The arrest of one of Russia's richest men, whose empire spans oil production to the country's largest mobile phone network, could send further shockwaves through an economy already reeling from western sanctions.
Six years to the week after the biggest US bank bailout, the Federal Reserve ended its quarterly two-day meeting by keeping interest rates stable and detailing its intentions to exit from a five-year-long stimulus plan.
Excessive risk taking and geopolitical hazards pose new threats to a global economy already experiencing an uneven and weaker than expected recovery, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
April is the cruellest month, TS Eliot once wrote.
Nearly half of Chinese millionaires plan to move out of the country in the next five years-a flight that could add to worries over the country's economy, as more money moves offshore rather than being invested or spent in China.
Inflation is expected to remain below the Bank of England's 2% target when official figures for August are published on Tuesday.
The global economy faces headwinds from a sluggish eurozone and rising political tensions, including the uncertain outcome of Scotland's independence referendum, a leading thinktank has warned.
France has admitted it will overshoot the EU's 3% budget deficit target this year, putting the eurozone's second-biggest economy on a collision course with Brussels.
The Bank of England's governor, Mark Carney, has warned trade union members that they face higher interest rates next spring before they receive rises in real wages.
The pound has slumped to a 10-month low after the yes campaign took the lead in the opinion polls just 10 days before the Scottish independence vote.
UK house prices climbed 7.9 per cent in January compared with the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics said this morning.
The UK's inflation rate remained at 0.3 per cent in February, according to data released this morning by the Office for National Statistics.
A British exit from the European union would result in prolonged uncertainty and put downward pressure on British companies’ credit ratings, Moody’s Investors Service has warned.