European Closing Bell


  • Andy Murray sets his sights on Australia Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2013.

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has told CNBC that his aim is to win the Australian Open, once he's recovered from a recent operation.

  • I'd love to win the Australian Open: Andy Murray  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Professional tennis player Andy Murray, talks about his new graphene racquet, his "boring" recovery from a back injury and which Grand Slam he'd like to win next.

  • You can't top our client list: Graphene CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Dato Jespal Deol, CEO of Graphene Nanochem, explains that the group produces nano-material for a number of global blue-chip companies.

  • ECB musn't weaken euro: Lufthansa CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Despite the strong euro hitting Lufthansa's revenue, CEO Christoph Franz says the ECB should steer clear of trying to soften the currency.

  • Telenor's key markets weaker than forecast: CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, talks about why the firm has trimmed its outlook.

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Autos and banking stocks helped European indexes to close slightly higher on Thursday, despite soft data from the euro zone and disappointing results from energy firm Royal Dutch Shell.

  • Young quit TV in droves: Vice Media CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice Media, explains that the company has moved away from traditional TV story-telling in order to appeal to a young audience.

  • It's hard for entrepreneurs to expand  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Niklas Zennstrom, Skype founder and CEO of Atomico, explains that the company aims to help its portfolio investments go global.

  • Games must adapt to technologies: Tony Hawk  Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk says video games have to adapt to new technologies and that monetizing them requires new approaches.

  • Growth not booming but coming back: Erste CEO  Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Andreas Treichl, CEO of Erste Group, says that central and Eastern Europe are performing better than most anticipated and expects non-performing loans to drop further.

  • Europe is Luxottica's 'star': CEO  Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Andrea Guerra, CEO of Luxottica the spectacle and sunglasses manufacturer, talks about the U.S. shutdown's impact on the group and how Europe has been the "unbelievable star" of the quarter.

  • Nasdaq still the 'home of tech': Vice President  Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Bruce Aust, executive vice president of Nasdaq, discusses Ireland's strengths in the technology sector from the Dublin Web Summit and why Nasdaq remains and will continue to be "the home of tech".

  • What words should investors be wary of?  Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:54 PM ET

    Terry Smith, CEO of Fundsmith, highlights that many businesses use words to divert attention from problems and says investors should be wary of these words and phrases.

  • London's St. James area to be revamped  Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    James Cooksey, head of St. James's for the Crown Estate, talks about the program to revamp the neighborhood by investing in retail, new office spaces and restaurants.

  • UK to issue sovereign Islamic bonds  Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Sajid Javid, financial secretary to the U.K. Treasury, says that by becoming the first non-Muslim country to issue Islamic bonds, the U.K. signals it wants a "bigger share of the fast-growing Islamic financial market".

  • European market closes higher  Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European stocks closed higher on Tuesday thanks to strong earnings from BP and Saipem, as well as upbeat results from Finnish handset maker Nokia.

  • Peugeot has no 'short-term issue': CEO  Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Maxime Picat, CEO of Peugeot, discusses the car maker's partnership with Dongfeng, and says the group currently enjoys "very strong financial security".

  • Europe still a drag for Assa Abloy: CEO  Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Johan Molin, CEO of Assa Abloy, comments on the group's earnings and highlights that it grew in all parts of the world except Europe, but that southern Europe is bottoming out.

  • Bankia CFO: The hard work has been done  Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, talks about the group's results, how it has continued to reduce the level of its non-performing loans and how it's "fighting hard" despite "weak demand".

  • European market closes lower  Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European equities closed narrowly lower in a choppy trading session on Monday, as disappointing third quarter earnings weighed. However, stocks remained near 5-year highs.

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