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European Closing Bell


  • AstraZeneca deal of 'national interest': UK Labour Party

    The potential takeover of AstraZeneca is a "national interest issue" says Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, adding that the government should think about whether a deal with Pfizer is "good for Britain."

  • How to invest in resource efficiency   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    How to invest in resource efficiency

    Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says one future trend is to use resources more efficiently, and advises on how best to invest in this.

  • N. Ireland's Gerry Adams arrested   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    N. Ireland opposition leader arrested

    Gerry Moriarty, Northern Ireland editor at The Irish Times, comments on the arrest of Northern Ireland's opposition leader Gerry Adams, on charges of murder. His party, Sinn Fein, says the arrest is politically motivated.

  • IMF warns Ukraine on bailout if it loses east Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers guard a roadblock along the highway on April 24, 2014 near Slovyansk, Ukraine.

    Ukraine has had its $17 billion IMF bailout signed off, but lenders are already warning of threats to its funding.

  • FTSE closes higher; DAX, CAC closed   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    FTSE closes higher; DAX, CAC closed

    Shares in Lloyds Bank climbed higher on Thursday, helping the U.K.'s FTSE 100 to close the day higher for a fourth-straight session. Most European bourses were closed however for the May Labor day public holiday.

  • Ukraine: Europe needs to 'stop and think'   Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ukraine: Europe needs to 'stop and think'

    Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says that due to the Ukraine crisis, relations between the West and Russia are nearing a point of no return.

  • Use the 'cloud' for health care: Fio CEO   Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Use the Cloud for healthcare: Fio Corporation

    Michael Greenberg, chairmand and CEO of Fio Corporation, explains that the company uses cloud computing to collect and share healthcare data about patients.

  • 'Union has served us well': Scottish Labour leader   Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    'Union has served us well': Scottish Labour leader

    Johann Lamont, leader of the Scottish Labour Party, says Scotland should remain in the U.K. in order to share resources, pool risks and redistribute in tough times.

  • European market closes lower   Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in Alstom stocks after they reopened for trade.

  • Inflation: ECB's bazooka is 'fully loaded'   Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Inflation: ECB's bazooka is 'fully loaded'

    David Lebovitz, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, discuss euro zone inflation and potential European Central Bank counteraction.

  • UK currency union would pose 'huge' risks   Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    UK currency union would pose 'huge' risks

    All the economic evidence shows that a currency union between the U.K. and an independent Scotland poses "huge long-term risks" says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. Treasury.

  • 'The big gains are behind us': Pimco executive Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    As central banks reign in dovish policies, bond and equity returns are going to shrink back to "normal."

  • Peugeot's rights issue is 'end of chapter'   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Peugeot's rights issue is 'end of chapter': Pro

    Jon Brager, senior credit analyst at Hermes Fund Managers, comments on the European auto sector, and says Peugeot's rights issue will allow it to focus on "managing a car business again."

  • How to analyze data to improve efficiency   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    How to analyze data to improve efficiency

    Charlie Clark, CEO of Rosslyn Data Technologies, says his firm helps companies to extract and analyze their own data, in order to increase sales, operating efficiency or manage risks.

  • Assa Abloy optimistic on Europe: CEO   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Assa Abloy optimistic on Europe: CEO

    Europe seems to have awaken again says Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, adding that he is "rather optimistic" about the region.

  • 'Contrasted' picture for Capgemini: CFO   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    'Contrasted' picture for Capgemini: CFO

    Capgemini CFO Aiman Ezzat says the picture remains "very contrasted" for the company, after it posted first quarter earnings. While most regions recorded growth, Capgemini still saw weakness in continental Europe.

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as a slew of corporate earnings boosted stocks, and positive data from Nokia helping to spur a rally in technology stocks.

  • Business in favor of EU: UK Treasury   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Business in favor of EU: UK Treasury

    The business community wants Scotland to stay in the U.K. and the U.K. to stay in the European Union because both "removes barriers", says Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the U.K. treasury.

  • Italian banks rebuilding capital: Minister   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Italian banks rebuilding capital: Minister

    The Italian banking sector should soon be approaching "normal conditions for lending" says Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian finance minister, also discussing sanctions against Russia.

  • Brexit would weaken the City: Bischoff   Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Brexit would weaken the City: Bischoff

    If the U.K. exits the European Union, international banks would slowly start to depart from London, says Win Bischoff, former chairman of Lloyds Bank.

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