European Closing Bell


  • 'Nothing has been done' in Ireland: CEO  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Declan Ganley, CEO of Ganley Group, argues that Ireland is in the same position it was in 2010 and that "nothing has been done" to resolve the debt "saddled" on taxpayers.

  • Is political uncertainty growing in the UK?  Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, warns that the U.K. is likely to face several political challenges in 2014.

  • Tinder CEO: No rush for paid-for content  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, says the app is a "more efficient way" for people to form relationships, and explains how it plans to monetize in the future.

  • Political violence to rise 'significantly' in 2014  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Charlotte Ingham, senior political risk analyst at Maplecroft, warns that conflict and political instability will continue to increase in 2014, especially in Middle Eastern and North African states.

  • European market closes lower  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities extended a two-week sell-off to close lower on Thursday, as investors booked profits on heightened fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve could act soon start to unwind its bond-buying program.

  • Has the UK done an 'amazing job'?  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.

  • Currency still needs exchange rate peg: SNB  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.

  • 'First phase' of euro crisis is over: Pro  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.

  • Putin defiant on spending plan despite Russia downturn Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.

  • Europe's recovery is still weak: IMF  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.

  • European market closes lower  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street in late trade, after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January.

  • Norway's high-yield market better than US?  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.

  • Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'  Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.

  • 2014: record year for IPOs?  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.

  • Europe markets close lower  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.

  • Are UK housing bubble fears justified?  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Simon Rubinsohn, the chief economist of RICS, discusses the U.K.'s housing shortage and what it means for prices.

  • Ukraine will 'burn bridges' if uses violence  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Linas Linkevicius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, says the Ukrainian government will "burn all its bridges" with the European Union if it uses violence against protestors.

  • Barclays: How to invest in 2014  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, explains why the bank is overweight Europe and emerging markets and underweight the U.S.

  • Slim Feriani talks frontier markets  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Renowned investor Slim Feriani, the CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, tells CNBC why he likes riskier frontier markets best at the moment.

  • Inmarsat launches landmark satellite  Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.

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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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