SYDNEY, Sept 1- Australia's central bank kept interest rates at a record low on Tuesday in a widely expected decision ahead of GDP data that is likely to show economic growth shifted a gear lower in the second quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia left the cash rate at 2.0 percent, where it has been since May. "In Australia, most of the available information suggests...» Read More
The Kudlow Report's Larry Kudlow sees 3 percent GDP ahead. Steven Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities, and Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank, weigh in on the wave of economic indicators.
Discussing current U.S. economic growth trends, and where GDP may be in 2014, with Jeffrey Saut, Raymond James, and David Woo, BofA Merrill Lynch.
U.S. wholesale inventories rose in line with expectations, emphasizing that strong economic growth in the third quarter came from restocking shelves.
Kit Juckes, global head of foreign exchange strategy at Societe Generale, says the European recovery is beginning to "top out at a miserably low rate", raising doubts long-term growth forecasts can be achieved.
Christian Schulz, senior economist at Berenberg, says that while the European recovery is weaker than expected, it¿s still on track.
Arvind Ramakrishnan, head of Asia at Maplecroft, explains how the Philippines' "catastrophic" devastation will impact its economy -- especially its food and beverage sector.
Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, and Steve Forbes, Forbes Media, discuss economic growth in the U.S.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman talk about a better-than-expected GDP number and the ECB's decision to drop rates .25 percent. Also, initial jobless claims are down 9,000 to 336,000.
James Thom, Investment Manager at Aberdeen Asset Management, Asia says he isn't massively adjusting his approach on Indonesia despite slowing growth and inflation risks.
James Knightley, U.K. economist at ING Wholesale Banking, says U.K. employment and investment spending will pick up as services grow strongly and that GDP will be stronger than in most developed countries.
Louis Kuijs, chief China economist at RBS, discusses the issues facing the Chinese economy and the government's firmer monetary stance.
Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says the outlook for Japan is mixed because, while the domestic economy is doing well, exports are not as strong as expected.
Kevin Adams, head of institutional fixed income at Henderson Global Investors, says growth in Spain in being led by exports despite "internal deflation" working but that it's not enough to create jobs.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Eugene Fama, University of Chicago, professor of finance, discuss interest rate volatility and when the Fed may pull back on tapering.
Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan says the argument to raise the inflation rate is "very risky," and discusses why the economy isn't doing better.
Let's not try to shut the country down or cripple institutions just to make a political point, says John Engler, Business Roundtable president.
Henry Walker, Farmers & Merchants Bank, president, and Ken Cruse, Sunstone Hotel Investors, president and CEO, discuss what's driving the Golden State's economy and how the government shutdown has impacted business.
Martin McMahon, economist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, looks at the latest U.K. GDP figures data and cautions that while household spending is rising, an uptick in business investments is "still a fair way off".
Herald van der linde is Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC says China's GDP growth may lose steam soon and lists the possible culprits behind it.
Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg Bank, discusses the U.K. economy and expects unemployment to fall faster than the Bank of England anticipates.