BERLIN, May 1- German industrial output is expected to increase at a faster pace this year despite weaker growth in exports, the BDI industry association said in its latest report, which was seen by Reuters on Sunday. Domestic demand has replaced foreign trade as the main support of Europe's largest economy, and the government predicts gross domestic product... » Read More
Thomas Perez, U.S. Department of Labor, weighs in on the jobs report as data shows the lowest unemployment rate in 7 years.
Rising interest rates spooked stocks far more than a warning from the Fed chair that the equities market is overvalued.
The widening in March's U.S. trade deficit, due to labor strikes at the West Coast Ports, suggests that the economy contracted in the first quarter, says Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.
Trade data is weighing on the markets Tuesday. CNBC's Steve Liesman checks on Q1 GDP forecasts.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss how today's weaker-than-expected trade data might impact first quarter GDP, as Greece debt woes resurface. Also Cashin is keeping an eye on the Russell 2000 for signs of negative influence.
As much as Bank Indonesia wants to support growth, the central bank's hands are tied amid higher inflation, says Euben Paracuelles, executive director & South East Asia economist at Nomura.
Wellian Wiranto, economist at OCBC, says the downward adjustment in Indonesia's growth forecasts reflects expectations as to how much the new government can achieve in the short term.
The bond market has turned into a punching bag for big investors, but strategists don't see yields moving much higher for now.
If the jobs report comes in strong on Friday, it could lead to a selloff of U.S. Treasurys that day, said a chief U.S. economist.
Wall Street is slowly coming to a grips with an economy that offers not breakout growth but more of the mediocrity that could keep rates on hold.
CNBC's Steve Liesman checks on GDP forecasts for the second quarter.
Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, explains why he doesn't think the world growth forecast is as bad as projected, and why he's "frustrated" with the IMF's conclusions.
Jeffrey Solomon, Cowen Group chairman and CEO, analyzes the U.S. economy and investment strategies heading into May.
Traders are watching the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF for clues on whether a deeper stock market decline is on the horizon.
Dollar bulls are not ready to throw in the towel and are betting diverging central bank policy will send the greenback higher.
Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee chief economist, weighs in on whether the Fed will accept some responsibility for what it calls nine years of growth below the historic norm of 3 percent; consumer spending; and a market outlook.
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Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, attributes the soft U.S. growth for the first quarter to "transitory" factors and says it's time for the Fed to get its monetary policy back to normal.
Randy Kroszner, former Fed Governor and professor Of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, explains why the Fed described the weak U.S. first-quarter GDP as "transitory."
There's no one individual whose comments carry more weight in the global oil market than the Saudi oil minister.