TOKYO, Dec 1- Japanese capital expenditure rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years in July-September from a year earlier, in an encouraging sign that economic performance over the summer was not as weak as initially thought. The data suggest that revised gross domestic product on Dec. 8 may show that Japan narrowly avoided a technical recession, easing...» Read More
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Andrew Abrahamian, Head of FX Strategy at Compass Global Markets, says recent weakness in the renminbi indicates that the Chinese government may be prepared to accept a weaker-than-expected economic growth.
David Kuo, CEO at Motley Fool Singapore, explains why it is still too early into the year to judge whether China can achieve its 7.5 percent growth target.
Roger Nightingale, Economist and Strategist at RDN Associates, explains why he thinks China's gross domestic product (GDP) may come in well below 7 percent.
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Brian Hayes, Ireland's deputy finance minister, comments on the country's "very successful" bond auction on Thursday and says investors shouldn't read too much into the negative GDP reading.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.