European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, says the Invensys takeover is an interesting offer for the company's shareholders.

  • US data not decisive in Fed taper: economist     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Larry Hatheway, chief economist at UBS Investment Bank, says that the upcoming jobs numbers will not be decisive in deciding the outcome of Fed monetary policy.

  • Technical look at crude oil     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ron William, founder and principal strategist at RW Market Advisory, takes a technical peek at WTI crude oil, and looks at the spread between it and Brent oil, while discussing related setups on the S&P 500 and gold.

  • Europe shares close higher despite mixed data     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed narrowly higher on Tuesday after a mixed bag of earnings reports, fresh economic data released from the euro zone, and a bank sell-off led by Barclays.

  • Expect quiet FOMC meeting: Pimco     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ben Emons, a portfolio manager at Pimco, gives his take on how this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting will pan out.

  • How to position ahead of the Fed meeting     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, advises traders on how to play any news out of the U.S. Federal Reserve this week.

  • Does Barclays offer a warning for banks?     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Fredrik Nerbrand, head of global asset allocation at HSBC, discusses the dichotomy between European regulators' push for "safer" banks, while also wanting them to lend more.

  • Europe stocks pare gains     Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared earlier gains to close slightly down on Monday following a late sell-off after reports that Barclays will seek to raise £5 billion ($7.69 billion) via a rights issue.

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