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Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager for core fixed income at ING Investment Management, says the equity markets remain "well supported", and expects the U.S. market to continue to grow.
European stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday after the release of economic data from Germany.
John Peet, Europe Editor at The Economist, expects the Social Democrats to become Merkel's junior coalition partner, but says it will be difficult as they didn't like their role in the previous coalition.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, discusses forward guidance and explains why the ECB might have the "most effective" version.
Tensions are rising in Athens as public-sector workers walked out on a 48-hour strike, leaving hospitals and schools with very few staff.
Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of Germany's CDU party, comments on the search for a new coalition partner, the Green Party's "funny ideas" and how the CDU "can't give up too much" when negotiating.
Andrew Parry, CEO of Hermes Sourcecap, advises the market to stop listening so closely to central bankers, which would help the bond market to "get its mojo back".
European shares closed lower after a choppy day of trade on Monday, as uncertainty over the formation of a coalition government in Germany weighed on markets.
Michael Fuchs, deputy chairman of the CDU, discusses how difficult it will be for the CDU to find a new coalition partner and how it's unlikely to be the Green party because of its "funny ideas".
Yiannis Millios, economic advisor to Greece's SYRIZA Party, tells CNBC that the country needs to "change course", have new elections and negotiate for a new debt agreement with a "growth clause".
Michael Huther, director of the Institute of the German Economy, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have to compromise on labor market reforms, and that Germany needs to work on its competitiveness.
Didier Duret, global CIO at ABN Amro Private Banking, explains that the lack of clarity from central banks is a good thing as it gives them "discretion to act".
The German Green party has suggested a national vegetarian day. CNBC took to the street to ask Germans what they think of the proposal.
European shares closed lower on Friday, after St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said the U.S. central bank could taper its $85-billion-a-month bond-buying program in October.
Jason Bontempo of Glory Resources, discusses red tape in Greece and explains why any foreign company should closely watch the local elections taking place in the country.
Notis Mitarachi, Greek deputy development minister, says Greece is "absolutely open for business" and has reduced its red tape with a fast-track law for big projects.
Artur Fischer, joint CEO of the Berlin Bourse, highlights how tight the election race is in Germany and discusses what it would mean for the social democrats to be in the ruling coalition.
Peter Schaffrik, head of European interest rate strategy at RBC, says that even if the current German coalition gets back to power in Germany, its majority might be so tiny that it could bring uncertainty.
Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi, says equities remain the "most exciting asset class" and advises on how to position your portfolio in emerging markets.
Nader Mousavizadeh, geopolitical analyst at Macro Advisory Partners, says the threat of a U.S. strike prompted the deal between Syria and Russia, and explains how Iran is opening the dialogue.