NICOSIA, March 5- The European Central Bank raised its economic growth forecasts on Thursday but cut its inflation projection for 2015 to zero, reflecting the impact of last year's sharp drop in oil prices and euro weakness. Its last outlook, in December, was finalized before crude oil prices bottomed out. "The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the euro...» Read More
Valentin Marinov, director of FX strategy at Citi, discusses the upcoming U.K. GDP data and why he would advise buying U.K. stocks but not sterling.
George Buckley, chief U.K. economist at Deutsche Bank, says he expects 0.6 percent growth in the U.K. in the second quarter.
Chris Williamson, global chief economist at Markit, says the "very strong" euro zone PMI number, led by manufacturing, should lead to an upgrade in GDP forecasts and proves that the region "is getting there".
GDP shows a weakening economy, while jobs are up 2 percent in Q2 by more than 600,000, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, says that a 7 percent Chinese growth rate should be seen as "a floor" and that investors should focus on underlying trends rather than official figures.
Howard Archer, chief U.K. & European economist at IHS Global Insight, talks about the pick-up in U.K. data but advises against investing in "pure, domestic exposure" to the U.K..
Tomo Kinoshita, Chief Economist, Japan at Nomura, forecasts Japanese second-quarter GDP growth of 2.2 percent, which will be enough for Shinzo Abe to raise the consumption tax rate.
Neil Shearing, chief emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, talks about the Turkish economy ahead of the central bank's rate decision.
Peter Dixon, senior economist at Commerzbank Securities, expects U.K's GDP to strengthen but highlights that there are still many imbalances in the economy that need to be dealt with.
Doug Kass says the market is currently making a top. Here are his seven reasons why.
Martin Schulz, Managing Director, International Equity at PNC Funds, says Chinese stocks provide some great longer-term opportunities. He discusses his top picks, Tencent, Qihoo and Hengan.
The Nasdaq 100 has seen 14-straight winning days, and the rally is rolling right on. Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank; Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus; and CNBC's Seema Mody, discuss the catalysts for the recent market action.
Rounding up the latest economic data, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, Jane Wells and Courtney Reagan. Dan Greenhaus, BTIG, and Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, discuss.
Will the markets face a negative GDP number in Q2? CNBC's Steve Liesman, offers insight; and Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; and Simon Hobbs discuss.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon reports China's annual economic growth slowed to 7.5 percent in the second quarter. And Gordon Chang, Forbes columnist, discusses whether China's GDP data signals a hard landing ahead.
Song Seng Wun, regional economist at CIMB, agree that the Chinese quarterly GDP is within the authorities' "policy comfort zone".
Richard Fu, director of Asian commodities trading at Newedge, comments on the Chinese 7.5 percent quarterly GDP rate and explains why investors "shouldn't defer too much on the growth rate".
Simon Warner of AMP Capital, Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management & Stephen Green of Standard Chartered analyze the implications of China's latest second-quarter growth figures.
Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist, Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds says that China's service sector growth is important to maintain a high level of employment.
How might the Fed's monetary policy, and the GDP number out of China impact the markets? Kate Warne, Edward Jones, and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management, discuss.