European Closing Bell


  • 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".

  • Why the U.S. Dollar Will Keep Rising     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Bernd Berg, global emerging market strategist at Credit Suisse, says Thursday's U.S. dollar weakness was only short-term, and he expects the dollar to continue to rally against other major currencies.

  • Is Fed policy a 'complete mess'?     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting were a "complete mess".

  • Chanel Takes First Place in China: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Sadigh, CEO at Digital Luxury Group, discusses luxury brands including Burberry and Chanel, which has surpassed Louis Vuitton as the most sought-after brand in China.

  • How to Position for the Summer     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, advises buying U.S. industrial and European pharmaceutical stocks.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares trimmed earlier losses but still closed down, as investors awaited the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting.

  • Royal Mail IPO to Include Employee Stake     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    CNBC reports on the privatization of the U.K.'s Royal Mail, whose IPO could raise up to £3 billion, and would include an employee scheme.

  • Egypt Seeks to Arrest Ousted Party Leaders     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, reports from Cairo, where arrest warrants have been issued for members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Will Italy's Government Last?     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern Europe economist at Barclays, discusses Italian politics ahead of Silvio Berlusconi's court case, and after the country's rating downgrade from S&P.

  • Why You Should Stick With Equities     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at Matterley Asset Management, says that the current environment of rising bond yields is favorable to equities, and that double-digit returns are "credible".

  • European Market Closes Higher     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, following comments from European Central Bank policymaker Joerg Asmussen, and after better-than-expected earnings results from the U.S.

  • Egypt: Interim Government Takes Shape     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din, reports on the latest developments from Egypt, where the interim president has named an interim prime minister and vice president, and revealed a timetable for elections.

  • What to Expect From Sterling     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, explains why it should be an interesting week for sterling, and how a lot depends on dollar strength.

  • Why Has Libor Been Sold?     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, comments on the sale of Libor to NYSE Euronext, and why the U.S. stock exchange was chosen.

  • IMF's Blanchard: UK Needs 'Flexibility'     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:09 AM ET

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, says that despite the upward revision to the U.K. growth outlook, the country still needs "fiscal flexibility".

  • Europe Still Has a Lot to Do: IMF's Blanchard     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF, says that a lot more needs to be done in Europe to improve the state of the banking system.

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