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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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 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

    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: Trade vs. GDP growth

    The long-term relationship between world trade and GDP growth has broken down. Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says he doesn't expect the old ratio to return anytime soon.

  • WTO: Must be careful with China

    Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, discusses the slowdown in China, saying the importance of March's data should not be overestimated.

  • WTO cuts trade outlook for 2015

    The World Trade Organisation has cut its global trade forecast for this year and for 2016. Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, says there were a number of factors influencing the reduction, including GDP growth and commodity prices.

  • 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.

  • Why China is in a sweet spot

    Marcus Svedberg, chief economist at East Capital, explains the disconnect between China's economic situation and its stock market. He also explains why Europe is "almost out of the woods."

  • A street scene in Havana, Cuba

    The two now could now cross paths at the two-day Summit of the Americas in Panama, an encounter rife with opportunity and symbolism. NBC News reports.

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