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CNBC's Annette Weisbach speaks about the weekend's Austrian election and how it affects coalition talks in neighboring Germany.

Local EMs, corporate bonds attractive, CIO says

A sudden jump in U.S. consumer prices is unlikely, Nick Gartside, international CIO of fixed income at JPMorgan Asset Management, said.

Tao Zhang, deputy MD, IMF, says China's economy is making the transition to consumer-led growth, but attention needs to be paid to credit trends.

Laurent Potdevin, CEO, Lululemon, says the brand keeps close tabs on the consumer experience in the store and online in China.

This firm says its electric cars will cost under $10k

Ampere Motor USA will make affordable electric sports cars — which you can purchase for less than $10k, says the company's President Tony Chan.

Moritz Kraemer, sovereign chief ratings officer, S&P Global, says there is an overhang on ratings outlooks for emerging markets and expects more downgrades that upgrades in that category next year.

Xinshu Dong, CEO, Zilliqa, says getting blockchain technology to handle more transactions per second is simple in theory, but hard in practice.

Masaki Sakuyama, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Electric, said it's possible prices for batteries to power electric cars could drop below the cost of a traditional combustion engine.

Scott Morris, senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, says the U.S. withdrawal from multilateral arrangements is disadvantageous to the country.

Catalonia should have fresh elections, Rajoy ally says

Current Catalan President Carles Puigdemont cannot be allowed to stay in his position, Albert Rivera, president of the Ciudadanos party, told CNBC.

China leads the pack in finding new health care solutions with the government committed to bringing in artificial intelligence to the sector, says Sigal Atzmon of Medix.

CNBC's Arjun Kharpal discusses the question of whether big tech companies will be faced with further regulations.

Long-term speculation effecting markets, not Catalan crisis: Pro

Investors are more concerned by long-term developments like U.S. tax reform and the European Central Bank’s unwinding of its stimulus program rather than Catalonia, John Hardy, head of FX strategy at Saxo Bank, said.

Fed Chair Yellen unlikely to be reappointed, strategist says

John Hardy, head of FX strategy at Saxo Bank, talks about the future Federal Reserve chief, the U.S. dollar and uncertainty in the British pound.

Catalan politician: ‘We had to declare independence and we did it’

Catalonia's government declared independence because it had a duty to fulfill the vote of Catalans, Alfred Bosch, of pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, said.

Nicole Wong, regional head of Property Research, CLSA (HK), says the Chinese territory of Hong Kong is ready to utilize farm land to significantly boost housing stock, but infrastructure like roads and trains are needed first.

Markets will expect more economic reforms in China, but whether the Beijing government will pursue that path is an open question, says Nicholas Consonery of FTI Consulting.

The lack of feasibility in several policy proposals is one reason for the decline in Party of Hope leader Yuriko Koike's popularity, says Takuji Okubo of Japan Macro Advisors.

While there have been no reports of fires, several incidents involving battery failures have reportedly occurred, says Sam Jaffe of Cairn Energy Research Advisors.

Rolf Schrömgens, CEO, Trivago, says the site's data shows Chinese travelers spending more for hotel rooms and heading to destinations like Turkey and the UAE.

The official PMI tracks larger, industrial companies — which have performed better in recent months — while the Caixin index focuses on smaller enterprises, explains Donna Kwok of UBS.

Sashi Tharoor, member of Parliament, India, says PM Narendra Modi has a poor report card on economic management three years on with policy implementation lagging.

Anabel Gonzalez, senior Director for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group, says skills training could offset the impact on jobs from more automation in manufacturing.

James Tan, CEO, Tokio Marine Life Insurance, Singapore, discusses the features of the company's chat bot that can explain policies and sign up advisors as well.

OPEC compliance at 'almost 100 percent': Russia energy minister

OPEC has reached an "almost 100 percent" compliance level for the first time in its history, says Alexander Novak, energy minister of Russia.

India remains a bleak market for many reasons, including the government's inability to get things done, says Sat Duhra of Janus Henderson Investors.

Michael Robinson, chief technology strategist, MoneyMorning.com, says Google has come up with a "boutique" product in its new phone offerings aimed at integration of its software services.