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
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.
Clive McDonnell, Head of Equity Strategy at Standard Chartered, discusses expectations for China's first-quarter gross domestic product and buying opportunities in Chinese shares.
China releases first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) this week, while earnings season kicks off in India. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris explains.
Anna Rosenberg, sub-Saharan Africa analyst at Frontier Strategy Group, discusses what the implications of Nigeria becoming the biggest African economy are for the country and the continent.
Wayne Swan, Former Treasurer & Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, says concerns about a China slowdown are just "hype." He thinks a 7 percent growth rate is still good for the global economy.
Discussing the IMF's outlook for global growth and strength in the U.S. economy, with Olivier Blanchard, IMF chief economist.
David Hauner, head of emerging EMEA economics at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, comments on Nigeria becoming Africa's biggest economy, saying that the service sector is the main reason behind the boost.
Abby Joseph Cohen, senior US investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, says the March nonfarm payroll number is a "good step in the right direction" and expects U.S. real GDP growth to reach 3 percent.
Jose Sio, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SM Investments Corporation, expects the robust Philippine economy to support the company's expansion strategy.
Yulia Tseplyeva, chief economist at Sberbank, says she is "not optimistic" about Russian structural reforms after the saga with Ukraine.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and growth in the U.S. economy.
Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on Fed policy, economic growth and what will likely trigger a hike in interest rates.
There's not enough capital on the planet for banks to cover all risks, says Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group president & CEO talking with Alison Deans, Varick Asset Management, about regulations and the Fed's capital requirements for banks.
This comes at a critical time, says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the better-than-expected numbers on durable goods.
Richard Kelly, head of European rates and FX research at TD Securities, discusses what to expect when U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen chairs her first FOMC meeting.
Jonathan Pain, Author of 'The Pain Report', explains why the government will engineer a slower growth rate in the next five years.
Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, says China is in for a "bumpy landing" in which it will miss its growth target.
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross remains bullish despite an expected slowdown in China.
Discussing the likely focus of the Federal Reserve's news conference, with Former Federal Reserve Governor Laurence Meyer; Gary Kaminsky, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.