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European shares closed higher on Thursday with investors reacting to fresh data from the euro zone, but oil and gas stocks saw heavy selling after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to leave output unchanged.

Central bank policies are a hot topic globally. Hans Goetti, head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg talks about the current state of China and Japan's economies.

Ahead of OPEC meeting, CNBC talked to various oil ministers on their opinions about future oil cuts.

Al-Naimi Vs. Sedgwick     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Ahead of the OPEC meeting, CNBC looks at Steve Sedgwick's encounters Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi.

When considering the oil markets and its falling oil prices, banks must be considered as a risky area for 2015 says Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank.

A Thanksgiving in London? Why not?     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 4:50 AM ET

London restaurants are welcoming U.S. tradition this Thanksgiving. Jonny Ensall, deputy editor of Time Out London suggests places to dine in London this Thanksgiving.

Monitise: We'll be profitable by 2016     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 4:45 AM ET

Monitise connects banks with mobile operators and technology companies, so people can use their phones for bank details and purchasing goods globally, says Alastair Lukies, Co-CEO of Monitise.

EU Google break-up plan     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 4:30 AM ET

The European Union is trying to send a message to Google with its vote on whether the search giant should be broken up, says John Newbold, co-founder & creative director at 383.

Things haven't changed with Naimi     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 4:05 AM ET

Ahead of the OPEC meeting, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick receives a muted response from Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali Al-Naimi.

Investment opportunities could be better elsewhere. Ana Cukic Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Investment Managers says the recent change in Japan's GPIF policy could have a huge influence on the market.

Nigerian oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, says OPEC and non-OPEC members need to come together to reach an equilibrium on oil prices.

OPEC will cut oil production at its meeting on Vienna on Thursday, Johannes Benigni, founder and managing director at JBC Asia says, adding that if it delays a cut, the cartel will lose credibility.

Contrarian: European stocks attractive     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 2:00 AM ET

A European economic turnaround story in 2015 makes stocks in the region an attractive buy, according to Ramin Nakisa, strategist in global asset allocation at UBS Investment Bank.

The Christmas Creep begins     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 5:50 AM ET

When does Black Friday actually begin? CNBC's Courtney Reagan talks about the "Christmas Creep" and when retailers decide to start their sales season to beat competition.

Ahead of the OPEC meeting, Jamie Webster, senior director of Global Oil Markets at IHS Energy says he thinks there won¿t be a cut, whilst shale oil poses extra challenges for the OPEC meeting.

Asian stocks hit one month high     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 5:30 AM ET

Have we missed the rally to jump into Asian markets? Maya Bhandari, director of multi asset allocation at Threadneedle Asset Management discusses further.

Markets 'waiting for Godot': Pro     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 3:30 AM ET

Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management , says 2015 will be the financial equivalent of "Waiting for Godot" as there is uncertainty surrounding central banks' moves.

Why you should give CEE another look     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 3:00 AM ET

Michel Danechi, portfolio manager for the Strategic Emerging Europe fund at EI Sturdza, says that central and eastern Europe provides undervalued stocks for investors.

Speaking ahead of a key vote on Google in the European Parliament, Spanish MEP Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says the U.S. search giant has become a "monopoly" in Europe and is stifling the competition.

European shares opened higher on Thursday as investors paused to consider U.S.economic data.

Spanish member of European Parliament Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, says that a break-up of Google's search engine operations from its commercial business is a possibility if the search giant does not offer a remedy to the antitrust case bought against it.

What's Europe's problem with Google?     Thu, 27 Nov '14 | 2:30 AM ET

Cyrus Mewawalla, managing director at CM Research, says the European Union's complaints against Google are not about antitrust, but about the search giant's "behavior" in the region.

James McCarthy, CEO of Poundland, says Christmas is "shaping up" well for the company.

Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, says OPEC members are unlikely to cut oil production at this meeting, but this will push the price of the commodity lower.

Black Friday discounts have "lost their luster" as sales are starting even earlier, Stacey Widlitz, founder of SW Retail Advisors says, adding that Target could be a good stock pick in the retail space.

The U.S. dollar will see an "aggressive" rally in 2015, Ipek Ozkardaskaya, FX analyst at Swissquote Bank, says with euro/dollar weakening.

Switzerland's gold referendum on how much of the precious metal the country's central bank should hold will be a "non-event", according to, Ipek Ozkardaskaya, FX analyst at Swissquote Bank.

Speaking to reporters at the OPEC meeting in Vienna, Bijan Zangeneh, Iranian oil minister, says there is more oversupply in the oil market to come.

Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa finances around 15 to 16 films annually, including both blockbuster hits and independent films.

Xmas shopping online? Just say no     Wed, 26 Nov '14 | 11:00 AM ET

How secure do you feel with online shopping? 77 percent of people in a recent survey said they didn't feel completely safe, according to NCC Group's director of trust, Paul Vlissidis.

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