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  • Euro/dollar could fall 'well below' 1.35   Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Euro/dollar could fall 'well below' 1.35

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says it is time to buy U.S. dollars, as the ECB attempts to talk the euro down, and an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve nears.

  • Russia’s next step: Capital controls? Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:59 AM ET

    As the scale of funds being pulled out of Russia becomes clearer, speculation has increased that the government may have to impose capital controls.

  • Russia set for $70 billion in outflows Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Russia's economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.

  • 'Worst moment' for French president?   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    'Worst moment' for French president?

    Douglas Yates, assistant professor of political sciences at the American University of Paris, comments on the outcome of the first round of the French local elections and what it means for the national agenda.

  • China: Huge shift in banking   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    China: Huge shift in banking

    David Stevenson, head of product and business development at Baring Asset Management, advises on how to invest in China as it shifts away from the "old manufacturing model."

  • European market closes lower   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes lower

    European stock markets traded lower on Monday off the back of weak Chinese data and heightening tension in Ukraine.

  • UK 'Big Six' to face competition inquiry?   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    UK 'Big Six' to  face competition inquiry?

    Peter Atherton, head of the utility sector at Liberum, discusses what a competition inquiry into the U.K. utility market would mean for investments and consumers.

  • Nuclear concerns about Russian security   Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Nuclear concerns about Russian security

    William Tobey of Harvard University says that Russia is now showing signs of reluctance in its commitment to improving nuclear security.

  • Russia sanctions: Who’s losing out so far Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The sanctions taken against Russia by the West over its annexation of Crimea are already having an impact.

  • France: Ruling party likely to lose in local vote   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    France: Ruling party likely to lose in local vote

    Antonio Barroso, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the while the opposition is likely to win more votes during France's local elections, the ruling Socialist party will be able to limit the damage.

  • US debt ceiling issue 'off the table': Fitch   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    US debt ceiling issue 'off the table': Fitch

    James McCormack, managing director at Fitch Ratings, explains that it has removed the U.S. from negative watch because of improvements in the country's fiscal picture.

  • European market closes higher   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes higher

    European markets closed higher on Friday, capping off a busy week which saw investors absorb positive U.S. data and cast aside concerns about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy and heightened tensions between Russia and the West.

  • Why Bouygues is unlikely to win SFR   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Why Bouygues is unlikely to win SFR

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, says that while Bouygues has dialed up its offer to take over Vivendi's SFR business, rival Altice is still in leading position to acquire the unit.

  • It's a sad day for Turkey: EC's Kroes   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    It's a sad day for Turkey: EC's Kroes

    The European Commission condemns Turkey's move to block access to Twitter as it violates freedom of speech, Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for digital agenda, tells CNBC.

  • Sanctions to weigh on Russian economy: Fitch   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:04 PM ET
    Sanctions to weigh on Russian economy: Fitch

    James McCormack, managing director at Fitch Ratings, discusses the impact sanctions will have on the Russian economy and says risks to the country's outlook are to the downside.

  • Turkish political risks underestimated: Pro   Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Turkish political risks underestimated: Pro

    David Hauner, head of EEMEA fixed income and economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says Turkish political risks are underestimated and there is a risk of further escalation within the coming months.

  • Sanctions and S&P may spoil Russia's Crimean party Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    Increased sanctions against Russia and its credit rating being put on negative watch, announced Thursday, were already making their impact felt Friday morning.

  • Russia's actions are 'unacceptable': Cameron   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Russia's actions are 'unacceptable': Cameron

    U.K. prime minister David Cameron calls on the EU to act with a "clear and united voice" to sanction Russia's "unacceptable" behavior.

  • Russia should be suspended from G8: Lithuania   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Russia should be suspended from G8: Lithuania

    Political and diplomatic isolation will hurt Putin's pride says Lithuania president, Dalia Grybauskaité, adding that Russia should be suspended from the G8.

  • Will gold be at $1,400 by year end?   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Will gold be at $1,400 by year end?

    Eugene Weinberg, head of commodities research at Commerzbank, expects gold to reach $1,400 by the end of the year, and says this "conservative" forecast is based on expectations of a stronger dollar.

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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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