The French president's ideas about the future of the EU go in the right direction, economist Karen Horn told DW, but his centrist approach to reform will not lead to the bloc becoming stronger and more competitive.
Venezuela is in the middle of an economic meltdown, facing chronic inflation and an acute shortage of essential goods. The government wants to tackle the situation by raising fuel prices. But that could prove tricky.
One of three Chinese ratings agencies, Dagong Global Credit Rating, has been suspended from doing business in bond markets following an investigation that revealed "chaotic" management and false credit ratings.
It is in Germany's interest for Turkey to be "economically prosperous," said Chancellor Angela Merkel. But she warned this couldn't be at the expense of state interventions, as the Turkish lira continues to drop.
Tumbling emerging market currencies, including the Russian ruble, have caused Moscow to publicly wish for the "demise" of the greenback from global finance. Lars Halter examines how realistic such a wish actually is.
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