European Closing Bell


  • Has the UK done an 'amazing job'?   Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Has the UK done an 'amazing job'?

    Brooks Newmark, member of the U.K. Treasury Select Committee, comments on U.K. economic policy and what it has done to help bring the cost of living down.

  • Currency still needs exchange rate peg: SNB   Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    Currency still needs exchange rate peg: SNB

    Thomas Jordan, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, discusses the appreciation of the Swiss franc and explains why the minimum exchange rate remains "absolutely necessary" for Switzerland.

  • 'First phase' of euro crisis is over: Pro   Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    'First phase' of euro crisis is over: Pro

    Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, says that while the euro zone has exited the first phase of its crisis, "tensions are going to mount" as countries grow at different paces.

  • Putin defiant on spending plan despite Russia downturn Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 3:52 AM ET

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no reason to abandon his spending pledges despite an economic downturn in the country.

  • Europe's recovery is still weak: IMF   Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:35 AM ET
    Europe's recovery is still weak: IMF

    Jose Vinals, director of the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the IMF, stresses that while Europe has started to recover, more needs to be done on fiscal policy and banking regulations.

  • European market closes lower   Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European equities closed lower on Wednesday, tracking Wall Street in late trade, after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January.

  • Norway's high-yield market better than US?   Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Norway's high-yield market better than US?

    Morten E. Astrup, founding partner at Storm Capital Management, explains that the Norwegian high-yield market is outperforming its U.S. counterpart and should continue to do so for another couple years.

  • Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'   Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Italy PM Letta 'stronger than ever'

    Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, says that while Italy's Prime Minister Letta is in a strong position, there will be "constant scares" as the economy remains a real problem.

  • 2014: record year for IPOs?   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    2014: record year for IPOs?

    Could boom times be back for stock market listings? EY's vice-chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli, says yes.

  • Europe markets close lower   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe markets close lower

    CNBC's Louisa Bojesen talks through the close of European markets.

  • Are UK housing bubble fears justified?   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Are UK housing bubble fears justified?

    Simon Rubinsohn, the chief economist of RICS, discusses the U.K.'s housing shortage and what it means for prices.

  • Ukraine will 'burn bridges' if uses violence   Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ukraine will 'burn bridges' if uses violence

    Linas Linkevicius, minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, says the Ukrainian government will "burn all its bridges" with the European Union if it uses violence against protestors.

  • Barclays: How to invest in 2014   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:52 AM ET
    Barclays: How to invest in 2014

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, explains why the bank is overweight Europe and emerging markets and underweight the U.S.

  • Slim Feriani talks frontier markets   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    Slim Feriani talks frontier markets

    Renowned investor Slim Feriani, the CEO of Advance Emerging Capital, tells CNBC why he likes riskier frontier markets best at the moment.

  • Inmarsat launches landmark satellite   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Inmarsat launches landmark satellite

    U.K. satellite operator Inmarsat launched the world's biggest commercial space operation over the weekend as part of a new telecoms network. Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce joins CNBC to discuss.

  • World cup: How to place your bets   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    World cup: How to place your bets

    Alex Donohue, spokesman for Ladbrokes, tells football fans how he thinks they should place their bets for Next Year's World Cup.

  • Nightclub app to revolutionize clubbing?   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:40 AM ET
    Nightclub app to revolutionise clubbing?

    Nick Stone, co-founder of FIXR, says his new clubbing app could revolutionize nights out in London.

  • Italy to export its way out of the crisis?   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Italy to export its way out of the crisis?

    Riccardo Monti, president of the Italian Trade Agency, says Italy should use its strong manufacturing sector to export its way out of the crisis.

  • Jobs data won't trigger early taper: Pro   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Jobs data won't  trigger early taper: Pro

    Jose Wynne, head of foreign exchange research at Barclays, says that Friday's jobs number is not strong enough to trigger an early start to Federal Reserve tapering.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

About European Closing Bell

  • 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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