Italy is going to the polls in an election closely watched by a nervous EU. Will there be a clear majority or months of impasse? What does the election mean for the country's struggling economy?
North Korea's economy experienced its sharpest decline in two decades last year as international sanctions hit its mining and manufacturing sectors. Hard currency earning exports alone fell by one-third.
Turkey's new finance minister has offered a few words to reassure skeptical markets amid nepotism allegations. The lira, already under strain, has taken a further beating since Berat Albayrak assumed the post this week.
Officially, random checks at the border with Italy were to ensure the security of EU interior ministers in Innsbruck. In reality, they were probably a test run for finding migrants. Bernd Riegert reported from Brenner.
For years on end, Turkey has been able to log astonishing growth rates. But economists are now sounding the alarm bells, saying that political uncertainties are not the only cause for concern in the coming months.
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