European Closing Bell


  • European markets close lower     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday with fears of a government collapse in Italy dragging down the FTSE MIB, and with U.K. markets closed for a holiday.

  • Picture still constructive for equities: pro     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says the market is without direction but still geared towards equities and advises investing in cyclical sectors.

  • Syria: UN investigating chemical use     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Cairo on the latest developments in Syria where UN inspectors are visiting the sites of the alleged chemical attacks.

  • Will France implement new tax hikes?     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Aghion, professor of economics at Harvard University, comments on the different pace of structural reform in Europe and what France needs to do.

  • Little downside for US dollar: pro     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, says the prospect of U.S. yields rising further is keeping investors interested in buying the U.S. dollar.

  • Political instability could damage Germany: CEOs Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:44 AM ET

    German business leaders have warned that the country's next government must maintain political stability, as pressure mounts on Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of elections.

  • A technical analysis of the DAX     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Geoff Wilkinson, head of technical strategy at Whitman Howard, charts the performance of the DAX, which he describes as a "very accurate indicator" of how European equities are trading.

  • European market closes higher     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday, as growth data from the U.K. pushed the FTSE 100 higher, and euro zone consumer morale numbers improved by more than expected.

  • US markets lifted by weak housing data: pro     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says U.S. market were lifted by the day's weak U.S. housing data.

  • Why UK growth number was revised     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses the U.K.'s upwardly-revised second quarter GDP number, and why the positive momentum is sustainable.

  • Why tapering may be good for dollar     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Torrie Calander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, explains why the Fed's policy minutes have changed how the U.S. dollar should be played in the second half of the year.

  • 'Perfect' central banks get high praise     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Michael Jarman, chief market strategist at H2O Markets, says central banks "have done it perfectly", but that markets now need to focus on macro data rather, than on central banks' actions.

  • Shunned by Europe, Greece turns to Saudi prince Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 2:06 AM ET

    As European leaders openly disagree over whether Greece will get further financial aid, the country's prime minister has turned to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for investment.

  • Hard to prove chemical weapons in Syria: pro     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Dan Kaszeta, managing director at Strongpoint Security, says the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be difficult to prove, due to the nature of the weapon, and that the advantages of using chemical over traditional weapons are very limited.

  • A technical look at gold     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, charts the performance of gold compared to the Dow, and says the trend for gold remains on the downside.

  • Stock rally set to continue: strategist     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Andrew Goldberg, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, explains why investors should be long on equities, and short on bonds.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were broadly higher on Thursday, rebounding after several days of losses, as upbeat data from Europe and China offset negative sentiment in global markets on Fed "tapering" fears.

  • Egypt: is the 'counter-revolution' starting?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Hosni Mubarak was flown to a military hospital, after being released from prison, where he will remain under arrest due to the state of national emergency, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din.

  • Can the euro zone recovery keep pace?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses the euro zone's fledgling recovery, following the release of August PMI data.

  • Merkel's lack of vision is EU's 'Achilles heel' Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:38 AM ET

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her attachment to saving the single currency is the source of Europe's weakness rather than its strength, according to the CEO of Danish bank Saxo.

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  • 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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