European Closing Bell


  • Why Vodafone Needed a 'Bold' Move     Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Francesco Radicati, Europe analyst at Informa, describes Vodafone's deal with Kabel Deutschland as "bold" and highlights that the company has limited scope to expand in Germany.

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

    European shares closed sharply lower on Tuesday, on ongoing concerns about the scaling back of monetary stimulus programs by central banks.

  • Tapering Fears Have Been 'Overblown': Pro     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, highlights that it's impossible to predict what the impact of the Fed's tapering will be and says markets' fears about tapering have been "overblown".

  • How Democratic Is Turkey?     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Tunc Aybak, leader of the international politics program at Middlesex University, says that despite social changes, the Turkish government has become less democratic and the gap between rich and poor has widened.

  • Is the Bond Market Stabilizing?     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, explains that the bond market is "in the process of stabilisation" and describes how it's likely to move for the rest of the year.

  • How to Explain The Market Sell-Off     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Matthew Lynn, founder of Strategy Economics, says the sell-off across asset classes is a "well established pattern" when summer is approaching and expects the rest of the year to be "dull".

  • Charting USD/JPY and GBP/USD     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Max Knudsen, chief market strategist at ADS Securities, explains with charts why he is positive on both the USD/JPY and GBP/USD for now.

  • Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.

  • European Market Closes Slightly Lower     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed slightly lower on Monday, dragged down by miners following warnings from analysts that Chinese growth would slow further after weaker than expected trade data.

  • Equities to Continue Higher: Pro     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, expects stocks to stabilize before continuing to drift higher in the coming weeks.

  • Curbing Climate Change With Technology: IEA     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA, talks about the need for policymakers to act now to tackle climate change and how they're hoping to get emerging countries involved.

  • Maersk Oil Launches Video Game     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Jakob Thomasen, CEO of Maersk Oil, says that by launching a video game, Quest for Oil, he hopes to explain the oil industry to the masses and perhaps bridge a skill shortage gap.

  • Could the Dollar Benefit From Early Tapering?     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Kathy Lien, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses S&P's upgrade of the U.S., the dollar and Japan's GDP revision.

  • Why the OMT Program Is 'a Mirage'     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says another round of haircuts in Greece is not going to happen and describes the ECB's OMT program as "a mirage".

  • There's No Turkish Spring: Consultant     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Social instability in Turkey has more in common with Russia in 2012 than the more destabilizing ┬┐Arab Spring┬┐, according to Anthony Skinner, the head of Middle East and North Africa at risk consultancy Maplecroft.

  • How Startups Can Become Quickly Successful     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Maria Molland, head of Europe at Fab.com, comments on their quick success and how the website plans to become the world's leader in "emotional e-commerce".

  • What Poland Is Doing to Reverse Its Slowdown     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.

  • Are Investors Too Down on Europe?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity, talks about the European market's "resilience" and how investors are in danger of being overly pessimistic on Europe.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their main benchmark interest rates unchanged.

  • Why to Stay Positive on European Credit     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why the medium-term view of the European credit market remains positive, due to ECB actions.

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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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