SEOUL, July 22- North Korea's economy contracted in 2015 at the sharpest pace in eight years, an estimate from the Bank of Korea showed on Friday, as low global commodity prices landed a blow to exports, a key driver for the impoverished country's economy. The gross domestic product in North Korea last year fell a real 1.1 percent, South Korea's central bank said,... » Read More
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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.
Bob Doll, chief equity strategist of Nuveen Asset Management, explains why the disappointing first-quarter GDP print from the U.S. won't thwart the chances of a rate hike this year.
Larry Kantor, managing director and head of Research at Barclays, says it is tough for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates after a quarter of "basically no growth" and amid low inflation.
John Burbank, Passport Capital founder, said there will be deflationary outcomes in the tech industry over the next 10 years.
Gold fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released a statement in which it removed all calendar references to an rate increase.
Hampton Pearson delivers the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.
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CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the Federal Reserve should remain dovish in its monetary policy.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Michael Gapen, Barclays, provide analysis on what the latest growth numbers indicate about the health of the economy and its impact on the markets.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on economic growth.
Tony Dwyer, equity strategist at Canaccord Genuity, says he agrees that investors are fearful of the upcoming U.S. GDP data.
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Ross Walker, senior U.K. economist at RBS, says that the British economy looks "meaningfully weaker" than the Bank of England's indicates.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin thinks he knows why first-quarter GDP growth is always so weak.
Mary Ann Bartels, Merrill Lynch, provides her economic outlook, and discusses market concerns as indexes near all- time highs.