Households are benefiting from tumbling oil prices feeding through to their pockets - everything from lower prices at the petrol pumps through to reduced shopping bills.
Never before has Russia's central bank been so much in the spotlight. In the space of just 29 hours - from 10am on Monday, December 15 to 3pm on Tuesday, December 16 - the price of US dollars in Moscow skyrocketed by 50 per cent.
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
DEFLATION RISK: Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the German share price index DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Reuters/Reuters - Chief Executive of AstraZeneca Pascal Soriot leaves after appearing at a commons science committee hearing at Portcullis House in London May 14, 2014.