European Closing Bell


  • European Market Closes Higher     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as markets in the U.K. reopened after a public holiday on Monday, and recent volatility in Asia subsided.

  • How to Position for the 2nd Half of the Year     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Sam Stovall, chief equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, expects the second half of the year to be "encouraging" and for markets to continue to go higher, but at a slower pace.

  • What Next for Syria?     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    David Hartwell, senior Middle East and North Africa analyst at IHS, comments on the end of the EU's arms embargo on Syria and says it's more a diplomatic move than a military one.

  • Why France Needs Flexibility     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France, says France needs to improve its competitiveness by implementing reforms to allow more flexibility, and by targeting spending.

  • How to Invest in Sovereign Bonds     Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    David Sneddon, managing director and global head of technical analysis at Credit Suisse, says the spread difference between 10-year U.S. and German bonds should widen, making it "one of the best trade".

  • French Central Bank Chief Urges Spending Cuts Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 9:13 AM ET
    Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France and a member of the European Central Bank governing council.

    The French central bank chief urged President Hollande and his government to stop hiking taxes and to cut government spending. His comments on Tuesday echoed ratings agency Standard & Poor's calls.

  • French Charm Offensive: Too Little, Too Late? Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 5:46 AM ET

    Analysts warn that French president Fran├žois Hollande's latest embarrassing U-turn on executive pay, will not be enough to restore entrepreneurs' confidence in the country.

  • Oil Market in 'a Bearish Trend': Pro     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, takes a technical look at Nymex oil prices and says that the lack of demand should drive prices lower over the coming weeks.

  • Why Chinese Won't Buy More Swiss Watches     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Capital Markets, explains why China's duty cut for Swiss watches is more of a "margin enhancement story" than a demand story.

  • Hans Stoter, CIO at ING Investment Management, highlights that despite the correction, the stock markets are still up on the month and says the Fed's tapering will lead to a "knee-jerk" reaction.

  • Should Investors Stay on the Sidelines?     Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Sandy Jadeja, chief market strategist at SignalPro, says it is better for investors to remain on the sidelines, despite the continuing rally in equities.

  • Amazon Workers in Germany to Strike for Higher Pay Monday, 27 May 2013 | 1:17 AM ET
    Daniel Brendoff sorts boxes before loading them onto trucks for shipping at Amazon.com's fulfillment Center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Workers at global internet retailer Amazon.com's German operations are set to go on a second daylong strike on Monday in a dispute over pay and benefits.

  • Party in Full Swing at Nikki Beach     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Jack Penrod, CEO of the exclusive beach club, Nikki Beach, tells CNBC that St Tropez never got hit by the financial crisis and kept going straight up.

  • Oil Will Climb Higher This Year: Expert     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Harry Tchilinguirian, head of commodities market strategy at BNP Paribas, tells CNBC that continued QE by the US Fed, a pickup in the Chinese economy and a continued squeeze on Iranian production will drive oil up.

  • European Markets Close Lower     Friday, 24 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks have come in lower.

  • European Markets Close Sharply Lower     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Louisa Bojesen takes you through the European market close, where stocks are sharply lower.

  • We've Done a Good Job on Inflation: Fed's Bullard     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    James Bullard, member of the Federal Reserve, tells CNBC why the US economy has taken longer than expected to recover, despite the huge amounts of stimulus.

  • Markets & Economy Are Two Drunks: Pro     Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jan Randolph, head of sovereign risk at IHS Global, tells CNBC that the financial system is representative of two drunks: the financial markets and the real economy.

  • Lagarde Faces Questioning Over Misuse of Public Funds Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 3:57 AM ET

    International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has arrived at a French court where she is due to be questioned over her involvement in an arbitration payment made to a billionaire.

  • European Market Closes Slightly Higher     Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed higher on Wednesday, mirroring gains in the U.S. after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated his commitment to maintaining loose monetary policy.

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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