European Closing Bell


  • Egypt: Fourth explosion rocks Cairo  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    Another person has reportedly been killed in a fourth explosion in Cairo on Friday, bringing the total death toll to as high as six, reports CNBC's Yousef Gamel El-Din from Cairo.

  • The European Commission is fighting against excessive regulation, says José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses.

  • Europe embraces 'internet of things': Cisco  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Chris Dedicoat, president for EMEA and Russia at Cisco, says the U.K. needs to stay in the EU and that Europe can take the lead when it comes to the "internet of things."

  • Iran doesn't 'walk the walk': Netanyahu  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.

  • Too early to raise interest rates: CBI  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    Sir Michael Rake, president of the CBI, says it's still too early to raise interest rates in the UK and that he thinks the biggest risks to business will be political.

  • Tech companies will lead banking innovation: CEO  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Alastair Lukies, CEO of Monitise and U.K. business ambassador, discusses business sentiment and innovation in banking.

  • Labour 'bashing' business world: Johnson  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Boris Johnson, mayor of London, says the U.S. is "reaping the rewards" of "braver and bolder" steps it took ahead of Europe and comments on the bankers' bonuses debate.

  • EU 'not out of crisis yet': Barroso  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says that while the European Union has "turned the corner", it is not yet out of the crisis.

  • Middle East most attractive for energy players: CEO  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Majid Jafar, CEO at Crescent Petroleum, says that while the Middle East has been losing capacity due to political unrest, it remains the region with the most opportunities.

  • Sergey Belyakov, Russia's deputy minister for economic development, says that the slow Russian growth is a "big challenge" and the country has "no choice" but to improve the business environment.

  • Arsene Wenger is 'unique': Arsenal shareholder  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Arsene Wenger is "crucial" to Arsenal and Farhad Moshiri, senior shareholder at Arsenal, tells CNBC he hopes the manager will sign his renewal contract as soon as possible.

  • Ignazio Visco, governor at the Bank of Italy, says the Italian recovery is weak but on track and that banks need to continue their efforts to increase provisions and capital ratios.

  • Margins big issue for steel: Severstal CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Alexei Mordashov, CEO at Severstal, expects a "significant" increase in steel demand in 2014 but says the problem for steel companies are the margins due to overcapacity.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Thursday following disappointing data from the U.S., with manufacturing growth slowing in January.

  • Metal sector needs 'discipline': Rusal CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Oleg Deripaska, CEO at Rusal, explains that the aluminium sector needs supply-side "discipline" to recover.

  • 'Not all doom and gloom' for India's economy: Fin min  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Palaniappan Chidambaram, India's finance minister, says that he would rather go into the upcoming elections as "an underdog" than on a triumphant note.

  • Italy coming out of 'severe recession': Fin min  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Fabrizio Saccomanni, Italy's finance minister, says that Italy is now recovering and that measures have been taken to facilitate youth employment and lending to SMEs.

  • Russian risk premium is unwarranted: USM CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Farhad Moshiri, chairman at USM, says that lack of communication is keeping investors away from Russia.

  • Philips will connect home to hospital: CEO  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Frans Van Houten, CEO at Royal Philips Electronics, says the healthcare market is "very exciting" and provides many opportunities, especially using the "internet of things."

  • Europe's energy sector needs 'stability': Pro  Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Ignacio Galan, CEO at Iberdrola, says that what the European energy sector needs most is "stability" and warns the UK opposition party's proposal for price caps could cause an energy crisis.

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