SYDNEY, Sept 1- Australia's central bank kept interest rates at a record low on Tuesday in a widely expected decision ahead of GDP data that is likely to show economic growth shifted a gear lower in the second quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate at 2.0 percent, where it has been since May. "In Australia, most of the available information suggests...» Read More
Low expectations and an uptick in capital expenditure offset the poor reading on first quarter growth, says Quincy Krosby, Market Strategist at Prudential Financial.
Jeffrey Zients, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, discusses the surprisingly weak Q1 GDP number, and explains why forecasters are counting on a rebound in Q2.
Discussing whether data showing the final U.S. first quarter GDP contracted means trouble ahead, with Adam Parker, Morgan Stanley U.S. equity strategist and managing director. Parker discusses what investors really care about.
Miguel Azevedo, head of investment banking for Africa at Citigroup, says the growth prospects for Nigeria are "very positive" and that the country's economy is no longer oil-dependent.
CNBC's Bob Pisani breaks down the big drop in GDP. Pisani says the huge revision is due in part to the weaker pace of health care spending.
Discussing the paradox between today's surprisingly bad GDP number and the bull market, with Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank Executive VP & CIO.
I think going forward growth numbers are going to look better, says Joshual Feinman, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, explaining why he thinks the GDP numbers are out of sync with other economic data.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on durable goods orders for the month of May, and the first quarter revised GDP number.
Jay Bryson, global economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says that while Europe is doing better, it is unlikely to see a huge acceleration and that it's similar to Japan in the 90s.
Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, says that the weakness in the French PMI data is a cause for concern and that it signals that the country could have a negative second quarter GDP reading.
Discussing the future of energy & emissions and Honeywell's green jet fuel, with David Cote, Honeywell International chairman & CEO; Tim Mahoney, Honeywell Aerospace president & CEO; and Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies CEO.
John Engler, Business Roundtable President, discusses the latest survey results in which participating CEOs expect 2.3 percent GDP growth in 2014, which represents normal growth.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Alexander Richter, Auburn University, about his research paper on the correlation between macroeconomic uncertainty and slower U.S. growth.
Thomas Costerg, economist for financial markets at Standard Chartered Bank, comments on the soccer World Cup and the U.S. soccer and economic performance.
Masayuki Kichikawa, chief Japan economist at Bank of America Merill Lynch, says that Japan's revised GDP data shows that the Bank of Japan is less likely to act in the coming months.
Ben Williams, investment director at GAM, highlights that capital expenditures was one of the big drivers for the Japanese GDP upgrade.
Larry Hu, Head of China Economics at Macquarie and Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, debate on China's growth potential for this year.
Growing enthusiasm for higher capital spending among domestic firms is the "real surprise" in Japan's first-quarter growth data, says Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC.
Petr Zemcik, director of European economics at Moody's Analytics, says the euro zone's recovery is weak and fragile and will continue to remain so "unless the ECB steps in."
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says a stronger domestic economy will support the currency going forward.