European Closing Bell


  • Lira Top for Competitiveness: Turkish Minister     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Mehmet Simsek, Turkey's finance minister, discusses the Turkish lira, and says it's one of the "most competitive" and "least volatile" emerging markets currency.

  • Will the Dollar Strength Be Sustained?     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, and Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management, agree that risks for the U.S. dollar are to the upside.

  • Is EU's Budget Deal Just a 'Small Step'?     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, explains that the EU's budget deal is just "one step along a very long road" and that investors care more about the Federal Reserve at the moment.

  • How Europe Can Stimulate Its Economy     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, tells CNBC that the EU needs to "coordinate national policies" in order to enjoy better growth.

  • EU Has Avoided More Cuts: Martin Schulz     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, says he is "pleased" with the EU's long-term budget deal.

  • France Likely to Miss Deficit Target, Auditors Warn Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 6:57 AM ET

    French national auditors warned the French government on Thursday that it was likely to miss revised budget targets this year, putting it on course to break a pledge it made to the European Commission.

  • How to Trade the Dax     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, charts the S&P 500, FTSE 100 and Dax, and explains why the German index is set to remain the best performing stock index in the region.

  • Why British Airways Is Being Smart     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Stephen Furlong, senior equity analyst at Davy Research, explains that the new British Airways bonds, backed by new planes, are a "smart move" as it diversifies financing sources.

  • Has UK's Osborne Got it Right?     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, comments on the U.K. Chancellor George Osborne's spending review, and says the cuts are "painful" but done "intelligently".

  • Osborne Keeps on 'Failing to Deliver': Labour     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Chuka Harrison Umunna, U.K.'s shadow business secretary, says Chancellor George Osborne's plans have failed to deliver, especially on infrastructure spending.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday afternoon, as relief rallies in Europe and the U.S. continued after the Chinese central bank offered some reassurance about liquidity crunch concerns.

  • Mexico Serious About Structural Reforms: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank and Maarten Jan Bakkum, global emerging markets strategist at ING Investment Management, discuss emerging markets and structural reforms.

  • ECB vs. Fed     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, comments on EUR/USD, and says the market is treating ECB and Fed policies by different standards.

  • Should UK Boost Infrastructure Spending?     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Gauke, U.K. Treasury minister, explains that further cuts are needed to help the U.K. boost its infrastructure spending.

  • Spending Review Unsurprising: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    John Authers, senior investment columnist at the Financial Times, says the Chancellor's spending review was more political than financial, and highlights the importance of the Bank of England's change of leadership.

  • Vix to Experience Summer Volatility: Pro     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ron William, founder & principal market strategist at RW Market Advisory, charts the VIX and warns of a break out pattern which points to increased volatility over the summer months.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares rebounded from seven-month lows to close higher on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Should You Add Risk to Your Portfolio?     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Hans Stoter, CIO of ING Investment Management, says that the market is overdoing its tapering fears and advises adding risk to one's portfolio.

  • Is the Dollar Move Too Aggressive?     Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head foreign exchange strategy at HSBC, talks about the currency market following the Fed meeting, the dollar and how the Norwegian krone got "absolutely smoked".

  • Berluscino Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti, reports from Milan where Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, was found guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power.

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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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