European Closing Bell


  • Is dovish talk sign of Yellen moving in?     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Andrew Balls, head of European portfolio management at Pimco, questions whether the "very dovish" talk from the Fed is a sign that Yellen is next in line and says the U.S. bond curve remains attractive.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared gains but close higher on Thursday, with trade in the U.S. choppy, a day after the Federal Reserve surprised markets by opting to maintain its $85 billion-per-month asset purchases.

  • UK consumers spending more: economist     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says the U.K. economy is gradually improving on the back of strong retail sales, but that the Bank of England will still wait until the second half of 2015 to hike rates.

  • Why Europe remains most attractive     Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, says European equities offer the most value.

  • Get ready for the 'Age of the Unretired'     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Christine Foyster, head of wealth management at HSBC U.K., comments on HSBC's retirement survey, which revealed that fewer people expect to be able to fully retire, especially in the U.K.

  • Has the Fed lost control of yields?     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Michael Gayed, co-portfolio manager at ATAC Inflation Rotation Fund, says the Federal Reserve no longer controls the U.S. yield curve, and discusses Treasurys.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, having trimmed gains during the session as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's news conference after the central bank's monetary policy meeting.

  • Osborne: There's no housing boom in UK     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    George Osborne, the U.K.'s finance minister, says that while there is cause for concern, the U.K. is not in the midst of a housing boom.

  • Dubai Airport could be world's largest: CEO     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, talks about the upcoming opening of the second Dubai airport, and why it has the potential to become the world's largest airport.

  • Why Sep-taper will happen     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Allister Heath, editor at CITY AM, discuss the prospect of a September tapering.

  • Who would make the best Fed chair?     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor at City AM, says Janet Yellen would not make the best Federal Reserve Chairman, and explains why Donald Hohn is his favorite candidate.

  • A technical look at Brazil     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, charts the performance of the MSCI Brazil and says the trend is still pointing down and now could be the time to book some profits.

  • Embrace digital: Photobox CEO     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stan Laurent, CEO of Photobox, discusses his business, which enables consumers to do more with their smartphone photos.

  • India needs to reduce its subsidies: pro     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alpesh Patel, principal at Praefinium Group, explains that India needs to work on its infrastructure, as raising interest rates is ineffective..

  • Market has a lot to digest ahead: pro     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mark Parry, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Solutions, highlights that there is a lot more issues going on in the U.S. beyond tapering, such as Bernanke's successor and the debt ceiling.

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

    European shares trimmed losses to close lower on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious ahead the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, which starts on Tuesday.

  • Have you heard of Chirp?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:23 AM ET

    Fashion retailer Topshop has chosen the "innovative" Chirp app to connect and send content to its fans and consumers, reports CNBC's Karen Tso from London Fashion Week.

  • Can Chirp compete with Twitter?     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Patrick Bergel, CEO of Chirp, tells CNBC how Chirp became the top app in over 50 countries worldwide in less than a year, and why it has the potential to become "a very powerful technology".

  • How tapering will impact the dollar     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Michael Sneyd, FX analyst at BNP Paribas, expects the U.S. dollar to gain ground against other low-yielding G10 currencies in the case of "dovish tapering", but weaken against riskier currencies.

  • Why tapering needs to be gradual     Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charlie Parker, investment editor at Citywire, says that while there are plenty of reasons to start tapering at a gradual pace, there is little reason to accelerate it and "take risk on it".

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