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Big challenges in the fight against Isis

Nato frustration mounts over Turkey’s reluctance to take on Isis Islamist militants.

Don’t bet on more money-printing to save the market – at least, not yet

America’s QE programme is coming to an end – for now. John Stepek looks at the future for the markets, and what might force the Federal Reserve back into action.

Turkey plays a dangerous game

Turkey’s mistrust of American foreign policy in Syria has put its ceasefire with Kurdish rebels at risk.

Global growth scare spooks stocks

Exuberant equity investors have been dealt a reality check by the grim outlook on the global recovery.

Ebola’s threat to the economy

Fears that the Ebola virus could spread further has already started to weigh on stockmarkets.

Profit as oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it’s good for consumer economies like ours, says John Stepek.

This market looks grim – are we heading for a crash?

Whether it’s stocks, property, commodities or currencies, things aren’t looking good. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s going on, and asks if it’s time to bet on the short side.

This is what markets are most scared of right now

There are plenty of things that could be to blame for the markets’ current slump. But one thing stands out, says John Stepek. The eurozone crisis is back.

Bill Gross: Recovery to remain 'puny'

Investors can expect more of the same, according to the ‘Bond King’ Bill Gross.

The threat posed by the Ebola crisis

The killer virus continues to claim lives in Africa – and has now spread beyond it. Matthew Partridge looks at the threat it poses.

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