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What’s going on in North Korea?

The recent low profile of supreme leader Kim Jong-un and a visit to the South by his top deputies have fuelled speculation about power games in the hermit state, writes [...]

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A ‘perfect storm’ for luxury goods

Luxury goods companies are queuing to report falling profits as the problems keep on coming.

Ebola’s threat to the economy

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

Forget Russia – here’s where to put your money in eastern Europe

Turkey is a modern, prosperous nation with plenty of interesting stocks, says David Thornton. Here he picks the best way to buy in.

How low can Russia go?

Russian stocks have been in free fall for quite some time. But as David Thornton explains, there is one event that might herald a rebound.

There’s never been a better time to invest in China’s military

China has ambitions to become a world military power. That means a huge increase in its defence spending. Lars Henriksson explains how you could profit.

Don't be tempted to dive into commodities just yet

Commodities are looking cheap at the moment. But beware. China’s weak growth spells more trouble ahead, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

A trio giving China a run for its money

Matthew Partridge looks at some of the best funds to profit from Southeast Asia’s rapid growth.

Chart of the week: Will Opec turn off the taps?

Members of oil cartel Opec are beginning to feel the fiscal squeeze of low oil prices – some more than others.

Political surprise boosts Brazil

Brazil’s benchmark Bovespa received a boost after it emerged the pro-business candidate, Aécio Neves, made it through to the run-off.

Vietnam's stockmarket is on a roll

Vietnamese stocks have risen by a fifth this year – and there’s scope for more to come.

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