European Closing Bell


  • European Market Closes Slightly Lower     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, dragged down by miners following warnings from analysts that Chinese growth would slow further after weaker than expected trade data.

  • Equities to Continue Higher: Pro     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, expects stocks to stabilize before continuing to drift higher in the coming weeks.

  • Curbing Climate Change With Technology: IEA     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA, talks about the need for policymakers to act now to tackle climate change and how they're hoping to get emerging countries involved.

  • Maersk Oil Launches Video Game     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jakob Thomasen, CEO of Maersk Oil, says that by launching a video game, Quest for Oil, he hopes to explain the oil industry to the masses and perhaps bridge a skill shortage gap.

  • Could the Dollar Benefit From Early Tapering?     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses S&P's upgrade of the U.S., the dollar and Japan's GDP revision.

  • Why the OMT Program Is 'a Mirage'     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says another round of haircuts in Greece is not going to happen and describes the ECB's OMT program as "a mirage".

  • There's No Turkish Spring: Consultant     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Social instability in Turkey has more in common with Russia in 2012 than the more destabilizing ¿Arab Spring¿, according to Anthony Skinner, the head of Middle East and North Africa at risk consultancy Maplecroft.

  • How Startups Can Become Quickly Successful     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Maria Molland, head of Europe at Fab.com, comments on their quick success and how the website plans to become the world's leader in "emotional e-commerce".

  • What Poland Is Doing to Reverse Its Slowdown     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.

  • Are Investors Too Down on Europe?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity, talks about the European market's "resilience" and how investors are in danger of being overly pessimistic on Europe.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their main benchmark interest rates unchanged.

  • Why to Stay Positive on European Credit     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why the medium-term view of the European credit market remains positive, due to ECB actions.

  • Draghi Still Has 'a Few Tools': Pro     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses the sell-off in the bond market following Draghi's speech and markets' expectations of further ECB easing.

  • Warsaw Stock Exchange Hopes to Consolidate: CEO     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Adam Maciejewski, CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, says they have reached the limits for organic growth and are looking into other options such as mergers and acquisitions.

  • Reforms Needed for European SMEs: Pro     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Heiko Peters, economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the ECB to cut the refinancing rate in July or August, but highlights that it's really "up to governments" to implement the necessary reforms.

  • Is 'Super Mario' Out of Options?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors shouldn't interpret today's ECB decision as a lack of options, but as proof there's no urgency to implement further easing.

  • France Needs 'Better' German Relationship     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jean-Francois Cope, president of France's UMP Party, says France needs to improve its relationship with Germany.

  • Markets Can Handle QE Tail-Off: Barclays     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, foresees a tapering off of global central bank stimulus measures by the end of the year, and says apart from some short-term volatility, markets will be "able to live with it".

  • Europe Shares Drop to 6-Week Low     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday.

  • Greece Makes Investor Pitch     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Twenty-eight Greek companies headed to New York for an investor roadshow on Wednesday. Socrates Lazaridis, chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, took CNBC through the different types of firms which had made the trip.

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  • Join Louisa Bojesen for a fast-paced, dynamic wrap up to the trading day. European Closing Bell gives an in-depth analysis of the day's market action and includes expert analysis from the major players in the European business and financial world. Reporting live from London on the day's financial and business events, Closing Bell also includes live contribution and analysis from across Europe. Get involved in the program and e-mail your questions and comments to the show: Europeanclosingbell@cnbc.com.

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