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  • UK elections: Who do people trust?   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    UK elections: Who do people trust?

    At a Labour party conference, CNBC's Wilfred Frost talks to delegates and members of the public about the upcoming U.K. general election.

  • Europe closes higher as QE buoys stocks; DAX hits record

    European equities finished higher Monday as investor sentiment continued to be buoyed by the extra liquidity provided by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the region.

  • WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    WPP CEO: Israel vote will be interesting

    How does the general election in Israel affect companies like WPP? Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, weighs in.

  • Siemens CEO: Geopolitics is holding back sentiment   Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET
    Siemens CEO: Geopolitics is holding back sentiment

    Joe Kaeser, president and chief executive officer of Siemens, has weighed in on geopolitical risks.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin faces the press during a meeting with Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev (unseen) in the Konstantin Palace in Strelna, Saint Petersburg.

    For the past 15 years, Russian President Putin has rarely been absent from newsreels - but 11 days passed without a verified sighting of him.

  • Russia seeing 'surge' of investment from China Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 6:14 AM ET

    A slew of Chinese are companies investing in Russia, according to the CEO of the Russia's sovereign wealth fund.

  • Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe markets close up; oil in the spotlight

    European equities closed slightly higher Friday, as the oil and gas sector took another hit from tumbling prices.

  • How low will the euro go?: Strategist   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    How low will the euro go?: Strategist

    Kiran Ganesh, cross asset strategist at UBS Wealth Management, discusses the weaker euro, saying that the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program has a big impact.

  • Saccomanni: How to help out Greece   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Saccomanni: How to help out Greece

    Fabrizio Saccomanni, former finance minister of Italy, says we should make sure the Greek government has no funding problems in the short-run that could trigger a systemic crisis.

  • Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair'   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:10 PM ET
    Saccomanni: Reforms are 'a complicated affair'

    Talking about Italy's new reforms, Fabrizio Saccomanni, former finance minister of Italy, says a lot depends on what the priorities are when it comes to Italy's reforms.

  • Is a weak euro bad for Europe?   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Is a weak euro bad for Europe?

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, says that the weaker euro is a "fantastic boost" for Europe, with many industries benefiting.

  • Are UK house prices on the rise?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Are UK house prices on the rise?

    Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS, discusses house prices in the U.K. and how they vary.

  • Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; FTSE higher on Asos, TSB

    European equities closed largely flat to lower on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news and considered the implications of the European Central Bank's (ECB) newly launched quantitative easing (QE) program.

  • Spain's Sabadell bids for TSB: Analyst   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Spain's Sabadell bids for TSB: Analyst

    British bank, TSB, has confirmed a £1.7bn approach by the Spanish bank, Sabadell. Filippo Alloatti, senior credit analyst at Hermes Investment Management, discusses further.

  • Carney pushes down idea of BoE rate hike   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Carney pushes down idea of BoE rate hike

    The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, has dampened expectations of a rate hike for the U.K. Christian Keller, economist at Barclays, says Carney's in a similar situation as the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • Up to Greece to ensure finances are stable: Weidmann

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann tells CNBC it's important that the ECB stick to the rules when it comes to Emergency Liquidity Assistance(ELA), but refused to comment on rumors that Greece's ELA had been increased.

  • Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance?   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Weidmann vindicated by EU economic performance?

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann explains why he's previously criticized the implementation of QE, saying inflation levels were linked to oil prices which are now starting to boost economies across the continent.

  • German economy 'robust': Weidmann   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    German economy 'robust': Weidmann

    Bundesbank President and ECB board member Jens Weidmann tells CNBC that domestic consumption is helping a sustainable recovery in Germany.

  • Russia and Ukraine: Pressure points loom Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Ukrainian soldiers drive in the direction of the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 16, 2015 in Artemivsk, Ukraine.

    The battle to shape Ukraine and Russia’s future is far from over, with further key events expected later this week.

  • Providing financing to small businesses   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Providing financing to small businesses

    IWOCA is a credit facility for small businesses, which has just partnered with Alibaba and ezbob. Christoph Rieche, CEO, discusses further.

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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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