European Closing Bell
|European Closing Bell|
|Genre||business news program|
|Presented by||Louisa Bojesen (2010-)
Ross Westgate (2003-2004, 2011-2012)
Guy Johnson (2007-2011)
Simon Hobbs (2003-2007)
Kavita Maharaj (2003-2004)
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||CNBC Europe|
|Original run||2003-06-02 – present|
|Preceded by||European Market Wrap|
European Closing Bell is a television programme aired on business news channel CNBC Europe from 5pm to 6pm CET (4pm to 5pm WET), and from 11am to 12pm on CNBC World in the United States. The programme is presented from London by Louisa Bojesen. The show covers the last half hour of trades in the European equity markets, and reports on the day's final numbers and top stories as the markets close at 5:30pm CET. As the major European markets are electronic, no actual "closing bell" is rung - nonetheless there is a countdown on the CNBC Europe strap and video wall until the close of trade. Other regular segments include a daily "Guest Investor" and a technical analysis slot.
Prior to 26 March 2007, the programme ran for two hours until 7pm CET. The second hour of the programme was of a slower pace, offering a more in-depth look at financial and political events. During major European trade fairs and political events such as EU summits and elections, European Closing Bell was often anchored live from these events. Many of these features were incorporated into the extended Europe Tonight after its relaunch on the same date.
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