Martin Schulz, Managing Director, International Equity at PNC Capital Advisors, says China's growth rate could come in below 7 percent since structural reforms need time to take effect.» Read More
MOSCOW, April 16- Russia's economy shrank in the first three months of this year, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday, highlighting the impact of tensions over Ukraine as Russian money fled abroad.
Stephen Roach, Yale School of Management, discusses Alibaba's pending public debut, and the likelihood of U.S. companies to penetrate China's vast social network.
Stephen Roach, Yale School of Management, shares perspective on China's economic reforms.
China's economy grew an annual 7.4 percent in the first quarter, beating expectations, reports CNBC's Eunice Yoon.
*Copper up after Tuesday's fall of nearly 2 pct. LONDON, April 16- Copper rose on Wednesday, recouping some of the last session's deep losses, on relief that top consumer China posted slightly higher-than-forecast first quarter growth. Copper is going to be trading range bound essentially, "said Macquarie analyst Vivian Lloyd.
BEIJING, April 16- Hong Kong shares finished slightly up on Wednesday, with investors relieved about China's slightly better-than-expected economic growth, which eased fears of a dramatic slowdown. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was also up 0.1 percent.
BEIJING, April 16- China shares closed a touch higher on Wednesday after slightly better-than-expected first-quarter growth data eased worries about a dramatic slowdown in the Chinese economy. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings rose 0.1 percent.
*China Q1 GDP growth at 18- month low of 7.4 percent. *China oil demand slips 0.6 pct in Jan-March. China, the world's second largest economy and oil consumer, said its gross domestic product grew 7.4 percent in the first quarter, the slowest pace in 18 months but slightly ahead of market expectations for a 7.3 percent rise.
BEIJING, April 16- Chinese and Hong Kong investors shrugged off China's first quarter growth that was the slowest in 18 months, leaving all major indices in positive territory on Wednesday.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says mixed economic data from China could weigh on the Australian dollar.
*Tokyo shares extend gains on Japan finmin comments on GPIF. SINGAPORE, April 16- The Australian dollar pared losses on Wednesday after China's first-quarter economic growth slightly exceeded expectations and helped underpin risk sentiment.
Will Oswald, Global Head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered, says Beijing has the tools to guide its economy to a soft landing.
Francis Cheung, Head of China and Hong Kong Strategy at CLSA, says better than expected first-quarter growth is a "good sign" that Beijing can guide its economy to a soft landing this year.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific at HSBC Asset Management, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP).
Medha Samant, Investment Director, Asian Equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says markets should opt for a long-term outlook rather than be caught up with China's first-quarter GDP.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on current GDP standing forecasts, and what economic data investors should listen for this week.
Irvin Seah, Senior Economist at DBS, advises investors to take Singapore's first-quarter growth figures "with a pinch of salt" as previous advance estimates have not been congruent with actual data.
While Singapore remains the destination of choice for the world's richest, citizens are concerned about the city-state's widening wealth gap. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.
Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Bank, explains why Singapore's first-quarter growth numbers slightly undershot market expectations.
Clive McDonnell, Head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product and buying opportunities in Chinese shares.