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Jane Foley, senior currency strategist at Rabobank, reacts to the release of the Bank of England's latest minutes which saw two out of nine members vote in favor of a rate hike.

Sven Carstensen, partner at Bulwiengesa, discusses the German property market and says that in many cities, prices have reached their peak.

European shares opened slightly lower on Wednesday with a slew of economic releases due and investors positioning themselves for the annual confab of central bankers at Jackson Hole later this week.

Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger, says the company is seeing "different signs" of strength across Europe with some countries' property markets doing better than others.

Jochen Moebert, real estate analyst at Deutsche Bank, says some of the more expensive areas of German property are "cheap" in comparison to other countries such as the U.K.

Be 'cautious' on dollar longs: Pro     Wed, 20 Aug '14 | 1:00 AM ET

Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says investors should be "cautious" on being long the dollar.

Richard Kelly, head of European rates at TD Securities, says the euro zone is "one global recession away" from being stuck in deflation.

Islamic State militants have claimed they have beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.

Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, says the U.S.'s actions in Iraq have a "limited objective".

Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at Royal Bank of Scotland, Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, and Richard Kelly, head of European rates at TD Securities, discuss what to expect from the Bank of England's minutes.

CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the dizzying rise of German property prices fueled by low interest rates in the euro zone.

Melbourne keeps liveable city crown     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 11:40 AM ET

Jon Copestake, editor of the liveability survey at the Economist Intelligence Unit, explains what makes Melbourne in Australia the most "liveable" city in the world.

In 2016, Lego will unveil a life-size house made from its brightly colored bricks to allow people to "explore all the possibilities Lego has" says Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO of Lego Group.

Cocoa prices at three-year high     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 11:15 AM ET

Erkut Ozer, CEO of Global Trading Entreprises, explains that demand for cocoa is far outstripping supply, as cocoa prices reach a three-year high.

European market closes higher     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 11:30 AM ET

European shares closed higher on Tuesday as easing tensions in Ukraine and stellar earnings reports and the anticipation of more stimulus boosted sentiment.

Jesse Sherman, portfolio manager at Renaissance Asset Management, says the fall in Russian equities is a buying opportunity.

Confidence growing for US housing: Pro     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 5:50 AM ET

David Crowe, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders, says Tuesday's U.S. housing data should confirm the recovery in the market but highlights the difficulties for first-time buyers.

James Lockhart-Smith, principal analyst for Latin America at Maplecroft, discusses Brazil's upcoming elections and says the gap between incumbent Dilma Roussef and her main opponent is narrowing.

Is housing the US Achilles' heel?     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 5:00 AM ET

Andrew Burkly, head of institutional portfolio strategy at Oppenheimer & Co., says U.S. housing has been volatile and that housing starts should "snap back" in July after a "big hit" in June.

Robert Joynson, head of European transport and infrastructure research at Macquarie Group, comments on Moller-Maersk results and says the group should deliver "very solid" results in 2014.

Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, reacts to the latest U.K. inflation data and discusses the Bank of England's strategy.

Stewart Richardson, partner at RMG Wealth Management, says Europe is the worst area to be invested in out of the developed economies.

Michael Klibaner, regional director and head of research for Greater China at JLL, comments on the Chinese residential real estate market and says developers need to start building for lower income workers.

John Wilson, private client adviser at RBS Morgans, discusses BHP Billiton's results and demerger plans and says shareholders expected a share buyback program to be announced.

Time to short China housing stocks?     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 3:45 AM ET

Simon Colvin, research analyst at Markit, discusses Chinese housing stocks and how to make money out of the market.

Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Societe Generale, says euro zone countries have slowed down on structural reforms which is impacting their economies.

Roderic Lyne, former British ambassador to Russia, says the Russian economy cannot sustain the aggression towards Ukraine.

Ben Kumar, fund manager at 7 Investment Management, and Yannick Naud, portfolio manager at Sturgeon Capital, discuss the move by BHP Billiton to create a new global metals and mining company.

Nils Andersen, CEO of Moller-Maersk, says the European market is strong for the company but structural reforms are needed to realize stronger growth.

Europe shares open higher     Tue, 19 Aug '14 | 3:00 AM ET

European shares opened higher on Tuesday with easing tensions in Ukraine and the anticipation of more stimulus from the European Central Bank (ECB) boosting sentiment.

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