Job growth is strong and market turbulence has suddenly subsided. Will that lead to a Fed rate hike in March? Not necessarily, says Ron Insana.
Australia's economic transition towards non-mining sectors is not going as well as hoped, says Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer of Australia.
Australia's services sector, supported by a softer Aussie dollar and stronger consumption, is gaining momentum, says Nicki Hutley from Urbis.
Australia's economy expanded an annual 3% rate in Q4, well above Q3's 2.5% rise, but commodity prices and income growth remain a worry.
While the GDP data is flattering, lower commodity prices and weaker income suggest softness in the economy, says Nomura Australia's Andrew Ticehurst.
CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the state of growth in the economy with Chip Dickson, Director of Research & Strategist at Discern Investment Analytics.
The RBA will hold on rates but keep its easing bias while inflation remains weak, says HBSC's Paul Bloxham.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on goods and services, and trade. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on why he continues to keep his eye on the jobs number.
Pimco's Tony Crescenzi weighs in on the outlook on the economy ahead of Friday's GDP numbers. Also Crescenzi reveals where Pimco is buying on the Treasury curve.
We still have an elevated currency which is up significantly from where it was 18 months ago, says Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief economist, sharing perspective on the U.S. dollar and economy as markets anticipate Friday's GDP report.
As economic growth falters, CNBC's Deirdre Bosa looks at the best historical trades when real GDP falls below 2%.
Expect downside risks for Chinese sectors that were doing relatively well last year, says Sailesh Jha from Credit Suisse Private Banking APAC.
These bank stocks have taken a real beating year-to-date, but UBS's Kiran Ganesh says investors should take a second look.
Central banks are guaranteed to fail miserably in their effort to produce viable growth through inflation, says Michael Pento.
While global trade is slowing, Singapore's domestic consumption is holding up and debt is deflating, says Michael Preiss from Taurus Wealth Advisors.
Unless China's economic slowdown worsens dramatically, Hong Kong will likely grow by 1-2 percent this year, says HSBC's John Zhu.
There is a disconnect between market behaviour and economic fundamentals, says Marie Owens Thomsen from Indosuez Wealth Management.
Singapore GDP was driven by strong financial sector activity amid volatility, and construction, says Song Seng Wun from CIMB.
Consumers are optimistic, but investors are worried and CEOs are pessimistic. Could this "trifurcation" lead to economic recession, asks Bart van Ark.
Investors will look to East Asia for clues on the region's economic health and news out of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting this week.