WEF: Davos 2015

The forum’s annual meeting attended by leaders from the worlds of politics, finance and business will focus on an agenda entitled ‘The New Global Context’

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

Europe Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi’s bid for full-blown QE in the months ahead is being hindered by divisions within the ECB’s governing council

Ebola virus

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

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

Syria crisis

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

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