*Second-quarter GDP forecast to rise at 2.6 percent rate. WASHINGTON, July 30- U.S. economic growth likely accelerated in the second quarter as a pick-up in consumer spending and housing offset the drag from trade and the energy sector, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year.» Read More
Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister of Thailand, disagrees that the country's economy is in a technical recession and talks down the threat of capital outflows.
Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, discusses the U.K.'s upwardly-revised second quarter GDP number, and why the positive momentum is sustainable.
Melanie Baker, U.K. economist at Morgan Stanley, comments on the U.K's second quarter GDP and explains what the key indicators for signs of improvements are.
After talking with CEO Meg Whitman at length, Cramer has a good idea what’s needed to move the stock.
Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses the euro zone's fledgling recovery, following the release of August PMI data.
John Kay, columnist at the Financial Times and Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, discuss the U.K. recovery and the country's fiscal situation.
Cypress Semiconductor's CEO T.J. Rodgers, joins to explain why he thinks Washington's target of higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy is eliminating jobs.
Stephen Gifford, director of economics at CBI, explains why he has raised his U.K, GDP forecast for the next two years, but stresses that the economy is not "out of the woods yet".
Tony Fratto, Hamilton Place Strategies, and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discuss whether there is progress on implementing the Dodd-Frank Act and reaching a political deal to cut the nation's deficit, and balance the budget.
James Ashley, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets, says the key event of the week was the recovery in the euro zone, which affected both core and weaker countries.
Valentijn Van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of strategy at ING Investment Management, explains that there is "additional upside" for European equities due to the "brighter" economic data.
John Canally, investment strategist and economist at LPL Financial, argues that the threat of deflationary pressures in the U.S. is not as bad as it was and discusses the U.S. economy.
Marcus Ashworth, head of fixed income at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, talks about the "surprise" euro zone GDP number.
Daragh Maher, senior FX strategist at HSBC and Jean-Michel Six, managing director and chief European economist at Standard & Poor's, discuss what the consensus-beating euro zone GDP figure mean for the bloc.
Robert Quinn, European equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, discusses European equities following the release of better-than-expected quarterly GDP figures for Germany and France.
Philippe Waechter, Head of economic research at Natixis Asset Management says Europe is in stabilization mode as opposed to full on recovery.
Moorad Choudhry, IPO treasurer at RBS, discusses the euro zone ahead of the quarterly GDP number, and warns against being too optimistic on the back of one positive set of figures.
Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, discusses the USD/JPY trade following a disappointing Japanese GDP reading.
David Sneddon, managing director at Credit Suisse, expects the upcoming European GDP data to highlight the region's ongoing recovery.
Markets may be too sensitive to events in Japan and not focused on the areas that really matter, like the U.S., Europe and China, Cramer said.