MOSCOW, Jan 31- Russia's economy ministry said on Saturday it expected gross domestic product to fall 3 percent this year, more optimistic than many analysts' forecasts of a 4-5 percent drop. The economy has been hit by a sharp fall in oil prices and by sanctions imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis, leaving Russia facing its first year of recession...» Read More
Richard Jerram, Chief Economist at Bank of Singapore weighs in on a whole host of issues including implications of threats from North Korea and expectations from China as it braces to release a slew of economic data.
When financial leaders of the G20 get together this week, they'll mull a plan to slash debt to well below 90 percent of GDP.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, takes a look at revisions in the gross domestic product report after Friday's disappointing jobs numbers.
Who's winning the "Game of Thrones?" As the Lannister and Stark clans battle it out, these three countries are cashing in.
Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart, talks with CNBC's Steve Liesman about continuing the Fed's asset purchase policy; the outlook on employment; and the cost of quantitative easing. "Clearly inflation has to be front and center as a concern," Lockhart added.
Discussing what to expect from the markets for the rest of 2013, with Andy Brenner, Nat Alliance. "Look for Treasuries to continue to underperform, and equities is the best place to be right now," says Brenner.
CNBC's Steve Liesman shares his opinions on economic action in Q1, and what investors might expect in spring.
Spain will revise down its economic growth forecast for 2013 next week and seek more time from the European Union to reduce its budget deficit as recession cuts deeper than previously expected.
Vishnu Varathan, Senior Economist at Mizuho Corporate Bank reacts to the HSBC China March PMI with cautious optimism.
Mark Matthews, Head of Research Asia at Bank Julius Baer, analyzes China's economy. He says there is going to be disappointment in earnings growth if the country's manufacturing PMI growth moderates.
This week's paltry gross domestic product revision again backs up the actions of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his market-monetarist supporters.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports that initial jobless claims were up 16,000 to 357,000, and the final GDP revision is up .4 percent as opposed to the initial .1 percent estimate. With Barbara Marcin, Gabelli Dividend & Income Fund portfolio manager, and Michael Santoli, senior columnist, Yahoo Finance.
Richard Iley, Chief Economist, Asia, BNP Paribas discusses the importance of Cyprus as an economy despite its minimal weight in Europe's overall GDP.
Bill Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, Blain, senior fixed income broker at Mint Partners, questions whether China will drive global growth in 2013 and says Japan seems to be this year's fascinating story as the weaker yen has allowed Japanese corporates to export again.
Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus; and Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, provide perspective on what the latest round of economic data means for stocks.
Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, tells CNBC the Euro Zone flash PMIs show the region is in a weak position with the contraction seen last quarter seemingly gathering momentum.
CNBC's Steve Liesman; and Christof Ruehl, BP chief economist, discuss what crude prices indicate about the broader economy, and the impact of developing domestic energy in the United States.
Ethan Harris, Bank of America co-head of global economics, explains why he revised his first and second quarter GDP forecast.
Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, explains why he believes the markets are "significantly undervalued," and provides his outlook on the economy.
Scott Bacigalupo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Dean Maki, Barclays, discuss the market's recent run and the outlook for the U.S. economy.