TBILISI, July 31- Georgia's economic growth slowed to 2.6 percent in the first half of this year compared with 6 percent in the same period last year, the National Statistics service said on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 4.7 percent last year, missing the government's initial forecast of 6 percent. Georgia, which is traversed by pipelines carrying Caspian...» Read More
The Philippine economy grew an annual 6.4 percent in the second quarter, supported by strong growth in the industrial and services sectors.
After two consecutive years of sub-5 percent growth, India's economy looks to have snapped out of its funk in the April-June quarter.
Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy, but there is little evidence yet of a sustainable recovery.
Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.
Santitarn Sathirathai, Head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, outlines the domestic and external factors that will likely impact the Thai economy.
Fred Gibson, Associate Economist at Moody's Analytics, says challenges remain in the Thai economy despite an upside surprise in the country's second quarter gross domestic product.
Asia's stellar performance of the region's equity markets last week is an acceleration of the existing trend.
Philip McNicholas, ASEAN Economist at BNP Paribas, says the robust second quarter growth in Malaysia's manufacturing and mining sectors may not be sustainable.
Hans Goetti, Head of Investment Asia at Banque Internationale a Luxembourg, says the euro zone's subpar growth data may spur further easing measures from the European Central Bank.
Stuart Oakley, Managing Director, Asian Currency Trading at Nomura, is not convinced that slower growth and deflationary forces in the euro zone will weaken the currency.
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".
Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, weighs in on events in Russia and discusses the market's low trading volume.
Time to worry about Europe? Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies president, discusses the impact of Russian sanctions on Germany's shrinking economy and stagnation in the euro zone.
The "Squawk on the Street" team discusses the impact of Russia-Ukraine on the contracting German economy and stagnation in the euro zone.
Anatoli Annenko, chief European economist at Societe Generale and Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, discuss the euro zone following the release of the second quarter GDP.
Philippe Waechter, head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management, says France has not enacted the right reforms after the economy stagnated in the second quarter.
Mitul Kotecha, Head of FX Strategy, Asia Pacific at Barclays, expects Japan's economy to recover slightly in the third quarter and discusses what that means for the Bank of Japan.
Ronald Man, Asia Pacific Economist at HSBC, says the Bank of Korea's rate cut on Thursday, along with the government's stimulus measures, will fuel growth in the South Korean economy.
More than 70 Chinese smaller cities and counties have dropped gross domestic product as a performance metric for government officials.
Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, says that a weak German GDP number would be an opportunity for Germany and the ECB to push France and Italy towards more structural reforms.