WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy grew at a modest annual rate of 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, less than half the third quarter's torrid 5 percent rate and weaker than the government first reported. While the sharp slowdown seems troubling on the surface, economists say it's actually nothing to worry about. They remain optimistic that the country is finally...» Read More
CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the influence of weather behind today's terrible GDP data.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the first quarter's weak GDP numbers. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase chief economist, provide perspective.
Simon Baptist, regional director for Asia at EIU, comments on U.K. GDP and says growth should drop later this year as investments slow.
Fan Cheuk Wan, Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse, says it is unlikely the PBOC will implement a broader RRR cut given a "higher tolerance for slower growth" in Beijing.
Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, says mini-stimulus packages may be in the pipeline if Chinese growth figures dip towards 7 percent.
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.
Don Gimbel, CIO, International at Geneva Investment Management of Chicago, says China's first-quarter GDP data is "reasonably accurate" and reflects ongoing transition in its economy.
Discussing China's GDP data, and current economic conditions, with Andrew Slimmon, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and Mike Holland, Holland & Company Chairman.
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.
Jeremy Stretch, Head of FX Strategy at CIBC, says mixed economic data from China could weigh on the Australian dollar.
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.