European Closing Bell


  • European market closes lower     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday with investor confidence curbed by a mixed bag of earnings from major companies and concerns about slowing growth in China.

  • Capgemini CFO: we can return to growth in Europe     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Aiman Ezzat, CFO at Capgemini, discusses how the company can get back to growth in Europe, and adds that the North America market is growing and emerging markets are booming.

  • Logitech on 'turnaround' after profits     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech, says Q1 results signal the company is on track to turnaround, after net profit of $1 million was announced.

  • Bankia swings back to profit     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Leopoldo Alvear, CFO of Bankia, says the bank's restructuring plan helped it swing back to profit in the first half of 2013.

  • Euro zone vulnerability impacts earnings     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Bob Parker, head of strategic advisory group at Credit Suisse, says that Siemens' disappointing earnings are due to a drop in demand in the euro zone, and decreasing growth in emerging markets.

  • Spain has a spring in its step as jobs grow Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 9:02 AM ET

    Positive unemployment data and bank earnings from Spain bode well for next week's growth data, but analysts warned that more needed to be done to cement economic recovery.

  • Spain's Bankia and rivals see profit recovery Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 3:24 AM ET

    A trio of Spanish banks, including bailed out lender Bankia, posted big jumps in first-half profits as trading gains and lower writedowns on property assets helped a partial recovery.

  • UK GDP could grow 0.6% in second quarter     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says he expects 0.6 percent growth in the U.K. in the second quarter.

  • Avoid credit card fee cap: Pimco     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Andrew Lillico, the director of Europe Economics, says there is no evidence that the proposed EU fee cap on credit and debit cards will benefit consumers, and could slow the recovery in lending.

  • European market closes higher     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares were higher on Wednesday afternoon after flash purchasing managers' index (PMI) data for the euro zone came in better than expected.

  • S&P can 'bask in the glow' of bull market     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says that new highs in the S&P are part of a "maturing bull market" and do not signal exhaustion.

  • Euro buoyed by better-than-expected PMI     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager of core fixed income at ING Investment Mangement, says Euro/Dollar has not reacted to worries over Fed tapering or China growth.

  • 'Theme-based' investing is important     Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ana Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers LLP, says that theme-based investing is important, and favors companies involved in water infrastructure, and luxury goods.

  • Apple is 'on the defense' in tech market     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, says that Apple needs a bigger product cycle to maintain momentum, and will play 'catch up' with any new products.

  • How to play the summer lull     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Makram Fares, managing partner at StoneHedge, says that as the summer market lull comes, it is worth keeping the same exposure, but reducing the overall size of portfolio.

  • European market closes lower     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares pared earlier gains to turn largely negative on Tuesday, after a late session sell-off that traders attributed to concerns about disappointing Apple's earnings.

  • Turkish lira could underperform     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Barney Singer, head of emerging markets FX trading at Nomura, says that Turkey has done enough to calm the markets, but not shown "100 per cent commitment" to defending its currency.

  • Juergen Fitschen, head of the German Banking Association, says bank lending to countries is an "attractive business" under Basel III.

  • Fed tapering to happen before year-end?     Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, discusses when the Federal Reserve might start tapering its asset purchasing program.

  • Royal baby born into 'strange world'     Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Jed Hallam, head of social strategy at Mindshare, says that information about the royal baby will be on Twitter before it will be on the easel outside Buckingham Palace.

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