MOSCOW, March 2- Russia's Finance Ministry has increased its forecast for the country's 2015 budget deficit to 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, a document seen by Reuters showed. The document also showed that the ministry sees the average rouble exchange rate at 61.5 roubles per dollar for 2015, in line with Economy Ministry forecasts.» Read More
Todd Horwitz, founder of Averagejoeoptions.com, explains how the market is likely to react to the U.S. GDP report out later today.
Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank, talks about the U.S. economy and expects the U.S. GDP to beat expectations as the first quarter saw a big recovery in utility production.
Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel Nicolaus, says the ECB will have to become much more aggressive to match the tone of other central banks in the world.
Jerry Webman, Chief Economist at OppenheimerFunds, discusses the state of the U.S. economy ahead of the upcoming GDP report.
Even though it's more history than not, first quarter GDP is the number traders will be watching Friday for what it might say about the current slowdown that began in March.
Elsa Lignos, G10 currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, remains positive on the U.K. pound and expects it to strengthen.
Thomas Mayer, senior adviser at Deutsche Bank, says that despite markets treating France as "the Siamese twin of Germany", investors should worry about French economic fundamentals.
Geoffrey Dicks, chief U.K. economist at Novus Capital Markets, warns that the U.K. GDP figure is preliminary and might be revised down and explains that another round of stimulus is unnecessary.
Daniele Antonucci, senior european economist at Morgan Stanley, explains that the Spanish economy will grow on its exports and that the unemployment figure might not be true.
Mike Amey, portfolio manager at Pimco, discusses expectations for the U.K's first quarter GDP and says the government "missed the trick on the funding for lending scheme".
If not for the Fed's cheap money, spending cuts likely would be having a larger impact on economic growth, hiring, business spending and consumer sentiment. NBC News.
Geoffrey Yu, forex strategist at UBS, says a Chinese slowdown would put the country on a more sustainable long-term path.
CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Daniel Stecich, TJM Institutional Services, about the outlook on Friday's GDP number and why it's time to formulate a plan for domestic energy.
Rick Santelli has some thoughts on the government's plan to change the way it measures the country's economic activity. It will affect GDP in the future and the past. (2:49)
Rob Quinn, chief European equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, says the long-term trend for European equities remains bullish, but highlights short-term concerns.
China reported GDP growth below many analysts expectations and the markets shuttered. What's happening with this once-strong growth engine for the global economy?
Alex van der Velden, partner and CIO at Ownership Capital, explains that the market is detached from fundamentals and advises investing in high quality, innovative, global companies.
In part two of an exclusive interview, CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, about current Fed policy; the state of the labor participation rate in the U.S.; and why he likes a little known feature in the Dodd-Frank Act known as a "Living Will."
In an exclusive interview, CNBC's Steve Liesman talks with Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, about current Fed policy and why Lacker would stop the Fed's massive bond-buying program at this point.
Herman Gef, CEO of Sberbank, explains why he has lowered his 2013 growth forecasts for Russia and yet kept his domestic banking profits forecasts.