US equities push higher in thin trading

Russian rouble slips while oil see-saws on Libya concerns

Winning bets were obvious with Hindsight

Oil price fall and resilience of US economy were trends to spot

Banks’ most expensive year on record

Total of fines and legal settlements equal to Croatia’s GDP

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Star fund manager of 2013 falls to earth

Michael Aronstein’s fund drops 13% and faces redemption requests

When to follow the investment herd

Strong dollar trade is most crowded, but crowd could be right

Moscow says rouble crisis is over

But Russian government warns of economic hardship ahead

Oil price extends fall as US crude stockpiles swell

S&P 500 ends short session just short of highs

Russia pledges to help groups with foreign debts

Central bank to assist refinancings in bid to ease crisis

China’s highly contagious deflation

Monetary policy might not be enough and governments may be forced to step in, writes George Magnus

Euro drops to post eurozone crisis low

Prospect of ECB QE has put pressure on currency in recent weeks

Global finance recovers after rouble rout

Economic crises have had less impact than 1998 default

Moscow orders exporters to sell forex

Rosneft and Gazprom told to offload reserves to shore up rouble

Putin has one weapon to protect the rouble

Capital controls can work with credible steps to boost confidence

Russia’s ills spread around the region

Strain shows politically and economically in former Soviet Union

Rouble rebounds after oil strengthens

Russian currency’s rise could be shortlived

Nigeria capital controls: the needle eye

The country’s foreign exchange reserves look thin

Dollar festive hangover to be shortlived

Analysts see further gains for US currency in 2015

Drinks companies shaken by rouble turmoil

Consumer goods groups struggle with Russian volatility

Russian central bank shows how not to intervene

Authorities did too little, too late, too quietly

The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm

Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998