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  • Bernanke: Will remain data-dependent  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman asks Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke whether the U.S. can expect bond purchase reduction increments of $10 billion going forward, and why Bernanke does not announce an ideal unemployment number.

  • Bernanke: Will modestly reduce purchases pace  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the "economy is continuing to make progress" and, as a result, the Fed will modestly reduce bond purchases in January. Bernanke also addresses unemployment, saying "recent economic indicators have increased confidence the job market gains will continue."

  • Pimco's co-CIO Bill Gross reacts to the Fed's decision to taper its bond purchases. He says his firm remains skeptical on the Fed's approach relative to a cyclical economy being boosted by asset prices.

  • Bill Gross: Expect 2-3% economy next year  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Pimco's co-CIO Bill Gross looks ahead to the global economy in 2014. He says a major headwind for the economy is the "leverage within the system."

  • Santelli: Not a taper, just a 't'  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides insight on what traders at the CME Group are saying about the Fed's decision to taper $10 billion.

  • Fed to begin taper  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed has provided future guidance for tapering and dovish guidance about interest rates on the way out.

  • Fed taper 'somewhat negative' for bonds: Pro  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    The Fed announced a $10 billion reduction in its bond purchases. David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds; Bob Doll, Nuveen Asset Management; and Ken Volpert, Vanuard head of taxable fixed income, discuss the potential impact to bonds and equities.

  • Economy 'good enough' for taper?  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Bob Doll of Nuveen Asset Management, says the economy is doing "well enough" for the Fed to begin the taper process. Ken Volpert of Vanguard, weighs in.

  • US growth will be 'disappointing' in 2014  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:00 AM ET

    Steven Saywell, Global Head of FX Strategy, BNP Paribas, says the 2.8 percent growth forecast by the U.S. is "optimistic" and 2.2 percent is more likely.

  • Will the UK beat US growth next year?  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief UK economist at Berenberg UK, says the U.K.'s growth will give the U.S. economy a "good run".

  • China's reform resolve in 2014  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 8:33 PM ET

    Hao Hong, MD of Research & Chief Strategist at Bank of Communications International, says the real test of Chinese reform is whether the government can sit tight if growth falls below 7% in 2014.

  • Hatzius: Good jobs report, not a blockbuster  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, comments on the jobs report , when he expects tapering and discusses his healthy economic outlook for 2014.

  • Data points of the day: Jobless claims & GDP  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest data on third quarter GDP and jobs.

  • Ian Henderson, CEO of Shawbrook, says big banks need to "pull up their socks" and lend more to small and medium businesses.

  • UK too dependent on gas: Pro  Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 1:45 AM ET

    Gerard Reid, partner at Alexa Capital, says that the U.K. imports an increasing amount of gas which is pushing up energy prices.

  • Expert predicts 3 percent GDP in 2014  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase chief economist, explains why he expects to see a "solid" number in this morning's ADP employment report and shares his outlook on the economy next year.

  • UK can't continue to grow as fast  Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank, explains that the latest services PMI highlights that U.K. growth will slow and that there is still a"¿long way to go" before the unemployment target is reached.

  • UK recovery: 'Let's not get carried away'  Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 4:25 AM ET

    Philip Shaw, chief economist at Investec, tells CNBC that while the U.K. recovery is becoming broader-based, it's "no time for being complacent."

  • Is the Dutch downgrade justified?  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Philippe Gudin, head of euro area economics at Barclays, says he is "surprised" at the timing of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) downgrade of the Netherlands, as he expects a rebound in growth next year.

  • Dutch downgrade due to growth potential: S&P  Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard and Poor's (S&P), explains that the Netherlands was downgraded because of its growth potential, but that it has a stable ratings outlook due to its policy commitment.