What does Christine Lagarde, as ECB president, need to do to tackle Europe's stagnant growth? (Part II)
Second instalment of our special Big Question
Select issuers now more attractive
Look ahead to the next three months
Investors should lower exposure to Europe
'New beginning' after lost decade
Economic inequality to keep rising in 2019
Elections and currency woes
Reforms not enough
Two key issues dominate the economic and investment landscape: concern that monetary policy may be at the end of the line and prospects for the US after November's presidential election, writes Daniel Murray, chief economist at EFG Asset Management.
Potential rigging of SSA market
Michael Hasenstab, executive vice president and chief investment officer for Templeton Global Macro Group, gives his assessment of China's true debt levels.
Demand for safe haven assets
Contained or contagion?
Greece is 'extreme manifestation' of developed world failings
Heavily indebted Japan is relying on its largest corporations to boost earnings and lift the country into a recovery phase, according to Neptune's Chris Taylor.
German five-year government debt sold at a negative yield for the first time in history on Wednesday as borrowing costs and inflation in the eurozone continue to fall.
Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of fiscal changes today in the final Autumn Statement of the current parliament.
UK public borrowing rose more than expected in August, figures released by the government today have revealed.
Ratings agency Moody's has said it expects US politicians to reach an agreement on the country's debt ceiling, with a default "extremely unlikely".
A simple typographical error boosted Spain's 2014 public debt forecast by €10bn (£8.4bn), the government has admitted.
A new academic paper suggests an influential study used to argue the case for austerity contains a number of flaws - including a simple Excel spreadsheet error.
The US Treasury has ruled out minting a $1 trillion dollar platinum coin as a way to circumvent the need to raise its national borrowing limit next month.
Benchmark 10-year gilt yields have moved back above 2% for the first time since last May as the equity rally is mirrored by a sell-off in core government bonds.