Opec to keep 30m barrel output target

Brent falls $6.50 to $71.25 after clearest signal yet from cartel

New Brazilian finance minister faces test

Appointment of no-nonsense economist expected to stabilise economy

Spain falls further into deflation territory

Consumer prices drop 0.4% in November

Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch

German chancellor aims to ease tensions with more talks

ECB set to decide on QE ‘early next year’

Bank says it can pull trigger on bond buying if needed

US Congress considers host of tax breaks

Fiscal discipline would be abandoned under proposals