European Closing Bell


  • Russia Deputy PM: 'Sanctions not good from any side' Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:11 PM ET
    Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia's deputy prime minister

    Economic sanctions against Russia imposed by the E.U. and the U.S. are not good for the global economy, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Destiny video game: Activision 'is all in'     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Michael Pachter, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities, discusses the release of Destiny - the most expensive video game ever made - and whether it will sell enough to break even.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Tuesday, with investors cautious regarding an upcoming independence vote for Scotland and pushed lower by weak trade on Wall Street.

  • Europe recovery now in countries' own hands?     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Yra Harris, partner at Praxis Trading, comments on the latest round of ECB actions and says the European economy now needs structural and fiscal reforms.

  • Carney: Rate normalization time nears     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    Mark Carney, governor at the Bank of England, says many of the conditions for the U.K. economy to settle have been met and that interest rate normalization is getting closer.

  • Carney 'relatively upbeat': Economist     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Ballard, head of credit strategy at National Australia Bank, and Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discuss the U.K. economy and their forecast regarding an interest rate hike.

  • Peretz Lavie, president of Israel's Technion University, argues that universities "must have a mission", after launching a program to increase the number of Arab students.

  • Alibaba IPO is 'epic transaction': Pro     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Adam Farlow, partner at Baker & McKenzie, discusses the upcoming Alibaba IPO and the impact it could have on the Chinese equity market.

  • European market closes lower     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.

  • Electrolux CTO talks to CNBC post-GE     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Jan Brockman, CTO of Electrolux, says that Europe is in a "slow recovery" and that the uptick in housing is especially beneficial to the Swedish firm. Meanwhile, Electrolux has announced it will buy GE's appliances business for $3.3 billion.

  • Eni sells off Russian assets     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Eni Chairwoman Emma Marcegaglia says that the group continues to buy gas in Russia, but has sold all its Russian assets. She also comments on ENI's joint venture with Rosneft.

  • Scottish independence: Impact on UK     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Henry Dixon, fund manager at GLG, and Petr Krpata, foreign exchange strategist at ING, discuss the latest polls on the Scottish referendum and how a "Yes" vote could hit the sterling.

  • Europe shares close mostly lower     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mostly lower on Friday, as investors booked profits after the U.S. nonfarm payroll came in lower than expected.

  • Will ECB bond-buying hurt the market?     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    The ECB's proposed 500 billion euros in bond purchases over three years is unfeasible without completely distorting the market, even when ABS and covered bonds are included, says Gianluca Salford, European rates strategist at JP Morgan.

  • Renzi is still untested: Ex-PM Monti     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, says his successor, Matteo Renzi, is yet to be truly tested as the head of government.

  • Cooler heads prevailed in Ukraine: Pro     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Cooler head on both sides prevailed to strike the cease-fire in Ukraine, says Nader Mousavizadeh, co-founder of Macro Advisory Partners.

  • Italy needs labor reforms: UniCredit CEO     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    The ECB decision was good for Italy but what we need to see now is reforms to Italian labor markets, say Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit.

  • Gas is not the issue in Ukraine: Enel CEO     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Gas supply to Europe this Winter is not the key issue in the Ukrainian crisis, but rather avoiding a war, says Enel CEO Francesco Starace.

  • A volunteer of the Ukrainian paramilitary Azov battalion on the outskirts of Mariupol, September 5, 2014.

    Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.

  • Italy's 'whipped cream' reforms     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has only managed "whipped cream" reforms so far and he needs to step up efforts in order to fix the economy, says former minister for economic development, Corrado Passera.

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