Russia still profits from its oil and gas sectors – but the country’s economy has massive structural problems. There’s a lack of innovation and new technology. Putin’s economy needs to modernize if it’s to be a global player in the future.
At a time of heightened uncertainty in the global economic environment, leaders of Europe and China are meeting to ponder ways to counter the fallout from US President Trump's "America First" policies.
A fresh study looking at the innovativeness of 126 different countries sees Switzerland coming out on top again. Out of the top-25 creative pioneers, Israel, China and Iceland have the biggest upward momentum.
The EU and Japan are about to sign an unprecedented free trade agreement, which will create one of the world's largest trading blocks. The EU said the deal sends "a message" about "shaping globalization."
The Trump-Putin tete-a-tete has brought Finns into the streets to protest both men's presence and policies. Teri Schultz looks at the high stakes but low expectations in Helsinki.
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