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Thursday's data indicate that the U.S. economy has improved and 2015 looks like a stronger year in terms of growth, says Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist at Russell Investments.
Economists are recalculating the economy's fourth quarter growth forecast, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The U.S. economy is picking up speed, according to a survey of business economists.
Madhur Jha, senior global economist at Standard Chartered, says Chinese growth will slow down in 2015 as the country pushes towards a more "sustainable" GDP number.
Madhur Jha, senior global economist at Standard Chartered, says easing measures from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank will offset tightening from the U.S. Federal Reserve which will help emerging market economies.
Glenn Levine, Senior Economist at Moody's, identifies the fall in corporate inventories and residential investment as factors dragged down third-quarter growth.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan, says the Bank of Japan's bazooka and Abe's tax hike delay will boost the economy going forward.
Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says markets are rallying on expectations of more action from the Bank of Japan following recent weak data.
Japan's economy shrank an annualized 1.9 percent in the third quarter, worse than an initial reading for a 1.6 percent contraction, revised figures showed.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, explains why she's concerned about private consumption following Japan's revised third-quarter growth data.
Bart Van Ark, Chief Economist at The Conference Board, says Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" will help the economy accelerate more than a weaker currency.
The euro could post gains before year-end, as traders wonder if and when the ECB will launch a broader asset-buying program.
Young Sun Kwon, Senior Korea Economist at Nomura, explains his outlook for the last three months of the year and why he expects action on structural reforms and macro stimulus.
If Australia's Q3 GDP report was bad, the last three months of the year will be much worse, warns Sean Fenton, Director & Portfolio Manager at Tribeca Investment Partners.
Axel Van Trotsenburg, Vice President for East Asia and Pacific at World Bank, outlines the organization's forecasts for the year ahead.
Matthew Circosta, Economist at Moody's Analytics, says Wednesday's weak Q3 growth data adds pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates further.
Australia's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the third quarter, underscoring growing concerns about its outlook and calls for the central bank to undertake easing measures.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, outlines his expectations for the central bank after it left rates on hold at 2.5 percent on Tuesday.
Bill Evans, Global Head of Economics at Westpac Bank, says the Reserve Bank of Australia still needs to await more data before changing their position on interest rates.
Despite slowing growth in China, Wang Chao Yong, Chairman and CEO at China Equity Group, explains why he's still positive on domestic prospects.