- The European Central Bank is at last expected to embark on quantitative easing – but there are four reasons why its version will be potentially less effective than elsewhere
- A battle between reason and irrationality will decide Greece’s fate – and its future in the eurozone – following decisive elections this weekend
- As China’s growth drops to its lowest level for 24 years, notoriously unreliable statistics could mean that a hidden army of jobless people is about to test Beijing’s sang-froid
- An award-winning Russian film about the plight of an individual at the hand of corrupt authorities in a provincial hinterland has polarised opinion in the country – before even being screened
- Twelve years after the end of “Africa’s great war” in the Democratic Republic of Congo, can the country ensure a peaceful transfer of power ahead of likely elections next year?
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