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  • Asian countries topped the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s ranking of school performance in 76 countries.

  • What's driving the retreat in bond prices

    Jack Bouroudjian, CIO of Index Financial Partners, attributes the selloff in bonds to factors like an "ironic" illiquid condition in the fixed income space and explains the impact on stocks.

  • Does bond selloff indicates an end to deflation?

    John Rutledge, chief investment strategist at SAFANAD, says the dramatic decline in bond prices could mean an end to the ongoing deflation chatter by year-end.

  • As the U.K. election campaigns draw to a close, we look at politicians' attempts - sometimes in vain - to appear like one of us.

  • Why CEOs are feeling more confident about China

    Stanley Szeto, CEO of Lever Style, discusses the improved outlook for China among CEOs around the world surveyed for the latest YPO global pulse report.

  • Here's the problem with low interest rates

    Richard Martin, managing director of IMA Asia, discusses the issue with a prolonged environment of cheap money.

  • Why the Fed will go slow on rate increases

    Jim Awad, managing director at Plimsoll Mark Capital, says U.S. interest rates are likely to see "shallow increases" amid a low growth environment worldwide.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Japanese Prime Minister Abe reiterated the importance of finalizing agreements on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a historic speech before Congress.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    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 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.

  • 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."

  • 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

    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

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

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