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  • Roach: China takes a step towards market-based economy Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Roach: China takes a step towards market-based economy

    Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University, says China's new growth target of "about 7 percent" shows that it is moving away from the old practice of central planning.

  • China cuts GDP target Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:06 AM ET
    China cuts GDP target

    CNBC's Susan Li reports China lowers its growth outlook and increases government spending to $2.7 trillion in 2015.

  • China lowers 2015 growth target: What it means Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    China lowers 2015 growth target: What it means

    Eswar Prasad, senior professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, says Beijing is trying to de-emphasize its growth target and send a strong signal that they remain committed to reforms.

  • This can propel Australia's growth Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET
    This can propel Australia's growth

    Craig James, chief economist at Comm Sec, says strong growth in Australia's housing sector may be able to offset weakness in the mining industry.

  • Will a growth target of 7% be bad for China? Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:40 PM ET
    Will a growth target of 7% be bad for China?

    Wei Yao, China economist at Societe Generale and Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, discuss whether a 7 percent growth target contradicts with China's reform efforts.

  • Growth remains below-trend in Australia: HSBC Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Growth remains below-trend in Australia: HSBC

    Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says Australia's growth data for the fourth quarter are a "downside surprise" and vindicate the central bank's rate cut decision last month.

  • Australia likely grew 0.5% in Q4: Moody's Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:49 PM ET
    Australia likely grew 0.5% in Q4: Moody's

    Matthew Circosta, economist at Moody's Analytics, expects the Australian economy to expand 0.5 percent on-quarter in the October-December period.

  • Greenspan: Effective demand weak as Depression-era Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Alan Greenspan

    Effective demand is extraordinarily weak, probably tantamount to the later stages of the Great Depression, Alan Greenspan said.

  • Hong Kong's economy grows 2.2% in fourth quarter Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 12:25 AM ET

    Hong Kong's economy grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, financial secretary John Tsang said in his annual budget speech on Wednesday.

  • Siegel: Need better growth before rate hike Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 7:08 AM ET
    Siegel: Need better growth before rate hike

    Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School, thinks a June rate hike would be premature.

  • Can China hold the fort at 6.5% growth? Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 8:05 PM ET
    Can China hold the fort at 6.5% growth?

    A Chinese official said the mainland needs to guarantee 6.5 percent annual growth for its 13th five-year plan. David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, discusses.

  • Japan exits recession: Reaction Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    Japan exits recession: Reaction

    As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.

  • Thailand's fourth quarter growth disappoints Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 12:28 AM ET
    Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand's economy grew less than expected in Q4 and had full-year 2014 growth of only 0.7 percent, as exports and consumption remained weak.

  • Credit Suisse is 'cautious' on Thailand Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET
    Credit Suisse is 'cautious' on Thailand

    Santitarn Sathirathai, head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, says Thailand has been seeing a sluggish recovery and outlines the weakest links in the economy.

  • Japan Q4 GDP was a mixed bag: Strategist Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:06 PM ET
    Japan Q4 GDP was a mixed bag: Strategist

    While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.

  • Don't fret over Japan's less-than-stellar GDP: Pro Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 7:14 PM ET
    Don't fret over Japan's less-than-stellar GDP: Pro

    Despite weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter growth, Japan is seeing signs of wage increases and higher household income, says Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan, at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Japan is 'out of technical recession': S&P Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Japan is 'out of technical recession': S&P

    While growth in the fourth-quarter was softer-than-expected, it showed that Japan is headed in the right direction, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.

  • This week, all eyes on the euro and yen Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    This week, all eyes on the euro and yen

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.

  • Big week ahead in Asia Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 5:08 PM ET
    Big week ahead in Asia

    Ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday on Thursday, markets will be on the lookout for Japan's fourth-quarter GDP, alongside China's property data and a slew of central bank decisions.

  • Europe ends higher as GDP beats; DAX hits all-time high

    European equities closed higher on Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers out of the euro zone and the prospect of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia.