Counting the Cost

Middle East in transition: Oil, women and the IMF

IMF chief Christine Lagarde discusses the role of women in the Middle East and changing economic winds in the region.

Business & Economy

Venezuelan firm offers eggs as 'motivational' bonus

A security firm hopes to recruit more guards by offering 144 eggs alongside a $10 monthly salary amid economic crisis.

Venezuelan firm offers eggs as 'motivational' bonus

Iran

Iran rattled by currency devaluation against US dollar

Central bank announces new monetary measures to halt drop of rial, as authorities crack down on black-market exchange.

Business & Economy

India investigates $1.8bn fraud case at major bank

Offices and Mumbai home of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi raided after PNB hit by $1.8bn fraudulent transaction.

India's Punjab National Bank reports $1.8bn fraud

Middle East

Iran arrests currency traders as rial plummets

Police in Iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders, as concerns grow over the currency's downward spiral against the dollar.

Jordan

Jordan's economic crisis threatens political stability

Anger simmers after the government hiked taxes between 50-100 percent on key food staples such as bread.

Jordan's economic crisis threatens political stability

Iraq

Donors pledge $30bn for Iraq's post-ISIL reconstruction

Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and several non-state actors, including the EU, promise to fund rebuilding in Iraq.

The Big Picture

Venezuela: From riches to rags

What led to the economic collapse of Latin America's richest country?

Opinion

The mini crash and class warfare

The mini stock market crash earlier this month was a minor symptom of a much larger problem: class war.

Larry Beinhart

by Larry Beinhart

Larry Beinhart

Middle East

Donors pledge more than $300m for post-ISIL Iraq

Non-governmental organisations at the Kuwait-hosted conference over reconstruction in war-torn Iraq have pledged more than $300 million, far short of the $100 billion requested.

US & Canada

Trump unveils $4.4 trillion budget proposal

President Donald Trump has proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget for 2019, a plan Congress is expected to all but ignore.

Africa

Nigeria's high costs force small businesses to pool resources

n order to remain competitive, small businesses are banding together to share the costs of production inputs.

Counting the Cost

Stock market chaos: The end of easy money?

Why wild swings in stocks and bonds from New York to Tokyo could mean that an era of ultra-easy monetary policy is over.

Business & Economy

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

In the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, an idea to offer digital skills to deprived youth is attracting hi-tech attention.

Google, Samsung, EU invest in Belgium's MolenGeek

The Big Picture

The Battle for Venezuela

The Big Picture examines the present-day crisis in Venezuela by exploring the divisions rooted in its past.