Putin’s Eurasian economic union feels strain

Kazakhstan and Belarus wary of being dragged into sanctions war

Swiss economy world’s ‘most competitive’

WEF ranking shows a growing divide within the eurozone

Sovereign debt plan takes on holdouts

Pilot for new restructuring era could be Ukraine

Peña Nieto pushes on with change

Leader promises a Mexico ‘on the move’ despite growing scepticism

US manufacturing strength boosts dollar

Treasury bond yields rise and gold sinks

Shanghai FTZ struggles to live up to hype

Little progress is made on capital controls or interest rates

IMF warns Ukraine on cost of crisis

Conflict may force Kiev to require $19bn more in bailout funds

UK construction activity jumps in August

PMI survey driven by strong housing market