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European Closing Bell


  • Russia's actions 'pre-planned': Pro   Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Russia's actions 'pre-planned': Pro

    Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies Center at the Henry Jackson Society, says that Russia's actions were "pre-planned".

  • Why Crimea matters Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 3:11 AM ET
    A unit claiming to Cossack and other citizen pro-Russian volunteers arrive to take up position outside a Ukrainian miltary base where heavliy-armed unidentifed soldiers have surrounded Ukrainian soldiers inside as Russian flag flies behind in Crimea on March 3, 2014 in Perevalne, Ukraine.

    Crimea may seem a nondescript piece of land to fight over – but its strategic position has made it a battleground between Russia and the West before.

  • What the Ukraine crisis means for markets Monday Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 8:16 AM ET
    A Russian armored personnel carrier, photographed in February 2014

    The prospect of the U.S., Europe and Russia edging ever closer to blows –- diplomatic or otherwise -- over Ukraine looks increasingly real.

  • NATO calls for Russian withdrawal, Kerry to Kiev Sunday, 2 Mar 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Orthodox priests stand among pro-Russian armed men blocking access to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.

    Ukraine mobilized after Russia's Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation since the Cold War.

  • IAG to reach profit goal in 2015: Pro   Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    IAG to reach profit goal in 2015: Pro

    John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, discusses why he thinks IAG will reach its profit goal next year.

  • US credit market's 'tight' conditions   Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    US credit market's 'tight' conditions

    Jeff Lewis, senior portfolio manager at TIG Securitized Asset Fund, talks about the U.S. housing market and says that the U.S credit market remains tight.

  • Europe shares close flat; Bayer up 3%   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Europe shares close flat; Bayer up 2.7%

    European stocks closed flat on Friday, boosted by economic data from the U.S.

  • Career change? Become a lego pro   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Career change? Become a lego pro

    Duncan Titmarsh, the first U.K. Lego-certified professional and co-director of Bright Bricks, talks about building a career as a certified lego professional.

  • Ukraine needs to eradicate corruption: CEO   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Ukraine needs to eradicate corruption: CEO

    Lena Minitch, CEO of Ukraine High Technology & YPO member argues that she was forced to flee Ukraine due to corrupt tax authorities & discusses what the new government needs to do to boost growth.

  • 'Execution is key' for RBS: Pro   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    'Execution is key' for RBS: Pro

    Mike Ingram, market strategist at BGC Brokers, talks about the problems facing RBS and says "execution is key and it's going to take years."

  • Cameron on Germany: 'It's a win-win relationship'   Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    Cameron on Germany: 'It's a win-win relationship'

    U.K. prime minister, David Cameron highlights the strong trading relationship with Germany and says that the European Union faces an "existential economic challenge."

  • Energy prices to rebound in 2016: GDF Suez   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Energy prices to rebound in 2016: GDF Suez

    Jean-Francois Cirelli, vice-chairman and president of GDF Suez talks about the energy outlook for Europe and says he expects a small rebound in prices in 2016.

  • How to 'Get things done'   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    How to 'Get things done'

    Robert Kelsey, author of "Get things done", explains that his self-help book is different from other as it is written from "the sufferer's angle".

  • European market closes lower   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with concerns over China's economy and a fall in Credit Suisse shares pushing declines.

  • Emerging markets: Invest in credit   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Emerging markets: Invest in credit

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, says that while political risks have escalated in certain emerging markets, appetite for hard currency bonds remains strong due to high yields.

  • Ukraine: Russia tests combat readiness   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Ukraine: Russia tests combat readiness

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military drills along the northern part of its shared border with Ukraine, reports NBC's Jim Maceda.

  • Could this be the next BoE Deputy?   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Could this be the next BoE Deputy?

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, refuses to give a clear answer on whether or not he had applied for the soon-to-be available position of deputy governor.

  • UK GDP to be revised up: BoE's Broadbent   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    UK GDP to be revised up: BoE's Broadbent

    Ben Broadbent, member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee, says he expects U.K. GDP forecasts for the second half of 2013 to be revised up.

  • Tesco: Is it really going wrong?   Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Tesco: Is it really going wrong?

    Paul Kavanagh, senior market strategist at Killik & Co., discusses Tesco following the supermarket chain's results, and says the it is doing "most of the positive things quite well", including its online offering.

  • BASF 'has room to grow': Chair   Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    BASF 'has room to grow': Chair

    Kurt Bock, chairman of BASF, comments on alternative energy and says that the group still has room to grow in core European countries.

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