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  • *Q1 GDP +0.8 pct s/adj q/q. SEOUL, April 23- South Korea's economy grew slightly faster than expected in January-March over the previous quarter, central bank estimates showed on Thursday, but annual growth was the slowest in two years- keeping expectations for more policy easing alive. "Today's numbers did not diverge from market consensus but economic activity...

  • TABLE-South Korea Q1 GDP grows 0.8 pct s/adj vs Q4 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:10 PM ET

    SEOUL, April 23- Following are details of the advance estimates of South Korea's gross domestic product for the January-March period of 2015 by the Bank of Korea: OVER PREVIOUS QUARTER, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED. Q1 2015* Q4 2014 Gross domestic product 0.8 0.3 Agriculture, forestry, fishing 2.9 2.8 Manufacturing 0.4 0.0 Construction 2.5 -3.0 Service sector 0.9 0.6...

  • S.Korea Q1 GDP grows 0.8 pct vs 0.3 pct rise in Q4 Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    SEOUL, April 23- South Korea's economy grew 0.8 percent in January-March over the previous quarter, the central bank estimated on Thursday, in line with expectations and up from a 0.3 percent rise in the fourth quarter of 2014.. The Bank of Korea's estimates showed private consumption gained a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent in the first quarter after rising...

  • The problem with GDP   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    The problem with GDP

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the long-standing problem when it comes to reporting GDP.

  • Gross domestic problem?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Gross domestic problem?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks back on GDP over a 30-year period.

  • Is Q1 GDP data misleading?   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    Is Q1 GDP data misleading?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a detailed look at the government's reporting of first quarter growth.

  • Oil expiration and earnings are big movers Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 5:55 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Amid the deluge of major earnings reports, traders will also be keeping an eye on the oil market, as U.S. oil futures for May expire Tuesday.

  • Russian PM Medvedev says GDP fell by 2 percent in Q1 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    MOSCOW, April 21- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia's economy contracted by around 2 percent in the first quarter, but that the economic situation was stabilising. "In the current year negative trends are continuing in the economy. In January-March of this year GDP fell by 2 percent approximately, the volume of industrial output by 0.4...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Amid the deluge of major earnings reports, traders will also be keeping an eye on the oil market, as U.S. oil futures for May expire Tuesday.

  • JERUSALEM, April 20- Israel's government debt fell to 67.1 percent of gross domestic product in 2014 from 67.6 percent in 2013, the fifth straight year the country's debt burden declined, the Finance Ministry said on Monday. "Continuing to maintain policies along with structural reforms will help maintain the Israeli economy's strength," said Finance...

  • India's statisticians face flood of questions on GDP Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    India's statistician faced nonstop questioning about how a new way of measuring GDP created the world's fastest-growing major economy overnight.

  • Questions on GDP keep coming for India's statisticians Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    NEW DELHI, April 17- Ashish Kumar, the head of India's statistics office, has faced two months of questioning about how a new way of measuring GDP created the world's fastest-growing major economy overnight. Until early February, when Kumar's office changed the way it measures economic activity, India was enduring its weakest run of growth since the mid-1980s.

  • Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:12 PM ET
    Why China's 7% growth target is 'too high'

    Paul Gruenwald, chief economist, Asia Pacific at Standard and Poor's Ratings, says China may struggle to reach its 2015 growth target as the problem of oversupply persists.

  • Need to restore competiveness of US economy: Paulson   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Need to restore competiveness of US economy: Paulson

    Although still a bright spot in the global economy, Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson says the U.S. is not growing fast enough and outlines income disparity as a serious problem. Paulson also favors Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential bid.

  • What matters to markets Wednesday Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Early morning earnings reports from major financial companies and a few economic reports could set the tone for Wednesday's markets.

  • Dealing with a new China: Paulson   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Dealing with a new China: Paulson

    Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson says it is in the United States' strong interest to have a constructive relationship with China.

  • Bounce back in Chinese growth impossible?   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Bounce back in Chinese growth impossible?

    Discussing growth fears for China, with John Rutledge, Safanad, and Leland Miller, China Beige Book Intl.

  • Paulson: Focused on source of China growth   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    Paulson: Focused on source of China growth

    China's economy is growing at the slowest pace since the crisis. Paulson Institute chairman and former Treasury Secretary Henry "Hank" Paulson, outlines the source of growth.

  • Blast of financial earnings, oil and economics Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:02 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Early morning earnings reports from major financial companies and a few economic reports could set the tone for Wednesday's markets.

  • BEIJING, April 15- China grew at its slowest pace in six years at the start of 2015 and weakness in key sectors suggested the world's second-largest economy was still losing momentum, intensifying Beijing's struggle to find the right policy mix to shore up activity. Gross domestic product grew an annual 7.0 percent in the first quarter, slowing from 7.3 percent...