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European Closing Bell


  • European market closes mixed   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes mixed

    European shares closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with the U.K. budget pushing the FTSE 100 down, although a rally in the autos sector boosted the DAX after a financial update from BMW.

  • Eurazeo invests in Desigual: CEO   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    Eurazeo invests in Desigual: CEO

    Patrick Sayer, CEO of Eurazeo, says the group is investing 285 million euros in Desigual because of its potential to grow outside Europe and the U.S., notably in South America and Asia.

  • Bentley CEO: 'The Queen is our customer'   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Bentley CEO: 'The Queen is our customer'

    Wolfgang Schreider, chairman and CEO at Bentley Motors, comments on the group's "record year" in 2013 and its strategy - which includes the world's first luxury SUV. He also names the Queen as his favorite customer.

  • Are savers the big winners of the UK budget?   Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Are savers the big winners of the UK budget?

    Simon Wells, chief U.K. economist at HSBC, and Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, discuss the U.K. budget's winners, plus its impact on sterling.

  • What's the outlook for LNG?   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    What's the outlook for LNG?

    Andrew Walker, head of LNG strategy at BG Group, says that while Ukraine has had little impact on the LNG market so far, it will be "tight" towards the end of the decade.

  • This phone cover monitors your health...   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    This phone cover monitors your health...

    Hammish Patel, Azoi CEO, introduces the Wello iPhone cover that doubles as a health-monitoring device and syncs with other fitness wearables.

  • What businesses want from the UK Budget   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    What businesses want from the UK Budget

    Alexander Jackman, head of policy at the Forum of Private Business, previews the U.K. Budget and says more fundamental reforms need to be brought forward to bring the cost of doing business down.

  • ESM ruling is 'no surprise': Expert   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    ESM ruling is 'no surprise': Expert

    Helmut Siekmann, chair of Money, Currency and Central Bank Law at Frankfurt's Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability, discusses the German court ruling on the ESM and the OMT program.

  • How to trade geopolitical events   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    How to trade geopolitical events

    Kerry Craig, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says that events in Ukraine do not detract from the long-term story for global economic growth and advises exposure to emerging markets.

  • Yatsenyuk: Me, President? Absolutely not   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    Yatsenyuk: Me, President? Absolutely not

    Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister, tells CNBC that he has no intention of running for president in the May elections and that his role is to make sure the elections are "free and fair."

  • 'What's up with this world?': Ukraine PM   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    'What's up with this world?': Ukraine PM

    Ukraine would rather have a diplomatic solution to the crisis with Russia but will defend itself if provoked further, says Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian prime minister.

  • Help to buy is 'good investment' for UK: Pro   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Help to buy is 'good investment' for UK: Pro

    Miles Shipside, commercial director at Rightmove, discusses the U.K. housing market following news that the Help to Buy scheme is to be extended until 2020.

  • European market closes higher   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes higher

    European stocks closed higher on Monday - recovering from last week's slump - as investors responded to positive U.S. data and shrugged off the referendum result in Crimea at the weekend.

  • MH370: 'Many mistakes were made'   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:18 PM ET
    MH370: 'Many mistakes were made'

    Switching off a plane's transponder requires expertise, according to Giovanni Bisignani, former director general at IATA, who adds that many mistakes were made in the week following the disappearance of flight MH370.

  • Crimea is a 'big mistake' for Russia   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Crimea is a 'big mistake' for Russia

    Russia has made a "big mistake" as no country in the world will cooperate with a Russian Crimea, says Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine member of Parliament.

  • Ukraine: What it reveals about Putin   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Ukraine: What it reveals about Putin

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia studies center at The Henry Jackson Society, says the Crimean referendum could be seen as "hugely significant" because of what it reveals about Putin's nature.

  • Russia wants Kiev: Klitschko   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Russia wants Kiev: Klitschko

    Russia is not only interested in Crimea but the whole of Ukraine, says Ukrainian presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko, but adds that the country is "ready to defend" itself.

  • Ukraine: Why oil prices are 'steady'   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:40 PM ET
    Ukraine: Why oil prices are 'steady'

    Antoine Halff, head of oil industry and markets at IEA, says that the oil market is "concerned but quiet" on the developments in Ukraine, because the country is not a major transit area for oil.

  • Kerry to Russia: 'There will be consequences'   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Kerry to Russia: 'There will be consequences'

    After hours of "candid and frank" discussions, Russia made it clear that it would not take any decisions on Crimea until after Sunday's referendum, while the U.S. reiterated it viewed this event as illegitimate, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • European market closes lower   Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed lower on Friday after another volatile week dominated by events in Ukraine, with a referendum this weekend in Crimea.

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