European Closing Bell


  • How to Position for Bernanke's Speech     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Peter Rosenstreich, chief FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, explains why investors should be hawkish ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech, and should, therefore, buy the dollar.

  • How to Regulate UK Banking     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM and Paul Moore, founder of Assetz Capital, discuss the U.K. Banking Commission's report, whether it's "game-changing", and bankers' responsibilities.

  • Why Bernanke's Speech Will Be 'Benign'     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Virginie Maisonneuve, head of global and international equities at Schroders, says Bernanke is unlikely to reveal anything new, and discusses the possible unintended consequences of tapering.

  • IMF: Spain's 'Hard Won' Solvency Needs Protection Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    "Proactive vigilance" is needed to safeguard the "hard won" solvency of Spain's banking system, and Europe needs to do more to ease Spain's financial woes, the IMF has warned.

  • Confidence in Euro Is Growing: Pro     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, highlights the strong improvement in the euro over the past four weeks and the growing confidence in the currency.

  • European Markets Close Mixed     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, after better-than-expected economic data from Germany, and stock market gains in the U.S.

  • Buy European Credit Over US: Pro     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, prefers European high-yield bonds to U.S. bonds, over the medium-term.

  • OECD Head: Global Tax Laws Will Get Passed     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria, discusses the G-8, its pledge to reform corporate tax rules and Russia's importance in the debate on Syria.

  • Why Markets Are Resilient to Unrest     Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nick Parsons, head of strategy at National Australia Bank, questions whether the U.K. really wants to reform its corporate tax rules, and discusses market's resilience to the unrest in the Arab world.

  • Kabel Deutschland, Germany's biggest cable operator - confirmed on Monday that they have received a preliminary approach from U.S. media group Liberty Global.

  • Why Siberia Could Be Russia's Secret Economic Weapon Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:21 AM ET

    Once infamous as a place of exile and no-return during the Tsarist and then Stalinist eras, Siberia is being touted as a beacon of light by the Russian government as it looks east, rather than west, for growth potential.

  • A Closer Look at the EUR/USD     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Roelof Van Den Akker, senior technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, analyses the performance of the EUR/USD and where it's heading ahead of the FOMC meeting

  • Iran's New President Positive for Market     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    NBC's Ali Arouzi, discusses the Iranian president's first press conference and the "stark contrast" with his predecessor.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday, as investors looked ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later this week.

  • EU/US Trade Deal 'Ambitious': Irish Jobs Min     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Richard Bruton, Ireland's jobs minister, says a EU/U.S. trade partnership would create 400,000 jobs in Europe.

  • EU Should Pursue Bilateral Deals: EU's Barroso     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, says Europe needs to pursue bilateral trade deals and that it also need to have more fiscal "discipline".

  • Don't Expect Bernanke to Turn Dovish: Pro     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the market's positioning ahead of the FOMC meeting, and why she expects the yen to decline further against the U.S. dollar.

  • What Impact Could EU/US Trade Talks Have?     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says EU-U.S. trade talks are positive as there has been an increase in protectionist measures in the past few years.

  • A Technical Look at the USD/JPY     Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, charts the recent performance of the USD/JPY trade and where it's heading.

  • Jamie Ingram, Middle East analyst at IHS, says that whatever the outcome in Iran "it will be more of the same" in terms of policy but that it could bring a different approach to negotiations with the West.

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