Hong Kong's economy grew 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, financial secretary John Tsang said in his annual budget speech on Wednesday.
Jeremy Siegel, The Wharton School, thinks a June rate hike would be premature.
A Chinese official said the mainland needs to guarantee 6.5 percent annual growth for its 13th five-year plan. David Gaud, Asia Ex-Japan Equity Fund Manager at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, discusses.
As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.
Thailand's economy grew less than expected in Q4 and had full-year 2014 growth of only 0.7 percent, as exports and consumption remained weak.
Santitarn Sathirathai, head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, says Thailand has been seeing a sluggish recovery and outlines the weakest links in the economy.
While a recovery in residential investment is still absent, the nominal gross domestic product looks good in the fourth quarter, says Simon Cox, MD & investment strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.
Despite weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter growth, Japan is seeing signs of wage increases and higher household income, says Alexander Treves, head of Equities, Japan, at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.
While growth in the fourth-quarter was softer-than-expected, it showed that Japan is headed in the right direction, says Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings Services.
Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets and Richard Harris, CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management, discuss the outlook of the euro and Japanese yen this week.
Ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday on Thursday, markets will be on the lookout for Japan's fourth-quarter GDP, alongside China's property data and a slew of central bank decisions.
European equities closed higher on Friday with investor sentiment boosted by better-than-expected growth numbers out of the euro zone and the prospect of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine and Russia.
Euro zone GDP data has boosted by 0.3 percent. Peter Dixon, economist at Commerzbank, says that Germany's GDP data has given the euro zone data "a real lift," however "I'm skeptical" on whether it can be sustained.
How will Pernod Ricard address the China slowdown? Gilles Bogaert, CFO of Pernod Ricard, says things are gradually improving, while adding how they hope to address this for the better.
Krystal Tan, economist at Capital Economics, expects Malaysia's growth in 2015 to be around 5 percent, down from almost 6 percent last year.
Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, says Malaysia's outlook for the year will depend on whether commodity prices and external demand see meaningful rebounds.
Alison Deans, CRT Capital CIO, and Christopher Wolfe, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, share perspective on market turbulence and the best way to navigate risks.
Deutsche Bank's David Bianco, and Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, share their outlook on the markets, earnings and the strong U.S. dollar.
CNBC's Steve Liesman is tracking Q4 and Q1 GDP estimates.
Indonesian growth likely slowed last year but going forward, Jokowi's economic measures are expected to boost growth, says Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC Bank.