*Country in a' sort of healing mode'- economist. JAKARTA, May 4- Indonesia reported lower than expected growth in the first quarter, but many economists still expect enough of a rebound this year that the country can avoid further slowing and grow more than 5 percent in 2016.. The statistics bureau said on Wednesday that Southeast Asia's largest economy expanded an... » Read More
Lexter Azurin, head, Equity Research and Senior Manager at Unicapital Securities, says the panic selling sparked by Thursday's disappointing GDP print is a "healthy correction."
The Philippine economy suffered a sharp slowdown in the first quarter, a rare miss from its usual solid showing.
Alan Krueger, professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, says the growth figure due for release on Friday won't be indicative of the real economy due to special factors such as bad weather.
Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, attributes the less-than-stellar first-quarter growth to a fall in government construction and explains his confidence in the country's outlook moving forward.
The bond market has turned into a punching bag for big investors, but strategists don't see yields moving much higher for now.
Steven Rees, JPMorgan, and Neil Dutta, Renaissance Macro Research, discuss momentum in the U.S. economy and forecast the Fed's next move.
Sonja Laud, investment director of Global Multi Asset Group at Baring Asset Management, discusses the outlook of China's economy and explains why she sees value in Hong Kong markets.
Sen. Bernie Sanders criticizes the surplus of growth producing products in the U.S., considering income disparity.
Amid weak domestic demand, the general outlook for Singapore's economy is not positive, says Roger Tan, CEO of Voyage Research.
Euben Paracuelles, executive director and Southeast Asia economist at Nomura Singapore, says the outperformance of Singapore's services sector "lifted the boat" for first-quarter growth.
Singapore's manufacturing and services sectors expanded in the first quarter, topping expectations for a contraction, alongside strong growth in construction output, says Joseph Incalcaterra, economist at HSBC.
Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, outlines his expectations for Singapore's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) and explains why the nation may continue to see credit constraints.
Stocks should continue to dance around all-time highs, as traders watch for catalysts in economic data and bond yields.
Gian Fulgoni, ComScore Inc executive chairman, discusses digital commerce in Q1 and the big businesses that dominate the space. Fulgoni also gives perspective to the way the government collects data such as retail sales.
Ukraine may have dropped out of the headlines but its economic troubles are worsening as it continues to battle with separatists—and bondholders.
Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says the Bank of Thailand is "overburdened" and more measures to help the economy must come from the fiscal policy and reforms.
Martin Schulz, international equity investment director at PNC, says the upbeat growth report signals the "beginning of a better recovery in Japan" and the central bank will likely stand pat on policy in the near term.
Discussing first quarter GDP after the government agency acknowledged issues with the data, with Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist; Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel chief economist; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to the issues with the government's calculations of first quarter GDP data.
John Ryding, RDQ Economics, says there are better ways to measure economic growth than current measures used by the government.