Smartening up at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming this week Photograph: EPA

The first time Janet Yellen went to Jackson Hole as Federal Reserve chair in 2014 she faced activists protesting against the prospect of interest rate(...)

A pedestrian looks at a stock markets indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, Monday. Shares in Tokyo were down more than 2 per cent in the morning trading session. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Foreign investment in emerging markets (EM) has dropped to the lowest level since the financial crisis as investors brace for the fallout of the first(...)

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in Brussels this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has flagged the danger of “excessive imbalances” in Slovenia’s economy, as the ex-Yugoslav republic seeks to save its b(...)