European Closing Bell


  • Why forward guidance 'is not cost-free'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:13 AM ET

    Johnathan Portes, director of NIESR, says that "sensible" forward guidance would be pegged to a target like the unemployment rate, but said this would not be a "cost-free option".

  • Europe 'long way' from recovery     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Charles Diebel, head of market strategy at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking and Markets, says that the European Central Bank's rates cut and use of OMT has helped to stabilize the euro zone, but the region is a long way off being on the path of recovery.

  • John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says it makes sense to look into meat alternatives, but affordability will be key.

  • Test-tube burger, anyone?     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The $325,000 in-vitro burger could help lead to sustainable meat production, according to the Netherlands-based researcher Mark Post.

  • European market closes mixed     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were mixed on Monday afternoon, as a worse-than-expected earnings report from HSBC weighed on the market, following strong data from Europe's services sector.

  • Current climate a 'sweet spot' for investors     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ed Dempsey, chief investment officer at Pension Partners, says that the current period of good economic data is a "sweet spot" for equity investors.

  • Firms that miss targets are 'badly punished'     Monday, 5 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, and Simon Maughan, financial sector strategist at Olivetree Financial Group, discuss HSBC's earnings, and how companies that miss their targets are getting "badly punished".

  • Banks looking to improve leverage ratios     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Enrich, European banking editor at the Wall Street Journal, says banks are reducing assets to improve leverage ratios.

  • Gold sentiment remains weak: Pro     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Eugen Weinberg, head of commodity research and Commerzbank, says now is not the time to buy gold as sentiment for the metal remains weak.

  • Fed is 'targeting asset bubbles'     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Larry McDonald, senior director and U.S. credit, equity and policy strategist at Newedge, says the Fed is looking to pop asset bubbles which could bring tapering in around September.

  • Europe shares close mixed     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Friday after data showed the number of U.S. jobs increased by less than expected in July.

  • Investors 'poised to buy the dollar'     Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, global head of FX strategy at BNP Paribas, says that investors want to buy dollars but are waiting for some positive data to be the catalyst for a dollar rally.

  • Investors see 'growth story' in Africa     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Hurley Doddy, co-CEO of ECP, says Africa looks 'poised for further growth', and businesses can use techniques that have worked in other emerging markets.

  • Will US be energy independent by 2020?     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says that the U.S. will not be oil independent by 2020, this requires high oil prices, which are not guaranteed.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to strong U.S. and European data, as well as rate decisions from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE).

  • BoE forward guidance must be 'very vague'     Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says the Bank of England needs to keep its forward guidance vague.

  • David Bailin, global head of managed investments at Citi Private Bank, tells CNBC that ECB President Mario Draghi's statement on Thursday points toward fragile growth in Europe.

  • Spain's Rajoy says mishandled major corruption scandal Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:50 AM ET
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged on Thursday he made a mistake in his handling of a major corruption scandal in the ruling centre-right People's Party, but vigorously denied he had received illegal payments.

  • European market has mixed close     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were mixed on Wednesday as investors await a monetary policy announcement from U.S. Federal Reserve officials when they wrap up a two-day meeting.

  • US shares better bet over long-term?     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gerry Fowler, global head of equity and derivative strategy at BNP Paribas, says the environment is more favorable for U.S. equities to outperform in long term.

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