European Closing Bell


  • Bitcoin: Expect chaos and drama  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Chief Scientist at Bitcoin Foundation, Gavin Andresen, says there's still "value" in the bitcoin, but he expects to see "chaos" and "drama" as the bitcoin ecosystem works itself out.

  • Europe closes mixed after Draghi's Speech  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed mixed on Thursday after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi struck a dovish tone as he spoke after the bank decided to keep interest rates on hold. The Bank of England also left interest rates unchanged.

  • ECB: Germany and Quantitative Easing  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Co-Head of Solutions at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Mike O'Brien, explains Germany's opposition to quantitative easing.

  • Draghi is 'the man'  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Chief economist at ING Diba, Carsten Brzeski, says that ECB President Mario Draghi clearly "won any battle" there was within the governing council and said the ECB was "prepared to do more" for the euro zone.

  • The price of oil is 'incredibly weak'  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Market analyst at Hantec Markets, Richard Perry, says that oil prices don't show "signs of getting any better."

  • Money transfer: Pay what you want  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Founder of money transfer service Xendpay, Rajesh Agrawal, says that their company allows customers sending remittances back to developing countries to only tip what they want for their service.

  • Europe closes sharply higher after Republicans win  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European shares closed sharply higher on Wednesday, after investors learn that the Republican Party had won control of the U.S. Senate in the mid-term elections.

  • Iceland: Slashes rates for first time in two years  Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, Már Gudmundsson says that they've finally "conquered inflation" and does "not fear" a widespread disinflationary scenario in Iceland.

  • Fitbit: Connecting 'Health and Wellness'  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Fitbit EMEA vice-president Gareth Jones says that their health monitoring products are now being expanded to attract a "greater body of consumers".

  • Europe closes lower; Oil majors under pressure  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    European stock indexes accelerated losses to close lower on Tuesday, after seesawing during the trading session.

  • Ukraine: The pain is far from over Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Ukraine may have retreated from the headlines but, with controversial elections in two key disputed areas, the risks have not diminished.

  • Oil price drops due to cyclical weakness?  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Head of Global Asset Allocation at HSBC, Fredrik Nerbrand says that if the drop in oil prices is based on "cyclical downturn", this could be bad news for earnings and cause a "bigger shock to the system".

  • France should 'obey the rules': Irish PM  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the EU should examination "of the circumstances of France" to sort out the country's deficit issue.

  • Apple to stay despite end of 'double Irish': PM  Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny says the end of the "Double Irish" tax loophole will not deter tech giants such as Apple from further investment in the country.

  • North Korea 'dipping their toe' in travel  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Spokesperson for World Travel Market, Paul Nelson, says North Korea's wants to go beyond its current "limited" tourism and get distribution into more mature markets.

  • European indexes close lower  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    All major European indexes closed lower on Monday after data revealed euro zone manufacturing activity expanded slightly less than expected in October.

  • Ryanair: A profitable future?: Analyst  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Senior Analyst at Davy Research, Stephen Furlong says that Ryanair's increasing volume could be down to its low costs, "extra advertising" and having improved its image and website.

  • Merkel 'putting her foot down'  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Global Chief Economist at UniCredit, Erik Neilson, says that Germany wants the U.K. "to stay for sure" in the European Union but there's a political underlying tone of "what a pain for us."

  • 'Global coordinated response' by policymakers?  Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Piers Curran, head of trading at Amplify Trading, says it's been a "phenomenal" month for the global economy. He adds that the close timing of action from the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England suggests policymakers are channeling a "global coordinated response".

  • Europe markets close sharply higher  Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 AM ET

    European shares ended the day sharply higher on Friday, after the Bank of England outlined tougher leverage rules for banks and the Bank of Japan expanded its monetary base target.

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