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  • European market closes lower   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes lower

    European shares closed mostly lower on Wednesday, with investors focused on central bank monetary policy ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium later this week.

  • Should the BoE have raised rates?   Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Should the BoE have raised rates?

    DeAnne Julius, chairman at Chatham House and Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, discuss the dissent within the Bank of England regarding the timing of an interest rate hike.

  • Lego building a real-life Lego house: CEO   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
     Lego building a real-life Lego house: CEO

    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.

  • European market closes higher   Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

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

  • Crimean egg dispute threatens to boil over into London Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    The Ukraine-Russia dispute has caused consternation for many of the region’s oligarchs already – but a Ukrainian egg tycoon may be the first to crack.

  • Internet revolutionizing housing market: CEO   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Internet revolutionizing housing market: CEO

    Russell Quirk, CEO of eMoov, says that the role of the estate agent is overstated as the digital revolution made it possible for sellers and buyers to have access to key housing market information.

  • Scotland: Youth more in favor of independence?   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Scotland: Youth more in favor of independence?

    Tanya Abraham, senior research executive at YouGov, discusses the Scottish referendum ahead of a second debate and highlights that the likelihood of a vote against an independent Scotland increases with age.

  • European market closes higher   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares closed sharply higher on Monday as investors relaxed over the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

  • UK housing asking price falls: JLL   Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    UK housing asking price falls: JLL

    Adam Challis, head of residential research at JLL, discusses the U.K. housing market and says that weakness in demand is starting to create a headwind on market activity.

  • Coffee addict? Pact Coffee will deliver   Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Pact Coffee is a coffee delivery service explains Stephen Rapoport, founder of PactCoffee.com, which sources "specialty" coffees.

  • How geopolitics can impact foreign exchange   Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    How geopolitics can impact foreign exchange

    Geoffrey Yu, foreign exchange strategist at UBS, discusses currencies following reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine and how geopolitical concerns could change the outlook for foreign exchange.

  • EU will 'continue to react' to Russia: Minister   Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    EU will 'continue to react' to Russia: Minister

    Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister, says the EU is still hoping for a de-escalation in Ukraine, but that it will react to further Russian aggressions. He also discusses the EU's stance on Iraq.

  • Russia: Should you invest as tensions ease? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    Recent events in and around Russia seem to have highlighted risks of investing in the country – yet the rouble and the MICEX have had a good week.

  • Soccer: Crimean clubs now in Russian league   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Soccer: Crimean clubs now in Russian league

    Jonathan Northcroft, soccer correspondent at "The Sunday Times", discusses the Russian Football Union's decision to incorporate Crimean clubs into its league.

  • Is gold price on the decline?   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Is gold price on the decline?

    Nic Brown, head of commodities research at Natixis, discusses gold and explains that there is scope for prices to go lower.

  • European market closes higher   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    European market closes higher

    European shares pared losses and closed higher on Thursday, with the easing of tensions in Ukraine helping investor sentiment.

  • Germany won't fall into recession: Economist   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:10 AM ET
     Germany won't fall into recession: Economist

    Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, explains that the weak German GDP was due to a combination of a "calendar effect" and the "Putin factor".

  • Is Russia's aid convoy a Trojan Horse?   Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Is Russia's aid convoy a Trojan Horse?

    Samuel Greene, founding director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, says Russia is trying to accomplish several contradictory missions at once with its aid convoy to the Ukraine.

  • Can breweries survive when pubs close down?   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Can breweries survive when pubs close down?

    Colin Valentine, chairman at CAMRA, explains why more and more U.K. breweries are opening while there is an increasing number of pubs closing down.

  • Investors should expect more from Merck: Pro   Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Investors should expect more from Merck: Pro

    Raghuram Selvaraju, head of healthcare equity research at Aegis Capital, says "German Merck's" second quarter was "solid and respectable" but that its biopharmaceutical business is its weak spot.

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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.