European Closing Bell


  • Commodities to do better in 2014?  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Kevin Norrish, head of commodities research for EMEA and Asia at Barclays, says that 2013 was a tough year for commodities, and while 2014 will be difficult, "things are gradually getting better."

  • China is still the 'land of opportunities'  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, says that China remains a "land of opportunities" and selects the stocks he thinks should do well in Asia in the future.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting of the year.

  • Discretionary sector to do well in 2014: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European equities at Kepler Chevreux, says that in 2014, discretionary products should do particularly well as the consumer mood improves globally.

  • Lots of mobile innovations ahead: ARM CEO  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Segars, CEO of ARM Holdings, says there is lots of innovation ahead at the high-end of mobiles devices and discusses the group's outlook for 2014.

  • European market closes lower  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities ended the day slightly lower on Friday after a day of flattish trade, as investors continued to speculate over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to unwind its bond-buying program.

  • 'Nothing has been done' in Ireland: CEO  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.

  • Is political uncertainty growing in the UK?  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, warns that the U.K. is likely to face several political challenges in 2014.

  • Tinder CEO: No rush for paid-for content  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.

  • Political violence to rise 'significantly' in 2014  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities extended a two-week sell-off to close lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits on heightened fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could act soon start to unwind its bond-buying program.

  • Has the UK done an 'amazing job'?  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.

  • Currency still needs exchange rate peg: SNB  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.

  • 'First phase' of euro crisis is over: Pro  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.

  • Putin defiant on spending plan despite Russia downturn Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.

  • Europe's recovery is still weak: IMF  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.

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

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street in late trade, after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January.

  • Norway's high-yield market better than US?  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.

  • Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.

  • 2014: record year for IPOs?  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.

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