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  • Obama: US, Japan seek 'swift conclusion' on trade Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, with the Washington Monument in the background, on April 27, 2015. Abe is on a weeklong visit to the U.S.

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to quickly conclude talks over a contested trade deal.

  • Up to 250 missing after avalanche hits Nepal route Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 9:10 AM ET
    This photo provided by Azim Afif shows the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Afif and his team of four others from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) all survived the avalanche.

    Up to 250 people are missing in Nepal after an avalanche hit a village in Rasuwa district, a popular trekking area to the north of the capital Kathmandu.

  • Nepal quake's economic damage among worst in decade Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:34 PM ET
    A boy carrying a bolster walks past a damaged temple after Saturday's earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal April 27, 2015.

    Nepal's earthquake damage will put it among the most expensive earthquakes in recent history relative to a country's economic size.

  • 7th-largest economy? The answer might surprise you Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    A dense school of brown striped snapper in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

    If oceans were considered a country, their worth would outshine the likes of Russia and Brazil's economies, according to a new report.

  • Running from US stocks? Not so fast, experts say Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite disappointing earnings and sluggish growth relative to global markets, U.S. stocks can still move higher, experts said.

  • Credit Suisse spots key megatrends   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:37 PM ET
    Credit Suisse spots key megatrends

    Giles Keating, head of Research and Deputy CIO of Credit Suisse Private Banking & Wealth Management, outlines crucial megatrends such as an aging population in the developed world.

  • Why markets need to get used to Greek drama   Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 8:14 PM ET
    Why markets need to get used to Greek drama

    Even if talks yield a short-term technical deal this week, Greece still needs a third bailout after June to survive the next few years, says Koon How Heng, senior FX strategist at Credit Suisse.

  • IMF: Egypt has 'a long way to go'   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    IMF: Egypt has 'a long way to go'

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that Egypt has made a lot of improvements regarding energy subsidies and broader reforms, but still has "a long way to go."

  • IMF discusses role in Egypt   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    IMF discusses role in Egypt

    Masood Ahmed, director of Middle East and Central Asia at the IMF, says that the IMF has two roles to play with Egypt, one of which is to provide dialogue and the other is to provide financial support.

  • Pope Francis weighs Cuba visit during U.S. trip Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 18, 2015.

    Pope Francis is considering a visit to Cuba when he travels to the United States later this year, the Vatican said Friday.

  • IMF: Greek negotiations are complex   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    IMF: Greek negotiations are complex

    Poul Thomsen, director of the European department at the IMF, says that there has been no loss of patience when it comes to the Greek talks.

  • IMF: We expect to be paid on time   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    IMF: We expect to be paid on time

    Poul Thomsen, director of the European department at the IMF, says they have received no request from Greece to delay the IMF loan repayment.

  • Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Faber: Global economy is 'weakening'

    Marc Faber, editor and publisher at The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, says he completely disagrees with the IMF, and that "the global economy is not strengthening, it is weakening."

  • Watch out for this topic at IMF meeting   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    Watch out for this topic at IMF meeting

    Jim Rickards, chief global strategist at West Shore Funds, explains why the topic about including the yuan in SDR's basket could steal the limelight at upcoming IMF and World Bank meetings.

  • IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings: What to expect

    Bill Adams, senior international economist at PNC, outlines his expectations for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings taking place this weekend in Washington.

  • Why the EU is suspicious of Google's Android Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An employee demonstrates a Motorola Moto E Android smartphone in the Lenovo pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on March 3, 2015.

    Android is now the most popular phone OS in all but a few European countries.

  • It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    It's 'crunchtime' for Greece: Kraemer

    Moritz Kraemer, chief sovereign ratings officer at Standard & Poor's, says that it's a "race against the clock" for Greece, with all easy options off the table.

  • Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreigners Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:07 AM ET
    Saudi men chat outside the Saudi Stock Exchange or Tadawul in Riyadh.

    Saudi Arabia will open its $532bn stock market to direct foreign investment on June 15, allowing foreign institutions to buy shares from then.

  • India remains the cheapest major economy: Report   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:41 PM ET
    India remains the cheapest major economy: Report

    Sanjeev Sanyal, global strategist at Deutsche Bank, discusses the results of its annual "Mapping the World's Prices" survey, which tracks the price of goods and services around the world.

  • WTO is 'hopeful' on Europe's economy   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    WTO is 'hopeful' on Europe's economy

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he thinks Europe could pick up if certain countries adopted more expansive fiscal policies.

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  • U.S. stocks traded lower on Tuesday as investors awaited more domestic data for April that could shed light on the timing of an interest rate hike.

  • UBS

    European equities were mixed Tuesday as investors kept an eye on the ongoing Greece bailout drama and earnings from banking giants HSBC and UBS.

  • Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

    Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.

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  • Greek Parliament

    Anastasia Kastaniotou, a struggling mother of three, stood near the Greek Parliament building on Wednesday and threw up her hands as she contemplated an €11.5 billion austerity package that her country’s government was trying to tie up this week to keep Greece in the euro, the New York Times reports.

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