a 'landmark event'  Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    James Kynge, principal for China Confidential at the Financial Times, expects rural sector reforms to come out of the Chinese Plenum, which would have an "enormous effect" on both the Chinese and global economies.

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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