Editor's Insight: Risks remain in the rise of protectionism, slower trade growth and political instability.
Margin Call: Oil prices at a two-year high are positive signs for recovery.
Opportunities for reform in Europe and China may also be possible next year.
Editor's Insight: New OECD figures show inflation in the 20 largest economies has fallen to its lowest level in almost eight years.
Editorial: An EU fine of $3.8 billion is double what was expected in Google's favouritism toward its own comparison shopping service.
Inequality has been steady since the mid-1990s but concerns over poverty and house prices are rising.
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