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
Rick Santelli criticizes Europe for moving away from greater austerity. (2:43)
Paul McNamara, investment director at GAM, explains that the Chinese government has a lot more scope to deal with economic troubles and that a full-scale crisis in the country is highly unlikely.
Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAglobal, talks about the impact the change of leadership at the Bank of England has and will have on the U.K.'s macro picture.
Tony Nash, Managing Director of IHS, speaks about the state of the global economy and what impact the Boston marathon bombings along with weak data from U.S. & China will have on investor sentiment.
James Kynge, principal of China Confidential at the Financial Times, says the disappointing Chinese quarterly growth is a "blip", as funding for construction projects and fixed asset investments remain very strong.
As gold prices plummet, "Futures Now" trader Rich Ilczyszyn looks at key technical levels for the precious metal.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports European markets moved lower by an unexpected slowdown in China. And, CNBC's Eunice Yoon breaks down the disappointing data on China's gross domestic product, which grew an annual 7.7 percent in the first quarter, below the expected 8 percent level.
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.