European Closing Bell


  • Troika set to get tough over Greece budget shortfall Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 4:22 AM ET

    Greece's international creditors are due to meet the country's finance minister Tuesday for talks over the country's bailout program.

  • Technology: What you should get ready for  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Tom Mackenzie discusses tech innovations and future trends with industry exports, including the co-founder of IRobot from the Pioneer tech startup festival in Vienna.

  • UK can push for EU reforms: Shadow minister  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ed Balls, U.K. shadow finance minister, says Britain has shown it can push for European Union reforms in the past and says it needs to stay in the union to remain influential.

  • Huge potential in Middle East: Melia CEO  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Melia Hotels International, discusses the group's newest hotel in Dubai, the Middle East's "huge potential" and how diversifying risk helped them perform during the crisis.

  • European market closes higher  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European equities closed higher on Monday, with travel and leisure stocks the only laggard as budget airline Ryanair tumbled 12 percent, with expectations of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank driving shares.

  • Why Greece needs more fiscal measures  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Elena Panaritis, former Greek politician and founder of Thought for Action, says the Troika's visit to Greece this week will highlight the country's need for more fiscal measures.

  • Tourism will help Greece rebound: Minister  Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Olga Kefalogianni, Greek Minister of Tourism, talks about the sector's "record year," and how the country plans to increase and diversify its offerings for tourists.

  • Ireland's recovery still slow: Minister  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Brendan Howlin, Irish minister for public expenditure and reform, comments on the Irish economy and highlights that while exports are back to "boom level", the domestic recovery remains slow.

  • European market closes down  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    European shares closed lower on Friday as investors reacted to earnings news from the Royal Bank of Scotland and Renault.

  • Why UK banks may raise capital ratios  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Philippe Bodereau, head of pan-European credit research at Pimco, discusses the banking sector, and expects other U.K. banks to follow RBS and raise their capital ratios.

  • FX scandal won't reach Libor levels: Editor  Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Reuters, says the foreign exchange probe is unlikely to trigger the same "shockwaves" as the Libor scandal.

  • German banks will pass stress tests, says regulator Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 2:43 AM ET

    The ECB won't find cause for concern over German banks when it carries out rigorous stress tests of European lenders, according to the president of the country's banking regulator.

  • Andy Murray sets his sights on Australia Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:47 PM ET
    Andy Murray poses with the Gentlemen's Singles Trophy at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2013.

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has told CNBC that his aim is to win the Australian Open, once he's recovered from a recent operation.

  • I'd love to win the Australian Open: Andy Murray  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Professional tennis player Andy Murray, talks about his new graphene racquet, his "boring" recovery from a back injury and which Grand Slam he'd like to win next.

  • You can't top our client list: Graphene CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    Dato Jespal Deol, CEO of Graphene Nanochem, explains that the group produces nano-material for a number of global blue-chip companies.

  • ECB musn't weaken euro: Lufthansa CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:35 PM ET

    Despite the strong euro hitting Lufthansa's revenue, CEO Christoph Franz says the ECB should steer clear of trying to soften the currency.

  • Telenor's key markets weaker than forecast: CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO of Telenor, talks about why the firm has trimmed its outlook.

  • European market closes higher  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Autos and banking stocks helped European indexes to close slightly higher on Thursday, despite soft data from the euro zone and disappointing results from energy firm Royal Dutch Shell.

  • Young quit TV in droves: Vice Media CEO  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Shane Smith, co-founder and CEO of Vice Media, explains that the company has moved away from traditional TV story-telling in order to appeal to a young audience.

  • It's hard for entrepreneurs to expand  Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Niklas Zennstrom, Skype founder and CEO of Atomico, explains that the company aims to help its portfolio investments go global.

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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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