A state fund transferring a $681m donation to the PM’s account, dissenting ministers sacked and $4bn misappropriated – Malaysian democracy is under threat, says Simon Wilson.
The damage to government finances caused by the sharp slide in oil prices is spreading far beyond the Middle East, with Nigeria the latest to feel the pinch.
When India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, came to power in May 2014, his victory propelled the stockmarket to a new record. But now his honeymoon is well and truly over.
Asia’s Communist dynamo caused great excitement in the 2000s, before suffering a sharp downturn. Now Vietnam is shaking off the hangover.
It’s not just developed-world companies – emerging-market firms have been on a borrowing binge too.
In the Middle East, both the political and economic outlooks have deteriorated sharply.
The market crash is starting to make some edgier investments look interesting, says John Stepek. And how much is sterling’s recent slide to do with fear of Brexit?
The desert kingdom is launching a Thatcherite revolution to rescue itself from a ballooning deficit. But will that be enough to save the ruling family? Simon Wilson reports.
Investors have been scared witless by the plunge in the Chinese stockmarket and currency, the yuan. Andrew Van Sickle explains why you should stay calm.
Brazil’s economy is not pretty – it’s heading for its worst recession on record. But bold long-term investors could be rewarded.
Chinese markets have had a spectacularly bad start to the year. But the fuss may be overblown – investors should focus on the long term.