BERLIN, Sept 1- Weak investment spending and slow trade led the German economy to contract for the first time in over a year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday. Germany's Federal Statistics Office confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing a 0.2 percent contraction in seasonally-adjusted gross domestic product on the quarter between April and June.» Read More
CNBC's Diana Olick breaks down the better-than-expected numbers on housing. And, a look at the second estimate for first quarter GDP, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services has the unemployment and gross domestic product numbers. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Tom Higgins, BNY Mellon's Standish chief economist weigh in on what it indicates about the economic recovery and its impact on the markets.
Sharon Stark, fixed income strategist at DA Davidson, discusses U.S. bonds' "seesaw pattern" due to uncertainty about the recovery's strength and explains why U.S. GDP should slow through the year.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, predicts a grim outlook for the UK economy, with limited prospects for growth and sterling likely to fall further.
The Philippine economy grew 2.2 percent in the March quarter from the previous three months, beating market forecasts, helped by strong domestic demand which offset weak exports.
Gregory Domingo, Secretary of Trade and Industry for the Philippines, expects continued GDP growth, underpinned by the revival of the country's manufacturing sector.
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.