Martin Schulz, Managing Director, International Equity at PNC Capital Advisors, says China's growth rate could come in below 7 percent since structural reforms need time to take effect.» Read More
As EU leaders scramble to save the euro zone and cobble together policies to restore growth, Poland is solidifying its position as the union’s fastest growing economy, the Financial Times reports.
"It's like a leaking boat in which we keep bailing it out and we're very pleased with ourselves.. the problem is we haven't fixed the holes yet," says Alan Greenspan, Greenspan Associates commenting on Europe's fiscal crisis and sharing his thoughts on how to fix a very sluggish U.S. economy, with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
Many emerging market countries will be home to an exploding population with a growing working-age populace over the next several decades, which will lead to attractive investment opportunities.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Q1 GDP rose 1.9 percent, while initial jobless claims totaled 386,000. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and John Silva, Wells Fargo, weigh in.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, about his rules for economic prosperity.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the global economy is dealing with less growth out of China and Greece wants to receive another extension.
The global economy is still unbalanced five years after the onset to the financial crisis, says Stephen Cecchetti, BIS head of monetary & economic department, with an update from the Bank of International Settlement's annual report.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the Washington Post's story analyzing Bain Capital's role in outsourcing jobs; and as President Obama lays out his battle plan against Romney, is the GDP getting enough attention? Jared Bernstein, former Biden chief economist; Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute senior fellow; and Jim Garland, Sharp Details CEO, share their opinions.
The "Closing Bell" team; CNBC.com's Jeff Cox; and Stephanie Link, TheStreet; offer insight on the markets and what economic data investors should keep in mind.
"We definitely want to make sure that inflation does not get out of hand," says Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, providing an insider look at the Fed's policy decision to downgrade its economic growth forecast and extend "Operation Twist".
"I think people are right to say the case for QE3 is pretty strong," says Greg Ip, "The Little Book of Economics" author, discussing the Fed's strategy to implement more economic easing, with Jon Hilsenrath, Wall Street Journal chief economics correspondent.
Jack Welch, former GE CEO, shares his final views on a review written in the Wall Street Journal on "The Hidden Obama".
CNBC's Jane Wells breaks down the data on the outlook on housing and the economy from the UCLA Anderson Forecast, with Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Forecast director.
"I'd like to see the Fed stand pat, I think they are more likely to do an Operation Twist," says Peter Fisher, BlackRock global head of fixed income, discussing the odds of additional Fed easing when officials wrap its two-day meeting today.
"What makes sense is to extend 'Twist' a bit," says Randy Kroszner, University of Chicago professor, with Ira Jersey, Credit Suisse interest rate strategy director, discussing the likelihood of extending "Operation Twist", as the Fed wraps its two day policy meeting today.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on housing, and what it indicates about the health of U.S. economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Greg Ip, The Economist US economics editor, and Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors co-chairman, discuss today's Fed meeting and whether some form of easing will be issued due to softening economic conditions.
As Greeks prepare to go to the polls on Sunday June 17, the fate of the euro and the recovery of the global economy could rest in their hands. But the biggest pain could be felt closer home as the country suffers through a fifth year of recession.
Helen Zhu, Goldman Sachs chief China equity strategist, discusses the dip in China's GDP and its impact on global markets.
Will the economy's slowdown trigger more economic easing in the near future? Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs chief economist, weighs in on Goldman Sachs lowering its GDP forecast and discusses possible policy moves by the Federal Reserve.