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
Art Cashin, UBS director of floor operations, discusses consumer spending and how German GDP could impact the U.S. trade.
Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at BoA Merrill Lynch, says the sales tax hike and bad weather in June hurt Japan's economy in the second quarter.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, explains why there were minimal movements in the yen despite a contraction in Japan's economy for the second quarter.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, says growing confidence among Japanese firms, which indicates a willingness to spend, can fuel the country's recovery.
Peter Boardman, Managing Director, Tradewinds, says consumption spending in Japan will rise as the economy recovers from April's sales tax hike.
Naomi Fink, CEO of Europacifica Consulting, says the sharp contraction in Japan's economy for the second quarter was expected following April's consumption tax hike.
Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders, says that Japan's second quarter GDP will likely be hit by its new consumption tax.
Marie Diron, senior vice president at Moody's Macro Financial Analysis, says the euro zone's second quarter GDP should be "very weak" but that the U.S.'s strong growth is good news for the region.
Singapore's second quarter growth data allayed concerns of a possible technical recession, says Euben Paracuelles, Executive Director and Southeast Asia Economist at Nomura Singapore.
Kunal Ghosh, Emerging Market Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors, says the surprise expansion in Singapore's economy for the second quarter may just be seasonal adjustments.
Singapore's economy expanded 0.1 percent on a quarter-on-quarter annualized basis in the second quarter, above expectations.
Soaring prices underscore the inflation risk in India, which remains a headache for policymakers who will release data on consumer prices this week.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports on which stocks are leading the Nasdaq; and discussing the uptick in market volatility and Fed policy, with Bob Keiser, S&P Capital IQ.
Analyzing Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer's slow growth comments, with CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein, and former Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert McTeer.
Max King, portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, says Japanese earnings growth is strong and that the picture for underlying economy is positive.
Kurt Karl, Chief Economist of Swiss Re, discusses his expectations for Japan and Europe's gross domestic product figures due for release this week.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest GDP forecast for the third quarter.
Discussing the growing wealth gap, and whether it's slowing down economic growth, with former chief economic policy adviser to VP Biden Jared Bernstein, and CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow.
Jack Meaning, research fellow at NIESR, discusses the U.K. economy on the back of July PMI data and expectations for growth over the next 18 months.
Rajiv Biswas, Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, highlights the factors that are weighing on Indonesia's economic growth.