European Closing Bell


  • Are the markets ruled by geopolitics?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, global head of financial research at PIMCO, says there is a disconnect between valuations and fundamentals at the moment as geopolitical events dominate the news flow.

  • Russia retaliates with sanctions: Winners and losers Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    After imports of food from the U.S., EU, Australia, Canada and Norway were banned, Russian supermarkets are going to have to find substitutes fast.

  • Rentify: Disrupting UK rental market     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    George Spencer, CEO of Rentify, is an online lettings service, also providing landlords with the tools to manage their properties themselves, but a at "much more competitive" price than traditional lettings agent.

  • Is the oil price on the rise?     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, says that although the oil market looks dormant, a number of "big things" happening behind the scene could drive the price higher.

  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Thursday, after fluctuating for much of the day, as investors reacted to rate decisions by the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

  • TLTROs 'key' to stop banks deleveraging: Pro     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Gildas Surry, banks analyst at BNP Paribas, discusses Commerzbank and the overall European banking sector.

  • Russian business can work with sanctions: RenCap CEO Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 2:20 AM ET

    Russian businesses facing the impact of a new, harsher round of sanctions can adapt to cope, according to the chief executive of Renaissance Capital.

  • Regulation adds risk for UK banks: Moody's     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Moody's Investors Service has put a negative outlook on the U.K. banking sector. Johannes Wassenberg, managing director at Moody's, explains that the changing regulatory framework will add pressure on U.K. lenders.

  • European market closes lower     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Wednesday with investors reacting to disappointing data and concerns that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate further.

  • Should markets fear 'Putin effect'?     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Cristian Maggio, emerging market strategist at TD Securities, and Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, discuss whether both the euro zone and emerging markets could be hit by a "Putin effect".

  • Why Ebola epidemic is out of control     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Jimmy Whitworth, head of population health at the Wellcome Trust, discusses why the latest Ebola outbreak is so serious. He says more tests of experimental drugs and vaccines need to be done.

  • StanChart: Some headwinds to dissipate     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ian Gordon, equity research analyst at S&P Capital IQ, discusses Standard Chartered's results, and says the group's losses should be lower in the second half.

  • Lundin Petroleum 'past the worst': CEO     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ashley Heppenstall, CEO of Lundin Petroleum, says delays in its Norway project have negatively impacted production, but that the group should now be "past the worst".

  • A technical look at euro, sterling     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, market analyst at Hantec Markets, says there is the prospect for a technical rally for the euro and that a period of sterling "bullishness" is coming to an end.

  • Ecclestone pays $100M to settle bribery trial     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Christian Sylt, editor at Formula Money, comments on the Ecclestone bribery trail - which ended after the F1 boss offered a $100 million settlement - and what it means for the sport.

  • European market closes mixed     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday as a blast of big-name earnings from the continent boosted investor sentiment. However, both the Italian and Spanish markets closed in negative territory.

  • Where next for the US dollar?     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Hans Redeker, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, discusses the outlook for the U.S. dollar against developed and emerging market currencies.

  • Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, discusses Telefonica's bid to acquire Vivendi's Brazilian assets and says Vivendi is giving itself time for other bid to come in.

  • France: What’s worrying the markets Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    France’s plans to reform its economy and cut its debt face “significant” risks, one of the world’s most respected ratings agencies has warned.

  • Asset managers to trigger next crisis?     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Philip Coggan, Buttonwood columnist at The Economist, says that asset managers could trigger the next crisis due to increasingly tight regulations.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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