In early May Argentina’s Central Bank raised the country’s interest rate by 675 basis points to 40%.
Wages rose faster than inflation in the UK for the first quarter of 2018, the first time they have done so in more than a year.
Greece has made an “enormous” effort to recover from its debt crisis and should be given debt relief by international lenders, according to Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
To say the last decade has been difficult for Europe’s southern states would be an understatement.
Open Society Foundations (OSF), the international charity led by billionaire George Soros, is to move out of Hungary after political threats.
Over a month has passed since Italy took to the ballot box — in one of the lowest election turnouts in recent history — to elect a new government and the country’s next prime minister, but so far little has happened.
Hungary heads to polls this Sunday for its presidential elections.
Three months of railway strikes in France begin in earnest today as workers rally against French President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul SNCF, the state railway.
In 1994, Silvio Berlusconi rose to power as the symbol of a sentiment of change and progress that made him one of the most successful – though controversial – politicians in Italy’s modern history.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has announced his plan to tackle Venezuela’s staggering inflation — lopping three zeros off the country’s increasingly worthless currency, the bolivar.
Scientists have predicted that the next flu pandemic to hit the UK could kill as many as 886,000 people and infect 43 million — about three-quarters of the entire population.
Forty-five of some of the largest trade unions and companies in the US have pushed back against Trump’s trade policies, urging him to reconsider proposed trade tariffs against Chinese companies in a letter to the president on Sunday.
A group of East Asia states have criticised US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies at a summit today, announcing plans to move ahead with a regional trade pact that would isolate the US in the region, and urging members to embrace globalisation.
Russians head to the polls this Sunday to re-elect Putin.
Trade ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries signed a major free trade deal in the Chilean capital on Thursday afternoon, that slashes tariffs and is seen as a challenge to Trump’s growing protectionist policies.
China’s growth for 2018 has been set at “around 6.5%”, down from last year — the first time in seven years the pace of growth had picked up.
Italy’s election is forecast to produce a hung parliament and its the most contentious vote the country has faced in years.
Since 2001 Italians living abroad have not had to return home if they want to vote in national elections.
Japan’s unemployment rate has fallen to a 25 year low as the world’s third-largest economy continues its growth streak.
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has delivered his annual state of the nation address, boasting of economic growth, improving living standards and invincible missiles.
In Western countries there are few characters more anodyne and inoffensive than Winnie the Pooh.
China’s president Xi Jinping would not appear to be looking forward to his retirement after the ruling Communist Party proposed removing the constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.
Zurich-based insurance company Swiss Re has posted a net profit of $331m, down from $3.5 billion last year following a spate of natural disasters in 2017.
The UK has released its latest immigration figures, revealing a fall in how many Europeans came to the country since the UK voted to quit the European Union in 2016.
Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal against the UK’s Court of Appeal in favour a tradesman’s unfair dismissal case against the company has reached the Supreme Court.
Macedonia hopes to end its decade-long row with Greece about its name ahead of the July Nato summit.
Discussions at the Munich Security Conference this weekend — an annual gathering of defence and security policymakers — saw leaders clash over Russia’s relationship with the US and Israel butt heads with Iran.
The life expectancy gap between England’s rich and poor has widened, according to a new report.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, Norway’s $1trn oil and gas pot, has renewed calls for companies it invests in to act responsibility, joining other big global investors.
The Freemasons are causing something of a ruckus in Britain at the moment.