To be sure, it's been a long slog back from the Great Recession, and the recovery isn't about to break any historical records.» Read More
Knut Hallberg, senior economist at Swedbank, tells CNBC that Swedish exports have been hard hit by the European crisis but fundamentals remain strong.
Tobias Blattner, director at Daiwa Capial Markets, tells CNBC that recent data out of Germany suggests that the pace of growth is going to speed up in quarter two.
David Mackie, chief European economist at JPMorgan and Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, discuss the U.K.'s economy and say that it is in better shape than most people expect.
David Mackie, chief European economist at JPMorgan and Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, discuss expectations for the U.K.'s economy and its place within the EU.
Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC that the key take away from the Eurozone PMIs is that we are still in a downturn.
Singapore's economy grew unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year but the manufacturing sector remains weak.
Singapore on Thursday reported a surprise expansion in its economy in the first quarter, helped by a surge in financial services as trading in stocks and foreign exchange soared.
CNBC's Steve Liesman breakS down the latest data on the U.S. economy.
Thailand's economy contracted more than expected in January-March from the previous three months, which economists said raises the chances that this month will bring a rate cut..
Luca Silipo, chief economist for Asia at Natixis, tells CNBC it's too early to see the effects of Abenomics on the economy.
Japan's economy grew at a faster than expected pace in the first quarter, led by robust private consumption and a rebound in exports on the back of the government's radical policies to reflate the economy.
The euro zone's economy contracted for the sixth straight quarter at the start of this year, marking its longest recession on records dating back to 1995.
David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, tells CNBC people are going to have to look again at their 2013 forecasts overall as recession in the euro zone shows no sign of abating.
Daniele Antonucci, senior European economist at Morgan Stanley, tells CNBC there is the perception of a policy backstop in the euro zone, which enables a search for yield despite poor macro data.
Philip Tyson, rates strategist at ICAP, explains why he expects a steepening of the yield curve over the year in the U.S., despite anticipating soft second quarter data.
Jamie Cooper-Hohn, president and CEO of CIFF, explains the impact poor nutrition has on economic growth and estimates an 11% GDP loss for Africa and south-East Asia due to under-nutrition.
Adrian Schmidt, FX strategist at Lloyds Bank, expects the U.S.'s recovery to strengthen but warns that "it won't break any record".
Zhang Zhiwei, chief China Economist at Nomura, tells CNBC that second quarter GDP growth will slow down further.
Geoff Wilkinson, says the European market recovery is at odds with fundamentals, and highlights the performance of the banking sector.
Art Cashin of UBS talks with Carl Quintanilla about the factors he's watching this week and why he thinks there are some "potential surprises" on the way. (4:48)