*Cuts 2013 GDP forecast from 3.59 pct. TAIPEI, May 24- Taiwan slashed its 2013 economic growth outlook on Friday, showing deepening concern that lacklustre global demand is crimping pivotal tech exports to China and the U.S. The situation in Europe will not improve in short term, and there is still concern over the growth momentum of China and the U.S. economies.» Read More
Hans Goetti, Chief Investment Officer Asia, Finaport says China's Q1 GDP numbers, due out on Friday, will likely come in below 7% and prompt the PBOC to unveil further interest rate & RRR cuts.
President Obama’s recent criticism of the Republican budget plan misses the mark, former Reagan economic advisor Art Laffer told Larry Kudlow Thursday.
Phillip Chan, Director, Shenyin Wanguo Securities explains why he thinks investors should not read too much into the difference between the official and HSBC's PMI numbers. Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia & NZ, HSBC however, expressed skepticism over China's official PMI figures.
Economic conditions are likely to pick up enough so that the Federal Reserve will need to begin raising interest rates in 2013, Richmond Federal Reserve Chairman Jeffrey Lacker told CNBC.
Matthew Circosta, Economist, Moody's Analytics discusses what he thinks will drive Japan's economy for the rest of the year. He adds that Japan's revision of its sales tax is a "necessary evil" in order to expand its revenue base.
Dipping consumer confidence lifts the dollar and a downward growth revision hits the pound - time for your FX Fix.
Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist, discusses why he thinks the U.S. is still the best global bet, despite new concerns about slowing global growth. Also, the Fast Money crew weigh in with the trade on housing stocks.
Manufacturing reports are disappointing investors, and this strategist has a plan to trade the mood with currencies.
"Europe's going to change its position," Enda Kenny, the Irish Taoiseach, told CNBC, "and instead of talking about catastrophes, defaults, the end of the euro and the break-up of the euro zone, we are now talking about a constructive future where growth and jobs are center to every agenda and every conference from now on."
A preview of what investors can expect from the FOMC meeting today, the Fed's bond-buying program, and how it could impact your portfolio, with Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Kelly Evans.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on a slew of economic data due to be released this week.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest detail on the U.S. economic outlook from the Commonfund Forum in Orlando, Florida, with John Lipsky, IMF frm first deputy managing director, discussing the financial details of the Greek bailout deal, saying, "Greece must implement competitive and structural reforms."
Greek concerns persist and Australian GDP disappoints - it's time for your FX Fix.
CNBC's Martin Soong with a preview of Tuesday's Asian markets and a look at whether the latest concerns about China's lowered growth projections are overdone, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group, and Geoffrey Dennis, Citi Global Emerging Markets equity strategist.
Discussing Street sage, Laszlo Birinyi's bullish call of 1700 for the S&P, with Mark Matson, Matson Money CEO, and Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy.
"China has started the year 2012 in pretty challenging circumstances: I see some headwinds both on the domestic front, but also on the external front," Louis Kuijs, project director at Fung Global Institute, told CNBC. "So we see an economy that is not growing extremely fast," he added.
Greg Bundy, Vice Chairman / Senior Adviser, AIMS Finance agrees with Premier Wen's growth target of 7.5% this year as the mainland prepares for a smooth leadership transition in November. However, he expects inflation to be slightly higher at 5%.
Stocks pullback slightly on Friday but market gains from October continue to be impressive. Is it time for a correction or will markets continue to melt-up? Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, weigh in.
CNBC's Kelly Evans has the story behind Bank of America's downgrade of the U.S. economy.
Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak, and John Buckingham, Al Frank Asset Management, discuss what investors should do to maximize profits.