Oil refinery

Oil: the big drop

While falling oil prices pose a challenge for governments and producers, the global economy stands to benefit from a huge windfall

Autumn Statement

The chancellor’s mini-budget updating the government’s economic plans

Eurozone in crisis

Sovereign bond yields have fallen sharply since 2012, but many fear the bloc is heading for a period of slow growth and low inflation

Ebola virus

As an exponentially expanding epidemic rampages through west Africa, Ebola is the most discussed virus on the planet

Syria crisis

After three years of civil war the conflict between the Assad regime and myriad groups of rebels on the ground remains deadlocked

English devolution

The coalition government is attempting to redraw the British constitution in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum

Crisis in Ukraine

Despite a truce, violence has persisted in eastern Ukraine as the conflict, with no resolution in sight, continues to cast a cloud over the global economy

UK Election 2015

UK general election

The UK’s main political parties are facing the prospect of a close and unpredictable national poll on May 7

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