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Rob Sanderson, MKM Partners analyst, breaks down the Internet giant's first quarter results. It's slight growth but far from what we need to see, says Sanderson.
China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter, beating expectations, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
Bitcoin. Digital gold rush or a shadowy tool empowering criminals on the dark web? What is really driving The Bitcoin Uprising? CNBC's Mary Thompson takes an in-depth look at this emerging digital currency by speaking to the bitcoin faithful, who believe the open source currency will upend the global financial system, as well as those who believe bitcoin is an easily manipulated tool that empowers criminals, hackers and drug barons in the dark online underworld. Although the future of bitcoin is uncertain, The Bitcoin Uprising sheds much needed light on the speculative currency and the future of money.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Asset Management, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
John Sculley, former Apple CEO and Managing Partner at Inflexionpoint, expects Alibaba to push on with its buying spree after listing in the U.S.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says mixed economic data from China could weigh on the Australian dollar.
Scott Kessler, senior equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ, highlights that Alibaba is and is likely to remain the primary driver for the Yahoo stock and discusses the group strategy.
Philippe Legrain, author of the European Spring, discusses why he thinks the banking union is "bogus".
Charlie Morris, chief technical strategist at HSBC, says the recent sell-off is a rotation out of the "Go Go Growth" of the past year and explains why he's increasingly investing in property.