European Closing Bell


  • France Likely to Miss Deficit Target, Auditors Warn Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    French national auditors warned the French government on Thursday that it was likely to miss revised budget targets this year, putting it on course to break a pledge it made to the European Commission.

  • How to Trade the Dax     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and Dax, and explains why the German index is set to remain the best performing stock index in the region.

  • Why British Airways Is Being Smart     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stephen Furlong, senior equity analyst at Davy Research, explains that the new British Airways bonds, backed by new planes, are a "smart move" as it diversifies financing sources.

  • Has UK's Osborne Got it Right?     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, comments on the U.K. Chancellor George Osborne's spending review, and says the cuts are "painful" but done "intelligently".

  • Osborne Keeps on 'Failing to Deliver': Labour     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Chuka Harrison Umunna, U.K.'s shadow business secretary, says Chancellor George Osborne's plans have failed to deliver, especially on infrastructure spending.

  • Mexico Serious About Structural Reforms: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank and Maarten Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discuss emerging markets and structural reforms.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday afternoon, as relief rallies in Europe and the U.S. continued after the Chinese central bank offered some reassurance about liquidity crunch concerns.

  • ECB vs. Fed     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, comments on EUR/USD, and says the market is treating ECB and Fed policies by different standards.

  • Spending Review Unsurprising: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says the Chancellor's spending review was more political than financial, and highlights the importance of the Bank of England's change of leadership.

  • Should UK Boost Infrastructure Spending?     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Gauke, U.K. Treasury minister, explains that further cuts are needed to help the U.K. boost its infrastructure spending.

  • Vix to Experience Summer Volatility: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ron William, founder & principal market strategist at RW Market Advisory, charts the VIX and warns of a break out pattern which points to increased volatility over the summer months.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares rebounded from seven-month lows to close higher on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Should You Add Risk to Your Portfolio?     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans Stoter, CIO of ING Investment Management, says that the market is overdoing its tapering fears and advises adding risk to one's portfolio.

  • Is the Dollar Move Too Aggressive?     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, talks about the currency market following the Fed meeting, the dollar and how the Norwegian krone got "absolutely smoked".

  • Berluscino Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti, reports from Milan where Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, was found guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power.

  • Is Angela Merkel Too Optimistic?     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Henning Meyer, senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics's department of government, says that Angela Merkel's manifesto is based on "optimistic" growth expectations.

  • Can Germany Reform Without Tax Hikes?     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Michael Fuchs, economics affairs spokesman at CDU, promises that Germany would not use tax hikes to finance Angela Merkel's election manifesto, but would rely on revenues from higher growth.

  • Are Bonds Still Safe?     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, explains why bond investors are getting as "rough a ride" as equity investors.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares accelerated losses to close on Monday, on ongoing concerns about an imminent scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset purchases, plus liquidity fears in China.

  • Summer Will See Dollar Volatility: Pro     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, expects the U.S. dollar to be much more volatile over the summer months, and highlights the euro's resilience.

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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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