Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

US shakes off torpor with 3.5% growth

Real signs of vigour in American GDP in third quarter

Rate rise lifts economic hopes in Brazil

Investors are betting Dilma Rousseff will change fiscal tack

Thai elite boosts struggling economy

Wealthy locals a lifeline for high-end businesses

Eastern Europe worst hit by dollar rise

Polish zloty hits 16-month low, down 7% over past three months

Bad loans surge at China’s biggest banks

ICBC and CCB report biggest quarterly jump in 7 years

Sistema to return Bashneft stake to Russia

Decision raises concerns over Russia’s investment climate

Zambia investors uneasy after Sata death

Investor-friendly reputation has been on the wane

Spanish recovery lays bare social crisis

Concern over the fate of Spain’s long-term unemployed

Argentina seeks its own shale boom

Country wants investors not scared off by default