Global economy

The Aussie dollar takes a tumble

The Australian dollar has fallen against its American counterpart – don’t expect a rebound.

Obama’s offensive against the jihadists

Is America making a mistake in its plans to take on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant? Emily Hohler reports.

After Scotland, who’s next for independence?

It’s not just Scotland where there is strong support for independence. Jan Zeber looks at some of the regions where self-rule could one day be on the cards.

Investors dizzy over Brazil

Are investors getting ahead of themselves in the run-up to the presidential election in October?

Place your chips in the east

Putin is trying to reassert Russian power, with eastern Europe caught in the sanctions crossfire, but the region has potential, says Matthew Partridge.

Cyberattacks: The war of the machines

An attack has been launched on an American bank’s computer infrastructure – possibly by Russia. Is it an act of war? Simon Wilson investigates.

The Philippines’ infrastructure binge

The Philippine government has invested heavily in development, sending the stock market to a near-record high

Is this the end for Abenomics?

Japan appears to be stagnating, despite Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s best efforts to revive the economy.

Putin plays a surprise card

Russian president Vladimir Putin surprised markets by appearing willing to broker a ceasefire in Ukraine.

Fight against Ebola needs more speed – and cash

There’s no magic bullet that will end the Ebola crisis in Africa.

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