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

UK Budget 2015

George Osborne has laid out his stall in a pre-election Budget, pledging an easing of austerity, tax cuts and a crackdown on tax avoidance

Greece debt crisis

Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is looking to resolve the stand-off with international creditors over austerity and the country’s massive debt burden

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

Britain in Europe

David Cameron is under pressure from all sides and faces a delicate balancing act in attempting to renegotiate an acceptable UK membership settlement with the EU

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

Europe Quantitative Easing

The ECB has launched its long-awaited bid to revitalise the eurozone and counter deflation with a €60bn-a-month bond-buying programme

Europe's migration crisis

Europe’s migration crisis

Migrants will risk all crossing the Mediterranean in ramshackle boats for a better life in the EU