European Closing Bell


  • BoE move would have been 'outstanding'  Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Charles Goodhart, professor emeritus of banking and finance at the London School of Economics, says it would have been "outstanding" for the Bank of England to change monetary policy on Thursday given the strength of the U.K. economy.

  • Capgemini returned to organic growth: CFO  Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Aiman Ezzat, CFO of Capgemini, highlights that the group returned to organic growth in the previous quarter, due to improvements in most regions and strong performance in the financial services sector.

  • Should the ECB have cut its rate?  Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Rolf Schneider, head of macro research at Allianz SE, says the ECB's decision to cut its main interest rate was not the right one as it won't improve conditions "that strongly".

  • UK business optimism at record high: Survey  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton, explains that business optimism in the U.K. is at its highest level ever due to expectations of higher profits and wages.

  • European market closes higher  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Wednesday as investors reacted to earnings news and awaited monetary policy decisions from central banks in the U.K. and Europe.

  • BAE job cuts are 'devastating': Union  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Gary Cook, U.K. south coast organizer for GMB Union, says BAE's decision to cut jobs in U.K.'s shipyards is a "devastating blow for the area" economically.

  • Was BAE's restructuring 'inevitable'?  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jan Godsell, professor of operations and supply chain strategy at the University of Warwick, explains that the BAE job cuts in Portsmouth were inevitable due to a downturn in demand.

  • Portugal's tourism 'keeps on growing'  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, Portugal's secretary of state for tourism, says the country's tourism growth has been consistent and that the country remains "very good value for money".

  • Pirelli has 'all the tools to deliver': Chairman  Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marco Tronchetti Provera, chairman at Pirelli Group, comments on the group's performance and says it has "all the tools to deliver," including new products and efficiency measures.

  • Germany must be transparent on looted art  Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rachel Dickson, head of curatorial services at the London Jewish Museum of Art and Anne Weber, co-chair at the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, talk about the significance of the discovery of the art pieces looted by the Nazi.

  • London office development at four-year high  Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Anthony Duggan, head of research at Deloitte Real Estate, says the London crane survey shows that developers' confidence is picking up as the office development market hits a four year high.

  • European market closes lower  Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday after the European Union's Commission released a relatively subdued outlook for the economy in its Autumn forecast.

  • Better for Alitalia to remain private: Minister  Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's minister of economy and finance, says the government will monitor Alitalia and Telecom Italia during their transition phases but does not plan on making them public.

  • Troika set to get tough over Greece budget shortfall Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    Greece's international creditors are due to meet the country's finance minister Tuesday for talks over the country's bailout program.

  • Technology: What you should get ready for  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie discusses tech innovations and future trends with industry exports, including the co-founder of IRobot from the Pioneer tech startup festival in Vienna.

  • UK can push for EU reforms: Shadow minister  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ed Balls, U.K. shadow finance minister, says Britain has shown it can push for European Union reforms in the past and says it needs to stay in the union to remain influential.

  • Huge potential in Middle East: Melia CEO  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks the only laggard as budget airline Ryanair tumbled 12 percent, with expectations of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank driving shares.

  • Why Greece needs more fiscal measures  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, former Greek politician and founder of Thought for Action, says the Troika's visit to Greece this week will highlight the country's need for more fiscal measures.

  • Tourism will help Greece rebound: Minister  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, talks about the sector's "record year," and how the country plans to increase and diversify its offerings for tourists.

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