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  • As ruble tumbles, what will Putin do next? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:09 AM ET

    Against the backdrop of ruble depreciation and oil price decline, analysts are wondering what Russia’s “superhero” president will do next.

  • Gambling: Can you distinguish harmful play?   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Gambling: Can you distinguish harmful play?

    Deciphering between harmful and non-harmful play can be distinguished, yet there are overlapping behaviours between the two gambling groups says Marc Etches, chief executive at Responsible Gambling Trust.

  • U.S. and the fall in oil prices   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    U.S. and the fall in oil prices

    The key element when it comes to crude oil prices is how "sustained" the price fall is. After that, straight decisions on cutting output can start says Miswin Mahesh, oil analyst at Barclays.

  • Lower the stakes to lower the risks   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Lower the stakes to lower the risks

    Reducing a gambling machine's money stakes could reduce the risk of problem gamblers says Matt Zarb-Cousin, spokesperson for Campaign for Fairer Gambling.

  • Europe needs QE   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Europe needs QE

    After the disappointing PMI results for Europe, Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi discusses his views on how various countries need to restructure and how QE is needed for Europe.

  • European shares close lower as commodities tumble

    European shares closed lower on Monday with the falling price of major commodities weighing heavily on the mining and energy sectors.

  • Hungary prepared to purchase foreign banks   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    Hungary prepared to purchase foreign banks

    The Hungarian government would be ready to purchase any foreign banks that were ready to leave the country, says Gabor Orban, Hungary's tax and financial affairs minister.

  • Sovereign QE is all about 'speed'   Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Sovereign QE is all about 'speed'

    Full-blown quantitative easing may not be the answer to all of the euro zone's problems, but it's the "speed" which makes it a great tool for the European Central Bank, says Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi.

  • Black Friday skyrockets the UK toy market   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Black Friday skyrockets the UK toy market

    Tony Hicks, chief international officer at LeapFrog, says toy sales escalate in November and December.

  • Swiss gold: A yes vote may be compromising   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Swiss gold: A yes vote may be compromising

    If Switzerland votes "yes" in the Swiss gold referendum, this could compromise the central bank's credibility and its ability to maintain its currency cap, says Nitesh Shah, gold analyst at ETF Securities.

  • Europe closes flat after CPI data, oil stocks fall   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Europe closes flat after CPI data, oil stocks fall

    European shares closed flat to lower on Friday, with oil majors falling sharply after OPEC (the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) decided not to cut its production of the commodity.

  • UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK PM 'balanced' on EU immigration

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was "carefully balanced", says Stephen Booth, research director at Open Europe.

  • UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration   Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    UK's Cameron gets vocal on immigration

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on EU immigration was a "political speech" to shut down the threat of immigration dominating the upcoming general election, says Ben Southwood, head of policy at the Adam Smith Institute.

  • France paying for past mistakes: Economy Minister Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has placed the blame for the sustained weakness in his country's economy with previous administrations.

  • Black Friday has become global!   Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Black Friday has become global!

    For Black Friday, you should be strategic and set up alerts for your favourite retailers, says Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.

  • Europe ends higher, oil below $73 as OPEC leaves output

    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.

  • No 'froth' in Europe's financial markets   Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    No 'froth' in Europe's financial markets

    The ECB is directing its monetary policy to use new channels, ensuring that price stability in the euro area as a whole says European Central Bank's vice president, Vitor Constancio.

  • OPEC: We want more stability in 2015   Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
    OPEC: We want more stability in 2015

    OPEC's first female president, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says that non-OPEC members need to "share the burden" of falling oil prices.

  • OPEC's unity is 'pretty thin': CEO   Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    OPEC's unity is 'pretty thin': CEO

    After OPEC's decision to hold oil production, Bill Farren-Price, CEO of Petroleum Policy Intelligence, says that the organization will inevitably hold another meeting if prices continue to decrease.

  • Investing in film: Who makes the cut?: CEO   Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Investing in film: Who makes the cut?: CEO

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

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  • 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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    Bojesen anchors "European Closing Bell." In addition, she reports for CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia, NBC, and MSNBC.