European Closing Bell


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Italy's New Leader Throws Down Gauntlet on Austerity Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:32 AM ET

    Italy's political deadlock may be over after the country's President nominated center-left politician Enrico Letta as prime minister on Wednesday. He has already signaled that Italy could now turn away from austerity.

  • A Technical Look at the DAX     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Roelof Van Den Akker, technical analyst at ING Wholesale Banking, analyses the DAX performance following a surprising decline.

  • Swiss Watch Sector Still Going Strong: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Jean-Claude Biver, chairman at Hublot, talks about the outlook for Swiss watch and says that many regions are booming such as Latin America and Russia, and how Europe is a growth area.

  • 'Pretty Hard Slog for the UK': Expert     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, discusses expectations for the U.K's first quarter GDP and says the government "missed the trick on the funding for lending scheme".

  • European Market Closes Higher     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, after weak German business sentiment data spurred hopes the ECB might move to cut interest rates when it meets next week.

  • Why Defensives Benefit More From Stimulus     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Alec Young, global equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, believes the ECB will cut its interest rate and advises investing in the defensive sector, which benefits from easing more than cyclical stocks.

  • European Auto Makers Under Pressure: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Tim Urquhart, senior automotive analyst at IHS, discusses European auto makers' results, and says that the big issue for Peugeot is its structural dependence on the European market.

  • Macro Picture Dragging Euro Down: Pro     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Daniel Harden, senior commercial dealer at Global Reach Partners, says the hunt for yield is keeping the euro/dollar stable, but warns that it will fall further, as euro zone fundamentals are deteriorating.

  • Can an Italian Grand Coalition Last?     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stephen King, chief global economist at HSBC, comments on the appointment of a new Prime Minister in Italy and doubts the country's ability to keep a grand coalition in place.

  • US Vital for Ericsson Growth: CEO     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses quarterly results with CNBC. He says the telecoms giant saw growth in eight out of 10 regions, with North America playing "a very vital role".

  • Helping Start-Ups to Succeed     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Rachel Galley from Rachel Galley jewellery and Maurice Helfgott, founder of Amery Capital, talk to CNBC about how you help start-ups succeed.

  • Technical Look at the Markets     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Richard Perry, chief market strategist at Central Markets, joins CNBC for a technical look at the markets.

  • European Markets Close Higher     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Kelly Evans takes you through the close of the European markets, where stocks are sharply higher.

  • ECB Shouldn't Cut Rates: German Adviser     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Prof Volker Wieland, a member of the German council of economic experts, tells CNBC that the ECB should not cut rates due to the ample liquidity supply.

  • Cheap Liquidity Is Driving Markets: Pro     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Moorad Choudhry, professor at Brunel University, tells CNBC that cheap liquidity is driving equity markets both sides of the Atlantic.

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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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