Joaquin Almunia, competition commissioner at the European Commission, announces rate-rigging fines relating to Libor and Tibor manipulation as well as who received immunity from fines.» Read More
Gerhard Schick, finance spokesperson at the German Green Party, explains that there is no "base for a coalition" with Merkel's CDU and discusses what the election loss means for the party and its future.
Elga Bartsch, chief European economist at Morgan Stanley, says the economy and the "good sentiment" helped Merkel secure another term and comments on electricity policy in Germany.
Steve Allan, M&A practice leader at Towers Watson, highlights that M&A deals have declined globally except in the U.S. where acquirers have gone on to outperform.
Myles Bradshaw, portfolio manager at Pimco, says the latest IFO number shows that Germany is leading the "subdued" euro zone recovery.
Scott Bauer, senior market strategist at Trading Advantage, says traders have little interest in what's taking place in Washington and adds that retail and banking could lead the S&P "to new highs".
Jonathan Allen, White House bureau chief for Politico, says a "government shutdown" due to debt ceiling negotiation is possible as there is "little incentives for Republicans" to reach an agreement.
What's the difference between the Smart Car and the German FDP? Find out with CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Annette Weisbach who report on "internet humour" triggered by the German elections.
Marcus Walker, Berlin correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, highlights that Merkel's negotiations for a junior coalition partner will be tough and what the crucial issues will be.
Bernd Huettemann, secretary general at Network European Movement Germany, says Merkel has "no real opposition" in the Bundestag and discusses Germany's European policy.
Chuka Umunna, U.K. shadow business secretary, explains the Labour Party's plan for the economy which include a boost in minimum wage, financial sector tax and apprenticeships.
Elena Panaritis, economist and founder at Thought 4 Action, says Greece should reform its governance system to stem the growing social discontent and rise of the far right.
Sporadic gun fire and explosions were still heard in the Nairobi mall throughout the night as government forces moved to "more aggressive position" reports NBC's Rob Allen from Nairobi.
Andreas Kluth, Berlin bureau chief for The Economist, says the German AFD party has become the protest vote and raised the issue of growing scepticism regarding the EU.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, comments on the euro zone following the release of the latest PMI numbers which show that demand from emerging markets remains subdued.
Alan Knuckman, senior market analyst at Trading Advantage, explains that there is "still some upside" in the U.S. stock market.
Brian Brenberg, assistant professor, explains what economic freedom is and why the U.S. has slipped from the second place worldwide to the seventeenth in one year.
CNBC's Julia Chatterley reports from Athens on the rise of the far-right party, Golden Dawn, and how politics and economics are "colliding" in Greece.
Andrew Burkly, head of institutional portfolio strategy at Oppenheimer & Co., agrees with Warren Buffet that finding value is getting harder and advises looking "underneath the index".
Olaf Bohnke, head of Berlin office at the European Council on Foreign Relations, says Angela Merkel has no "big European vision" sitting in the side-lines and will continue on her crisis management path.
Marie Diron, chief economic advisor at EY, talks about the European north-south divide, which is "not getting better" and that the region needs more cooperation and collaboration on policies.