Lagarde wants courage shown in taking on issues outside ambit of monetary economists

The Covid-19 recession could reshape the ECB and help redefine the role of central banking in an era where the threat of runaway inflation fallen away

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Oil falls further as rising cases fuel demand worries

A surge in Covid-19 infections in the US and Europe prompt concern over crude demand, while the chance of increased supply also hit sentiment

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Spain announces new state of emergency as Covid-19 infections soar

New measures are immediate and will require all regions except the Canary Islands to impose an overnight curfew

SA sides with Zimbabwe as Western nations defend ‘targeted’ sanctions

The US, the UK and the EU dismiss suggestions that sanctions are to blame for Zimbabwe’s economic crisis

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Venezuela’s opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez flees to exile in Spain

The departure of Lopez, a political prisoner since 2014, will be a blow to an already weakened opposition under Juan Guaido

Gunmen kill seven children in attack on a school in Cameroon

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, described by the UN as an atrocity

Trump claims pandemic progress as US Covid-19 cases surge

Pence's chief of staff has tested positive for coronavirus, raising more questions about White House’s safety protocols

Putin defends Joe Biden’s son from Trump allegations

Trump, who is trailing in opinion polls, has accused Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, of unethical practices in Ukraine

Italy imposes new Covid-19 restrictions as infections surge

Rome  takes action as infection rates rebound, putting pressure on health services and the economy

Why coronavirus is unlikely to lose its crown anytime soon

Scientists warn of a long and difficult road still ahead in finding a vaccine

IMF urges bank regulators to extend curbs on dividends and buybacks

Global body advises steps to protect financial systems in case of slow global economic recovery

Fashion heiress pushes for green innovation and wearing vintage

Veronica Chou is investing in start-ups that can refashion an industry that produces 20% of the world’s wastewater and 10% of its emissions

US reports record 84,000 coronavirus cases in one day

The US has the most cases in the world at 8.5-million and the most fatalities with 224,000 lives lost

ANALYSIS: A Biden win would bring heat to Mexico’s energy sector

While relations between the neighbours would almost certainly improve, the Mexican president has said he will defend the primacy of the state in disputes with ...

Protests in Poland as court bans abortion on almost all grounds

In the largely Catholic country, the ruling bans abortions even due to foetal defects, the most common of the few legal grounds for abortion

France may concede ground on UK’s Brexit fishing waters offer

The French government has suggested to the fishing industry that compromises be made, according to an MP in Paris

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