Brazil moves to shrink the state

Temer’s interim government is trying to deflate bloated spending

How investors will trade the rest of 2016

Investors seek to navigate a potentially testing second half

Malaysia: relaxed over the ringgit

Here is one emerging market that does not expect to be rattled by a Fed hike

Abe rolls dice on delay to sales tax rise

PM’s gamble will create winners and losers in politics and economy

HANOVER, GERMANY - APRIL 23: Protesters rallying against the TTIP and CETA free trade agreements march on the eve of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama on April 23, 2016 in Hanover, Germany. Many in Germany are wary of the agreements and claim that both TTIP, a free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, and CETA, a similar agreement between the E.U. and Canada, will have far-reaching negative impacts in Europe that include labor, economic, environmental and legal aspects. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)

Trade deal protest heads for German court

Campaigners say EU-Canada deal breaches Germany’s constitution

Nigeria: Running on empty

Critics say President Buhari’s policies are adding to its worst economic crisis in generations

US accused of undermining WTO

EU warns Washington’s objection to reappointing South Korean judge threatens body’s impartiality

A new monetary order will emerge

As monetary policy struggles, a new plan will have to emerge

Big oil groups raise net debt by a third

Higher borrowings leave the top 15 oil producers more vulnerable to another drop in prices

The puzzle that baffles the world economy

Slowing output per hour is worrying but little understood

Truckmakers face record EU cartel fine

Six groups set aside €2.6bn over charges they fixed prices and delayed emission technologies

Economic Outlook

Non-farm payroll data likely to show gain of 165,000 jobs in May

The real threat to EU lies in the Aegean

Europe has lost the moral high ground in its deal with Turkey

Emerging markets should shift into gold

John Plender analyses the case for the yellow metal in official reserves

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved

Staging Rio games will ‘not significantly alter’ the spread of Zika

China companies borrow to repay debts

Credit deluge fails to boost growth in saturated economy