The ECB’s executive board is split on whether to pursue a more ambitious asset purchase programme, or stick to a policy of ‘fiscal prudence’.
David Cameron has announced the results of a defence review: more military spending for Britain.
It will be a brutal irony, says Dan Denning, if the only way we can defend an illiberal order from a real menace is to turn modern society into a perpetual police state.
A financial crisis always begins in some peripheral market, says Dan Denning. The next one could come from emerging-market bonds.
On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published ‘On the Origin of Species’, the book considered by many to be the cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
A lot of people are getting in on buy-to-let with borrowed money. But it’s a risk that isn’t worth taking, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Japan’s demographic shift means Japan’s love hotels – which have long been a feature of tourists’ must-do lists – might not be around for much longer, says Merryn Somserset Webb.
In Switzerland, bank customers are now being charged to deposit their cash, It won’t be long before it happens here, too, says Dan Denning.
The euro is currently searching for a low – and has just hit a vital target, says John C Burford.. Could this be the start of a major relief rally?
Japan may be in recession, but Japanese stocks still represent very good value for money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
With borrowing higher than expected, George Osborne has some tricky choices to make in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at what might be in his sights.
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.
Profits are down and the shares have crashed at Rolls-Royce, says Simon Wilson. But the aircraft engine maker is probably on the flight path to recovery.
The real space race is about to being – one that could create exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, says Matthew Lynn. Space is the next great commercial frontier.
Has your money-printing programme run out of things to buy? Never mind, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The world is full of things to splash out on. Just use your imagination.
The price war in the oil market is going to claim some victims soon enough. But it might not be the obvious candidates, says Dan Denning.
Hedge funds have been a big part of the EU referendum debate so far. Here we profile four of the biggest players.
Beaches in the Algarve and city breaks in Lisbon are popular with tourists, says Natasha Langan. But northern Portugal is a haven for those looking to escape the crowds.
Santiago Peralta’s Pacari Chocolate has won a clutch of awards, while at the same time helping cocoa farmers in his native Ecuador.
A casualty of the financial crisis, the self-certified loan, or ‘liar loan’, is making a comeback, says Sarah Moore.