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
Willy Lam, professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, says that government investments in China will be key to reaching the 7.5 percent growth target.
Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor, shares his outlook on the economy. We no longer see the fiscal drag that we saw last year, explains Feldstein.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on Friday's jobs numbers and revisions to GDP.
Alvin Liew, Senior Economist at UOB, discusses Japan's fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013, which saw a disappointing on-year growth of 0.7 percent.
Uwe Parpart, Managing Director, Head of Research, Reorient Financial Markets, analyzes Japan's disappointing fourth-quarter economic growth data for 2013.
Izumi Devalier, Japan Economist at HSBC, discusses Japan's below-view fourth-quarter economic growth data and record current account deficit for January.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on what he learned at the Federal Reserve about long-term economic stability and its part in creating economic bubbles.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, shares his thoughts on the impact of weather on the employment report.
Savanth Sebastian, Equities Economist at CommSec, discusses Australia's recent raft of good economic data, from Wednesday's strong gross domestic product (GDP) to Thursday's retail sales.
China's gross domestic product (GDP) target at 7.5 percent indicates steady growth in the country, which should support commodities like copper and nickel, says Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst at UBS.
James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the euro zone's economy is recovering but at a "lackluster" pace, after the 0.3 percent fourth quarter GDP growth was confirmed.
Without resorting to stimulus activities, Steve Wang, Research Director, Chief China Economist at Reorient Financial Markets, says China is trying to tell the world that they can continue to grow steadily.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed to crack down on pollution at Wednesday's National People's Congress. What are some of the implications of this? CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.
Paul Trainor, Head of Investments at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management, analyzes Australia's fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data released on Wednesday.
Warren Gilman, Chairman & CEO of CEF Holdings, says China's announcement to clean up on pollution will only deal a short term impact on commodities but will not affect consumption in the long run.
While Australia's fourth quarter GDP exceeded expectations, Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, explains why the coast is not yet clear for the economy.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why China is likely to attain its growth target.
A growth target of 7.5 percent, the same as for 2013, has been announced by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. CNBC's Eunice Yoon has more.
Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist at Barclays, says manufacturing and private consumption sectors will continue to weigh on India's growth. The Asian country saw a worse-than-expected 4.7 percent gross domestic product (GDP) in the December quarter.
Erwin Sanft, MD and Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered, says February's manufacturing data confirms a year of slow growth for the world's second-largest economy.