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  • How China can help its private sector   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    How China can help its private sector

    To make the private sector more competitive, Beijing needs to make its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) smaller, says Erwin Sanft, head of China Strategy at Macquarie.

  • China is determined to do reforms: Expert   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    China is determined to do reforms: Expert

    Shen Jianguang, Greater China chief economist at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the announcement of a "new normal" indicates China's determination to push through reforms.

  • This means that China is ready for further easing

    China's decision to maintain its employment target means that it could shift to a pro-stimulus environment in the coming months, says Alaistair Chan, economist at Moody's Analytics.

  • China is 'still coping quite well': Lecturer   Sunday, 15 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET
    China is 'still coping quite well': Lecturer

    Minglu Chen, lecturer at University of Sydney, says China's announcement of a lower growth target doesn't mean that the country has reached a critical point in its economy.

  • MOSCOW, March 13- Russia's Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina said on Friday that recent economic data showed the balance of risks remains skewed towards an economic slowdown. Nabiullina told a press conference that the bank expects a rapid economic recovery only in 2017 when gross domestic product growth may exceed 6 percent, after falling some...

  • DUBLIN, March 12- Ireland's economic growth rate surged to a post-crisis high of 4.8 percent last year, the fastest rate in the European Union, as data confirmed a stunning recovery from a devastating 2008 property crash. After two years of near stagnation, higher exports and consumer spending lifted 2014 gross domestic product growth to almost four times the...

  • DUBLIN, March 12- Ireland's economic growth rate surged to a post-crisis high of 4.8 percent last year, likely the fastest rate in the European Union, as data confirmed a stunning recovery from a devastating 2008 property crash. After two years of near stagnation, higher exports and consumer spending lifted 2014 gross domestic product growth to almost four...

  • Steel and real estate threaten China's economy Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    A worker welds at a construction site in Yiliang, Yunnan province, China.

    The country's traditional drivers of growth — manufacturing and real estate— are now among the biggest threats to China's economy.

  • New US growth forecasts   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    New US growth forecasts

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on new forecasts for U.S. GDP.

  • Why Japan Q4 GDP isn't that bad   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:44 AM ET
    Why Japan Q4 GDP isn't that bad

    Martin Schulz, senior economist at Fujitsu Research Institute, says components like consumer spending were stronger in the final quarter of 2014.

  • Not worried about China's bad loans: Pro   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:06 AM ET
    Not worried about China's bad loans: Pro

    Uwe Parpart, MD & Head of Research at Reorient Financial Markets, discusses news that some foreign banks are adopting stricter lending criteria for China's state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

  • Why a weak yen isn't 'unconditonally good' for Japan

    Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, says Monday's fourth-quarter growth data show how a softer yen has been detrimental to Japan's domestic demand.

  • *Q4 GDP revised to annualised +1.5 pct vs prelim +2.2 pct. TOKYO, March 9- Japan's economy grew less than initially reported in the fourth quarter as capital expenditure declined in a worrying sign that a rebound in consumer spending is not encouraging business investment. "One reason for disappointing capex is the shift in production overseas that has been...

  • TOKYO, March 9- Japanese gross domestic product rose an annualized 1.5 percent in the October-December quarter, revised government data showed on Monday, less than the preliminary reading of a 2.2 percent increase as capital expenditure weakened. The median forecast was for 2.2 percent annualized growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

  • Japan Q4 GDP revised down to +1.5 pct annualised Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    TOKYO, March 9- Japanese gross domestic product rose an annualised 1.5 percent in the October-December quarter, revised government data showed on Monday, less than the preliminary reading of a 2.2 percent increase as consumer spending and capital expenditure weakened. The median forecast was for 2.2 percent annualised growth in a Reuters poll of economists.

  • Lazear talks productivity, rate hikes   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Lazear tells Santelli Fed sees need for hike

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses jobs report, productivity gains and trade promotion authority, with Ed Lazear, Hoover Institute senior fellow.

  • US QE shows 'it's not working'   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    US' QE shows 'it's not working'

    Ahead of the opening bell for the U.S. markets today, Scott Shellady, senior vice president at TJM Investments, discusses nonfarm payrolls and quantitative easing

  • *GDP, c/a due 2350 GMT on March 8, machine orders due March 10. TOKYO, March 6- Revised fourth-quarter Japanese data on Monday is likely to show capital spending was slightly stronger than expected, but overall economic growth was little changed from initial estimates, confirming the economy only managed to limp out of recession. "Capital spending will likely head...

  • Time to get back into China's property space?   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Time to get back into China's property space?

    Nicole Wong, regional head of Property Research at CLSA, says China's property market is seeing improving conditions on the back of supportive policies.

  • Why China should ditch its growth target   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 12:14 AM ET
    Why China should ditch its growth target

    Nicholas Ferres, investment director, Global Asset Allocation at Eastspring Investments, explains why China's growth target for 2015 "doesn't make sense."