European Closing Bell


  • What Poland Is Doing to Reverse Its Slowdown     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Pawel Tamborski, Poland's deputy treasury minister, describes how Poland is working on boosting infrastructure investment and lowering its deficit.

  • Are Investors Too Down on Europe?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity, talks about the European market's "resilience" and how investors are in danger of being overly pessimistic on Europe.

  • Why to Stay Positive on European Credit     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alberto Gallo, head of European macro credit research at RBS, explains why the medium-term view of the European credit market remains positive, due to ECB actions.

  • European Market Closes Lower     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower on Thursday after both the European Central Bank and the Bank of England left their main benchmark interest rates unchanged.

  • Draghi Still Has 'a Few Tools': Pro     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Laurent Fransolet, head of European interest rates strategy at Barclays, discusses the sell-off in the bond market following Draghi's speech and markets' expectations of further ECB easing.

  • Warsaw Stock Exchange Hopes to Consolidate: CEO     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Adam Maciejewski, CEO of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, says they have reached the limits for organic growth and are looking into other options such as mergers and acquisitions.

  • Reforms Needed for European SMEs: Pro     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Heiko Peters, economist at Deutsche Bank, expects the ECB to cut the refinancing rate in July or August, but highlights that it's really "up to governments" to implement the necessary reforms.

  • Is 'Super Mario' Out of Options?     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, says investors shouldn't interpret today's ECB decision as a lack of options, but as proof there's no urgency to implement further easing.

  • France Needs 'Better' German Relationship     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jean-Francois Cope, president of France's UMP Party, says France needs to improve its relationship with Germany.

  • Europe Shares Drop to 6-Week Low     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply lower on Wednesday.

  • Markets Can Handle QE Tail-Off: Barclays     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kevin Gardiner, CIO for Europe at Barclays, foresees a tapering off of global central bank stimulus measures by the end of the year, and says apart from some short-term volatility, markets will be "able to live with it".

  • Greece Makes Investor Pitch     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Twenty-eight Greek companies headed to New York for an investor roadshow on Wednesday. Socrates Lazaridis, chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange, took CNBC through the different types of firms which had made the trip.

  • 'Markets Are Getting Nervous': Investor     Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jon Moulton, chairman at Better Capital, discusses whether markets overacted to the U.S. ADP employment report, seen as a pre-indicator of the widely watched government non-farm payroll numbers.

  • Are We Heading for a New Financial Crisis?     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    John Kay, economist and visiting professor of economics at LSE, explains that the "basic mechanism" of the financial crisis is built into the current system, as it's geared towards the creation of bubbles.

  • How to Trade EUR/USD     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, discusses the U.S. dollar ahead of Friday's jobs report, and says he expects pressure on the EUR/USD trade to continue in the long-term.

  • What's in Store for Tesco?     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, says Tesco has been doing "all the right things", but these measures won't have paid off yet, due to the horse meat scandal.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European markets closed higher, but off session highs in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as worse-than-expected factory data for the euro zone dented investor sentiment.

  • Market Has 'No Clear Direction': Pro     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says fragile sentiment is persisting and expects intra-day volatility to continue for the rest of the week.

  • Turkish Government Won't Give In: Pro     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Emre Deliveli, economist and writer at the Hurriyet Daily News, says the Turkish government has a lot of public support, and that no compromise will be found until the Prime Minister's return from North Africa.

  • Why the Fed Won't Taper Until 2014     Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says the Fed will not begin to taper off bond purchases until next year, due to continued low inflation and the sequestration's negative impact on GDP.

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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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