Russia’s economy surprised analysts by growing at its fastest pace in six years in 2018. But investors shouldn’t get too excited.
There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.
Angela Merkle’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, has suffered heavy losses in Bavaria.
The French president has reshuffled his cabinet amid his plunging approval ratings.
Inflation in Turkey has soared to its highest level since 2003. In August, the annual rate of consumer price inflation had reached around 18% but in September it was almost 25%.
Italy’s debt is very high indeed. With the chances of repaying it slim, the eurozone is heading for yet another messy crisis. John Stepek explains what’s going on.
The big-spending budget proposed by Italy’s ruling populist coalition puts it at loggerheads with Brussels.
Italy’s populist government has decided to spend a lot more money than it’s got, risking a clash with the EU. John Stepek looks at how that might play out.
France’s golden boy is rapidly losing his shine. Matthew Partridge reports.
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán suffers a humiliation at the hands of the European Parliament.
The government is making absurdly heavy weather of leaving the EU. Yet there is a straightforward solution hiding in plain sight. George Trefgarne explains.