European Closing Bell


  • ECB eyeing recovery closely: Pro  Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe d'Arvisenet, head of economy research at BNP Paribas, comments on the ECB's decision to leave rate unchanged, and what it could do should the recovery stutters.

  • French parliament passes law punishing plant closures Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 4:03 AM ET
    A car factory in France

    France's parliament passed a law on Tuesday imposing tough penalties on companies that shut down operations deemed economically viable, as President Francois Hollande struggles to save jobs in a declining industrial sector.

  • Update on Russia's privatizations  Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Olga Dergunova of the Russian agency for state property management, discusses privatizations and says there are many sectors in which the Russian government holds no stakes.

  • Opportunities in luxury hotels: CEO  Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Mike DeNoma, CEO of GLH, comments on the launch of the brand's new luxury hotels, based on research which showed customers wanted more personalized services and world-class technology.

  • Why government shutdown may last weeks  Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx Group, discusses "one master compromise" in Washington.

  • European market closes higher  Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off the U.S. government's first partial shutdown in 17 years, and as fears eased of a government collapse in Italy.

  • How startups can grow revenues  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Julie Meyer, founder of EntrepreneurCountry, explains that the company is not a platform for entrepreneurs to get funding, but one for them to grow revenues, as it helps them to network.

  • Why sovereign funds favour EM  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Nick Tolchard, head of Invesco Middle East, comments on a survey that revealed sovereign wealth funds invested a lot more in emerging than in developed markets in 2012.

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with Italian stocks leading the fall after a series of cabinet resignations that could trigger an election.

  • Is Congress run by a 'bunch of children'?  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet, likens the U.S. Congress to "a bunch of children playing around" and discusses the market implications of a government shutdown.

  • Where is Italy heading?  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, comments on the political turmoil in Italy, where up to 20 senators from Berlusconi's PDL party could resign.

  • Italy not 'safe from surprises': Pro  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Artur Fischer, co-CEO of Borse Berlin, discusses Italy and highlights that center-right Silvio Berlusconi has always been full of surprises and could have some more "weapons" up his sleeve.

  • Why businesses need to adapt to climate change  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Anthony Hobley, head of climate change at Fulbright Norton Rose, says that if businesses do not adapt to climate change, the crisis faced will make the current one "look like a tea party".

  • Where are the EM opportunities?  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Slim Feriani, CEO of Advance Emerging Capital Limited, explains that there are a lot of opportunities in emerging markets at the moment, especially in China, Russia and South Korea.

  • European market closes down  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed down on Friday, as a growing political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, combined with continual U.S. debt worries.

  • Should you be wary of European equities?  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Lothar Mentel, CIO, Paradigm Group at Tatton Investment Management, says European equities are "quite a risky play" at the moment and they only look cheap because problems are being ignored.

  • Sharon Bowles, chair of the EU's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, comments on the U.K.'s challenge to the EU regarding bankers' bonuses cap.

  • Could Italy be downgraded?  Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discusses what the risks are for Italy and Greece as political instability returns.

  • H&M having a 'very good third quarter': CFO  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jyrki Tervonen, CFO at H&M, comments on the company's strong third quarter, how it remains a "small player" in China and therefore has "huge potential" there, and on the group's online strategy.

  • European market closes mixed  Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday, as political uncertainty in Italy weighed against positive U.S. data, which ended five days of losses on Wall Street.

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