BEIJING, April 16- China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth.» Read More
"The Optimism Index among manufacturers has plummeted from 88 percent in the first quarter of this year, to about 51 percent," explains Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers president & CEO, discussing how fiscal cliff uncertainty is impacting the manufacturing industry.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner describes the administration's position regarding raising taxes on the wealthy, and says the President is completely prepared to go over the 'Fiscal Cliff' unless Republicans go along.
Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors chief economist, provides his perspective on the direction of the U.S. economy, jobs, and the fiscal cliff.
Francis Cheung, MD, China-HK, CLSA says that China's government needs to set a lower GDP target for 2013.
Will the "fiscal cliff" be resolved by 2013? Where will the unemployment rate be at the end the year? Predictions from CNBC economics reporter Steve Liesman.
Autos and housing are bright spots, but the rest of the economy is slow.
Michael Feroli, JPMorgan chief U.S. economist, explains why he is revising his outlook for current quarter GDP growth.
China could eclipse the United States sooner than many think as the yuan becomes a major player on the word stage that could put the dollar in the shade, analysts told CNBC.
David Kostin, Goldman Sachs, provides his forecast for next year, predicting the economy will grow almost two percent and the S&P will rise about twelve percent from current levels.
Month-end selling dents the yen and Mario Draghi lifts the euro — it's time for your FX Fix.
Ahead of the release of third-quarter GDP numbers, Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist, Barclays explains why growth momentum in India's economy will remain relatively weak.
The Wall Street Journal suggests more stimulus from the Federal Reserve is coming. Lee Hoskins, Former Cleveland Federal Reserve president, weighs in. Stephanie Link, TheStreet, also discusses how one might invest if the fiscal cliff fears did not exist.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and the U.S. economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
The euro hangs on fiscal cliff news and the pound feels pressure from rating cut worries — it's time for your FX Fix.
China’s Shanghai Composite Index has shed more than 60 percent since its 2007 peak, and analysts expect little help from Beijing.
The latest Greek debt deal is at the behest of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the needs of the domestic political landscape there rather than about ensuring Greece’s long term economic well- being, one analyst told CNBC Tuesday.
Moody's said on Tuesday that the outlook on its Baa3 rating for India is stable, in part due to the country's high savings and investment rates, as debate rages in Delhi over whether the country can avoid credit downgrades from other rating agencies.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports gold is taking a breather after Friday's rally.
China’s stock market, which has shed 60 percent of its value since a 2007 peak, is once again languishing at 3-1/2 year lows and nothing it seems can push this market out of a rut, said analysts.
A cease-fire between Israel and Gaza went into effect today, but at least 12 rockets have been fired into Israel since the truce. Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation senior fellow, and Gen. Wesley Clark, U.S. Army Retiree, discuss whether the cease-fire is bad for Israel.