The oil price has made a steady recovery since it crashed in 2014. But that could have far reaching consequences for equity markets, says John Stepek.
German chancellor Angela Merkel should look to Britain and know political turbulence is coming Germany’s way, says Matthew Lynn.
There are good reasons for foreign investors to be nervous about Russia. But there are also reasons for cautious optimism about its future, says Frédéric Guirinec.
Moscow talk-show host Ksenia Sobchak says she wants to unite the opposition against Putin. Can she be believed?
Inter-Korean diplomacy has resumed at the border village of Panmunjom for the first time in two years ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympic games in the South.
Betting expert Matthew Partridge looks at what he got right in 2017, and weighs up the odds for the year ahead.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks to reopen a hotline with the South, all the while continuing his slanging match with Donald Trump.
Anti-government protests in Iran have gathered pace. Emily Hohler reports.
The US central bank has been cutting back on quantitative easing. But the ECB and Bank of Japan are still flooding the market with money. That could soon change.
The best way to allow entrepreneurs to thrive is to slash onerous regulations, says Matthew Lynn.
Stock markets continue their steady climb as the year draws to a close.