European Closing Bell


  • Tapering is not that important: pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, expects the Fed to announce tapering at the next meeting but reiterates that the impact from tapering has already happened.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed off session lows on Thursday, after investor confidence took a hit earlier in the session with the release of weaker-than-expected euro zone data.

  • Greek shipping still going strong: Minister     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Greece's shipping minister, explains how the Greek shipping sector remains "one of the success stories" of Greece and can help bring the country out of recession.

  • Will capping roaming charges hurt consumers?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    James Allen, head of regulation at Analysys Mason, doubts that capping roaming charges will be beneficial for the consumer as operators will have "to get their money back somewhere".

  • Does Europe need more LTRO?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers, and Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, discuss the possibility of another LTRO programme from the ECB.

  • A technical look at the sterling     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the performance of the British pound and advises buying into its weakness as it is overbought.

  • Feeding Britain's future     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore and Joanne Denney-Finch, CEO of IGD, discuss the 'Feeding Britain's Future' scheme which aims to introduce young unemployed people to opportunities in the food industry.

  • Moleskine CEO: Bigger worries than Italy     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.

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

    European shares closed narrowly higher on Wednesday, having paused after rallying on Tuesday due to waning fears of imminent military action in Syria.

  • Is the EM sell-off justified?     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Gary Greenberg, lead portfolio manager at Hermes Fund Managers, says people have been "too harsh" on emerging markets and names China and Russia as his favourites as the moment.

  • Gold market expects tapering: strategist     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discusses metal commodities and says gold should rally if tapering does not start soon.

  • Rising yields is sign of growth: pro     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Johan Jooste, head of the London investment office at Julius Baer, expects sovereign yields to continue rising as part of the "normalization" process, and discusses corporate bonds.

  • Why equities remain on top     Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge Partners, explains that equities remain the asset class of choice as the price action is "looking quite strong across all sectors".

  • Shawbrook meets lending demand: CEO     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook Bank, explains the rapid success of the bank ,and says it focus on lending to small firms and its "personalized service" are at the core of its progress.

  • Will the dollar regain safe haven status?     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses how the U.S. dollar is likely to fare once tapering starts and advises buying the British pound against the American currency.

  • European market closes higher     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as the imminent threat of Western military action against Syria receded and fresh Chinese data boosted investor sentiment.

  • Europe CEO: Toyota will grow in Europe     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Didier Leroy, Toyota Europe CEO, expects the company's market share to improve this year due, in part, to its "leadership in terms of hybrid technology".

  • Syria strike would hit commodities: pro     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at the department of mathematical sciences at Brunel University, says that a military strike in Syria would impact the market, and that tapering in September "makes sense".

  • A technical look at crude oil     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Roelof Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, explains why he is bullish on oil, and advises buying on weakness.

  • TSB will fuel local economy: CEO     Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    Paul Pester, CEO of TSB, says TSB is different from Lloyds, as all its savings will be used to "support the local economy", and discusses the possibility of a sale or listing.

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