• China shares slip on GDP data; Hong Kong edges lower Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Oct 21- China shares eased on Tuesday, with pharmaceutical and property sectors hit by profit-taking and weak economic data, but losses were limited on optimism the government will roll out more policies to help industry amid a slowing economy. "In China, the economic environment is not the only factor driving the market. Other issues, such as government...

  • *China Q3 GDP +7.3 pct y/y, slightly better than expected. The Aussie dollar, often seen as a liquid proxy of Chinese growth prospects given Australia's large trade exposure to China, rose 0.5 percent on the day to $0.8827. "The absolute China number isn't all that great and the trend has been toward a slower growth rate, so it's probably hard to openly move in the...

  • BEIJING, Oct 21- China's economic growth slowed in the third quarter to its weakest since the 2008/ 09 global financial crisis as a slumping property market dragged on manufacturing and investment, adding to concerns about flagging global growth. The weaker gross domestic product figure fed speculation that China will miss its official full-year growth...

  • *China growth slows, but economy grew slightly more than expected. It also shows that we don't need to be that concerned about the depth of slow down in China, "said Dariusz Kowalczyk at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in Hong Kong. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose about 0.3 percent in morning trade following the...

  • China GDP beats, but growth rate slowest since crisis Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    China's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than five years in the third quarter, official statistics showed Tuesday, but the data still topped estimates.

  • "Market action will largely depend on the release of key economic numbers in China," Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney, said in a note. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade, while Japan's Nikkei stock average drooped about 0.2 percent. Wall Street marked gains overnight despite a...

  • BEIJING, Oct 21- China is expected to post its weakest growth since the global financial crisis in the third quarter as a property downturn weighs on manufacturing and investment, raising the heat on Beijing to unveil more stimulus measures. The market believes Communist Party leaders will tolerate a gradual slowdown as long as there are no signs of a...

  • LONDON, Oct 20- Sterling rose against the euro and the dollar on Monday, as traders bought it after last week's sharp losses, with its near-term direction set to be dictated by UK growth data. Third-quarter gross domestic product numbers on Friday could provide some support for the currency, which has been plagued by increasing doubts in the solidity of Britain's...

  • Why Venezuela is so desperate, in 5 easy charts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    A technician takes a sample of crude oil from a well operated by Venezuela's state-owned oil company in Morichal, Venezuela.

    Despite its oil revenues, Venezuela's economic and fiscal situations are in free fall. Learn why here.

  • Minister: Bailed-out Cyprus' economy on the mend Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    NICOSIA, Cyprus— Cyprus' finance minister says the bailed-out country will manage to keep its debt well below projections by its international creditors. Harris Georgiades says debt will peak this year at 105 percent of gross domestic product and will show a modest 2- percentage-point drop in 2015.. That' s much better than the 126 percent of GDP that both the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- Free trade between the United States and China could generate annual combined economic gains of $460 billion for the two countries, according to new research from the Peterson Institute for International Economics. China stands to gain $330 billion, or 1.9 percent of gross domestic product, while the United States would benefit to the tune...

  • Goldman Sachs downgrades outlook on US economy Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ET
    A patch bearing the Goldman Sachs Group logo is pictured on a trading jacket on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Goldman Sachs's economists downgraded their outlook on the U.S. economy in the second half of 2014 after weak retail sales and business inventory.

  • Beige Book: Modest wage growth     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the headlines out of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book.

  • Q3 GDP outlook tracking 3.2%     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports current third quarter GDP forecasts.

  • Disappointing data effect on Fed     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman explains how recent poor economic data could impact Fed policy.

  • Why China doesn't need large-scale stimulus     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Leland Miller, President of CBB International, says markets need to look beyond GDP data and focus on China's employment sector which remains surprisingly resilient.

  • What's weighing on Singapore's growth?     Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:18 AM ET

    Daniel Martin, Asia Economist at Capital Economics, discusses the country's third quarter growth report which missed market estimates on Tuesday.

  • Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore, describes Singapore's Q4 growth outlook and discusses the Monetary Authority of Singapore's decision to maintain its monetary policy.

  • Singapore's third-quarter growth misses forecasts Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    Singapore's economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the third quarter, data on Tuesday showed, adding to growing concerns over the outlook for the wealth city state.

  • LUXEMBOURG, Oct 13- France faced renewed pressure from euro zone peers on Monday to tighten spending next year, amid a growing rift over its plans to flout European budget rules. Euro zone countries are required to abide by European Union rules that limit a country's budget deficit to no more than 3 percent of gross domestic product. France, which has already been...