European Closing Bell


  • Sell in May and Go Away?     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Ad Van Tiggelen, senior investment specialist at ING Investment Management Europe, explains why for the first time in three years, investors should not sell ahead of the summer.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Monday after Italy's new Prime Minister discussed his reform plans in his maiden speech to parliament.

  • This Analyst Says Balfour Beatty Still a Buy     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Andy Brown, analyst at Panmure Gordon, explains why he keeps his buy stance on Balfour Beatty, despite the company issuing a second profit warning in six months.

  • Why Italian Yields Are Bound to Rise     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Nicola Marinelli, portfolio manager at Glendevon King Asset Management, explains why he expects Italian bonds to come under pressure when the government attempts structural reforms.

  • What an ECB Rate Cut Could Mean     Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Bloom, global head of FX strategy at HSBC, says an ECB rate cut would not have much effect on the euro.

  • Should You Buy the Nikkei?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    David Sneddon, global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the Nikkei has reached an "area of resistance" and now is the time to buy.

  • Will the West Intervene in Syria?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, discusses the situation in Syria and says that it would take something "spectacular" to spur the West into a military intervention.

  • Medical M&As Driven by Technology: CEO     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Michael Sinclair, CEO of Advanced Oncotherapy, explains why his company acquired Swiss firm Adam SA this week, citing its leadership in technology advancements.

  • Contraction Heading for US: Pro     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Edward Dempsey, CIO of Pension Partners, says investors are "caught in a hard place" as a "contraction is arriving in the U.S.", and that it's better to be exposed to defensives.

  • European Market Closes Down     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed lower after U.S. growth figures missed expectations pointing to a potential slowdown in the world's biggest economy.

  • BoJ Committed to Yen Weakness: Pro     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Torrie Callander, senior corporate dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the yen will weaken further against the dollar and that the current euro strength against the dollar doesn't make much sense.

  • Japan Money Repatriation to Impact Europe?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities, discusses the repatriation of Japanese money, as Japanese investors continue to be net sellers of foreign assets, particularly European.

  • Should You Be Bearish on Gold?     Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the bounce in gold prices is a "corrective rally" and thus remains bearish on gold.

  • France Woos China With More Than Cheese and Wine Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 3:58 AM ET

    France may be facing declining growth in the euro zone, but the country is hoping to capitalize on strong demand in China for its 'nouveau-riche' products.

  • European Market Closes Higher     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Risk appetite returned to European markets on Thursday, as investor confidence got a further boost from the news that the U.K. avoided a triple-dip recession in the first quarter.

  • UK Pound to Strengthen: Expert     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, remains positive on the U.K. pound and expects it to strengthen.

  • Greece More of A Worry Than Italy: Pro     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Riccardo Ronco, technical analyst at Aviate Global, analyses the performance of the S&P 500 as well as peripheral 10-year bond yields, and says Greece is more likely to bring another crisis than Italy.

  • France Is No German Twin: Deutsche Bank     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Thomas Mayer, senior adviser at Deutsche Bank, says that despite markets treating France as "the Siamese twin of Germany", investors should worry about French economic fundamentals.

  • Why the Italian Grand Coalition Won't Last     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, former member of the ECB's executive board, doubts that Italian parties will be above to find a middle ground, as uncertainty over the timing of the next elections remains.

  • Could Italy Trigger Another Crisis?     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, says the appointment of Enrico Letta as prime minister reduces the potential for Italy to become the catalyst for another European crisis.

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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