Itay Michaeli, auto analyst at Citi, discusses General Motors (GM) and Ford ahead of their quarterly results. He says GM's outlook for the rest of the year should be pretty positive on the back of strong U.S. results.» Read More
Hessam Nadji, senior director at Marcus & Millichap, highlights how U.S. demand for commercial real estate has been building up over the past few years as investor confidence hit record highs.
Matt Toole, director of deals intelligence at Thomson Reuters, talks about how M&A fees are down this year, and why cross-border deals remain the main driver.
Julia Coronado, chief economist, North America at BNP Paribas, discusses how without U.S. job data, focus will be on the debt ceiling and how there's "plenty" to worry about for Treasury investors.
Guiliano Noci, associate dean at MIP Politecnico di Milano, argues that nothing has changed in Italy following the confidence vote, and that Germany should change its approach to southern European countries.
Ajay Sunder, senior director of telecoms, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan, discusses Samsung's latest results, in which numbers for the mobile business came in below expectations.
Junko Nishioka, chief Japan economist at RBS Securities Japan, says the biggest risk to the Japanese economy would be "another round of yen appreciation", as it would hurt business confidence.
Jan Kniffen, CEO of J. Rogers Kniffen WWE, explains that "nothing is going right" for U.S. retailers at the moment, who expect weak holiday sales.
John Jannarone, writer at the Wall Street Journal, tells CNBC that while most of the IPO attention is focused on Honk Kong and New York, Europe is "really taking off this year".
Gemma Godfrey, head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Asset Mgmt, says that market complacency regarding the shutdown is a concern as the U.S. economy is weaker than it was during the previous one.
Eric Qiu, senior TMT Analyst at CCB International Securities, comments on the very successful Forgame IPO and says that a lot of Chinese Internet companies are "joining the queue to get listed".
Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets, says now is the time for the Italian government to push through some reforms and discusses the U.K.'s latest PMI.
Christopher Nicholson, director at ORACA Independent Equity Research, says that Telefonica, the only serious bidder for Telecom Italia, would prefer if the group's South American assets were sold.
Claus Vistesen, editor at Variant Perception, highlights that the FX market is starting to get concerned over the U.S. shutdown as the dollar has been selling against most currencies.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach asks the ECB's Mario Draghi about the institution's asset-backed security program and whether it could change its risk assessment of banks' securities.
Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, explains why the ECB chose to keep its interest rates unchanged and says it remains "ready to consider all available instruments" if needed.
Christoph Rieger, head of interest rate strategy at Commerzbank, explains that as ECB interest rates remain unchanged, the key question will be new liquidity measures and what they will mean for bonds.
Riccardo Barbieri, chief European economist at Mizuho International, says the ECB should have cut its interest rates "months ago" as it would help the peripheral countries.
Henri Sterdyniak, director of the Globalisation Department at the French Economic Observatory, says the ECB won't cut its interest rates and that the market wants Draghi to reaffirm they will remain low for a while.
Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, talks about Italy's key issues including structural reforms and how Wednesday's confidence vote could impact them.
Tina Fordham, senior political analyst at Citi, says there is "no quick resolution in sight" in the U.S. and explains what the Republicans and Democrats' tactics are