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
Azad Zangana, European economist at Schroders, says deflationary pressure is going to build in peripheral European countries, but Germany will see inflation rise.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japan showed strong first quarter growth, but GDP in the following quarter could be negative.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, says business investment, not consumption, was the real upside surprise in Japan's first-quarter GDP.
Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, says the lack of further monetary easing from the Bank of Japan, coupled with April's sales tax hike, will hurt Japanese growth.
Khiem Do, Head of Asian Multi-Asset at Baring Asset Management, explains why Asian equity markets failed to take off after Japan's first-quarter growth data surpassed expectations.
Martin Schulz, Senior Economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says a "consumption binge" ahead of April's tax hike helped Japan post its fastest growth since 2011 in the first quarter.
Leif Eskesen, Chief Economist for India and ASEAN at HSBC, expects Japan to see a spike in first-quarter gross domestic product due to front-loading ahead of the sales tax hike.
David Joy, Ameriprise Financial, and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, share their outlook on the market and economy and discuss whether the economic rebound will be robust enough.
A further slowdown in China is inevitable as the economy undergoes a re-balancing, says Xavier Denis, Economist and Strategist at Societe Generale Private Banking.
Cherelle Murphy, Senior Economist at ANZ, believes the spending cuts outlined in Australia's budget will cause a 0.25 to 0.5 percent reduction in gross domestic product.
CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the latest consumer data and gives his economic outlook for the first two quarters.
The markets are fully valued but there are pockets of opportunities in mergers and acquisitions, says Daniel Arbess, Xerion Fund portfolio manager.
I hope we wake up out of this torpor, says Ken Rogoff, Harvard University professor, discussing those things that need to be fixed in the U.S. economy.
Ken Rogoff, Harvard University professor, shares his thoughts on how the Fed's policy is impacting the markets.
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CNBC's Steve Liesman tracks activity in the stock and bond market as Janet Yellen spoke to the Senate Budget Committee.
CNBC's Steve Liesman monitors Janet Yellen's testimony in front of the Senate Budget Committee.
Michael Feroli, J.P. Morgan chief U.S. economist, shares his thoughts on Janet's Yellen's strategy on fiscal policy and how it is affecting the U.S. economy.
Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, announces the addition of a new company that will help customers use drones as a service.
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University professor, explains why he thinks the economy is not going to be dragged back into a recession, despite Yellen's concerns about a weak housing market. And Robert Wolf, 32 Advisors CEO, weighs in.