Economic and Strategy Viewpoint
Schroders' economists suggest the global economy will probably avoid a recession in 2020, why they are optimistic about emerging markets next year, and mull the end of Japan's era of "Abenomics".
Latest GDP data shows that France has helped the eurozone economy outperform the more pessimistic consensus forecasts. Whether Germany is in recession remains to be seen.
A smooth Brexit could remove some of the fog of uncertainty over the UK economic outlook, a prospect made more likely by the agreement to extend the deadline to 31 January 2020.
Thomas Cook's collapse after 178 years shows that even the most venerable of businesses are not immune to the power of disruptive change. We look at some of the causes of its demise.