European Closing Bell


  • Apple is 'on the defense' in tech market     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, says that Apple needs a bigger product cycle to maintain momentum, and will play 'catch up' with any new products.

  • How to play the summer lull     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge, says that as the summer market lull comes, it is worth keeping the same exposure, but reducing the overall size of portfolio.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared earlier gains to turn largely negative on Tuesday, after a late session sell-off that traders attributed to concerns about disappointing Apple's earnings.

  • Turkish lira could underperform     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Barney Singer, head of emerging markets FX trading at Nomura, says that Turkey has done enough to calm the markets, but not shown "100 per cent commitment" to defending its currency.

  • Juergen Fitschen, head of the German Banking Association, says bank lending to countries is an "attractive business" under Basel III.

  • Fed tapering to happen before year-end?     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchasing program.

  • Royal baby born into 'strange world'     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Jed Hallam, head of social strategy at Mindshare, says that information about the royal baby will be on Twitter before it will be on the easel outside Buckingham Palace.

  • South Africa is facing a 'difficult picture'     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Christian Keller, head of EM research at Barclays, says there is a lot of differentiation in emerging market policy, because of different economic situations.

  • 'Bribe is always a bribe' in GSK allegations     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jonathan Russell, senior associate at Alaco, questions if GSK's action against bribery is being seen on the ground.

  • Financial sector still playing catch up     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, says that the financial sector has not yet recovered.

  • European markets close higher     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared gains on Monday, as stocks in the U.S. struggled following mixed corporate news.

  • Dollar/yen had already priced in Abe victory     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Derek Halpenny, European head of global currency research at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, talks about the impact on currency markets of the Japanese upper house elections.

  • Austerity is not working for Portugal     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Pedro Santos Guerreiro, director of Jornal de Negócios, says the austerity measures are not working for Portugal.

  • France in a 'worrying' situation: Finance Minister Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 1:46 AM ET

    France is in a worrying situation, the country's finance minister told CNBC, but growth will return in the second half of the year.

  • Tough policies needed in Abe's next term     Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe needs to start implementing the "painful" policies needed to kickstart Japan's economy.

  • Why Portugal has to 'save itself' by Sunday Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 3:44 AM ET
    Portugal's parliament votes during a non confidence bid on Thursday.

    Portugal's government survived a vote of no confidence on Thursday, but a self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement over the country's bailout looms on Sunday.

  • Brazil power cut hits Norsk Hydro's results     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Eivind Kallevik, CFO at Norsk Hydro, says that the power outage at the company's Brazilian refinery in the second quarter had an "impact" on results, but the company will begin to recover in the second half of the year.

  • European market closes higher     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Thursday afternoon, led by corporate earnings and strong jobs data from the U.S.

  • Fed taper 'not the end of the world'     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, says that markets are beginning to "absorb" the Fed's message.

  • 'Little volatility' in Spanish bond market     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, says demand for Spanish bonds is good and there has been little volatility in the level of rates after government bond auctions.

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