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Going global can keep your nest egg growing during market turmoil1h 1m Updated Going global can keep your nest egg growing during market turmoil
The threat of a global recession is hanging over stock markets like the sword of Damocles, but it should not stop investors seeking income from a portfolio of shares bought for the long term.
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Metro Bank and First Direct named best banks in the UK in CMA survey17h Updated Metro Bank and First Direct named best banks in the UK in CMA survey
More than 80 per cent of customers said they would recommend the bank to their friends and family, putting it joint-top with First Direct in a table published by the Competition and Markets Authority.
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What is a yield curve inversion? Will there be a recession?20h Updated What is a yield curve inversion? Will there be a recession?
This week, traders were spooked by a US 'yield curve inversion' which signals unusual behaviour in the government bond markets, and is often a harbinger of recession.
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Treasury hits Standard Chartered with £10m sanctions fine26h Treasury hits Standard Chartered with £10m sanctions fine
The Treasury is to slap Standard Chartered, the emerging markets lender, with a multimillion-pound fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, dealing a further blow to the FTSE-100 bank's reputation.
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Stick with shares for the long run as it pays to keep your nerve26h Stick with shares for the long run as it pays to keep your nerve
The important thing is not to panic - and to remember that markets eventually bounce back, so selling after a dip is often the worst thing to do.
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Is a recession coming to the US? Here’s what to watch for 16 Aug 2:00am Is a recession coming to the US? Here’s what to watch for
Unemployment is at lows last seen 50 years ago and stock markets, while wobbly, are close to record highs, but a shadow looms It’s 10 years since the great recession and by many measures the US economy is still booming. Unemployment is at lows last seen 50 years ago, stock markets, while wobbly, are close to record highs, consumer confidence is high and shoppers keep shopping. And yet there is a shadow over America. A chorus of economists are warning that the chances of a recession are growing. The Trump administration’s trade war with China is taking its toll abroad and there are now signs it’s coming home. This week
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Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors 16 Aug 1:00am Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors
From the US-China trade war through to the problems affecting Germany, Brazil, the UK and more Stock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and news of a contraction in the German economy. Here is a guide to the trouble spots in the global economy that are rattling investors.
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Trade fears hit European markets as China threatens to retaliate against the latest American tariffs 15 Aug 4:59pm Trade fears hit European markets as China threatens to retaliate against the latest American tariffs
The FTSE 100 hit its lowest level in six months, falling 1.1 per cent to end at 7067 points, trimming around £20billion off the value of Britain's biggest companies.
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European markets still rattled as global recession fears linger 15 Aug 2:31pm European markets still rattled as global recession fears linger
Index of Britain’s top 100 firms at six-month low and oil prices fall 3% to below $58 a barrel Stock markets in Europe extended their losing streak on Thursday and oil prices fell 3% to below $58 a barrel as mounting recession concerns continued to hit investor confidence. The index of Britain’s top 100 firms dropped more than 1% to hit a six-month low and and stock markets in continental Europe also dipped in response to investors channelling their funds into financial safe havens. However, US stocks staged a modest recovery after heavy sell-offs on Wednesday.
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FTSE LIVE: Markets suffer shake down amid global recession fears 15 Aug 12:48pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Markets suffer shake down amid global recession fears
The FTSE 100 closed down 80.87 points at 7067.01 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar.
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15 Aug 11:00am Stock markets stabilise after China trade warning
European markets stabilise as US shares head higher after a heavy sell-off on Wednesday.
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Markets jittery as trade war and recession worries spook investors - business live 15 Aug 9:48am Updated Markets jittery as trade war and recession worries spook investors - business live
Beijing has alarmed investors by threatening counter-measures against the US, threatening to escalate the trade war
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Markets slide as China threatens to escalate trade war - business live 15 Aug 8:03am Updated Markets slide as China threatens to escalate trade war - business live
Beijing has alarmed investors by threatening counter-measures against the US, threatening to escalate the trade war
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China Signals No Trade Thaw, and Markets Resume Their Fall 15 Aug 7:52am Updated China Signals No Trade Thaw, and Markets Resume Their Fall
Beijing’s vow to retaliate against new tariffs, even after Trump postponed some of them, adds to investor worries over the global economic outlook.
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15 Aug 7:29am Stock markets fall after China trade warning
Stock exchanges in Europe head lower again following a turbulent day of trading on Wednesday.
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DealBook Briefing: Global Economic Woes Shake the Markets 15 Aug 6:27am Updated DealBook Briefing: Global Economic Woes Shake the Markets
The world economy is under increasing stress as growth cools and trade tensions take a mounting toll. Yesterday, that became painfully apparent.
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Fears of global recession stalk stock markets amid German and Chinese woes 15 Aug 5:49am Fears of global recession stalk stock markets amid German and Chinese woes
On a bleak day for investors, the FTSE 100 index fell 1.4 per cent, or 103.02 points, to 7147.88 in London while the FTSE 250 was down 1.5 per cent, or 277.13 points, to 18731.05.
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15 Aug 5:45am Markets slide after recession fears sparked sell-off
Stock exchanges in Europe head lower again following a turbulent day of trading on Wednesday.
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15 Aug 5:27am Markets stabilise after recession fears sparked sell-off
Stock exchanges in Europe open slightly higher following a turbulent day of trading on Wednesday.
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Markets jittery as recession warnings spook investors – business live 15 Aug 5:11am Updated Markets jittery as recession warnings spook investors – business live
Markets slide across the Asia-Pacific region after the inverted US bond yield curve sent alarm bells ringing around the world
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15 Aug 5:05am Updated Markets recover after recession fears sparked sell-off
Stock exchanges in Europe open higher following a turbulent day of trading on Wednesday.
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European markets slide after worst day of 2019 15 Aug 4:54am European markets slide after worst day of 2019
European stock markets continued to slide the day after recession warning signals not seen since the global financial crisis triggered the biggest losses of 2019.
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Shares fall steeply in Asia as financial markets rocked by recession warnings – business live 15 Aug 4:18am Updated Shares fall steeply in Asia as financial markets rocked by recession warnings – business live
Markets slide across the Asia-Pacific region after the inverted US bond yield curve sent alarm bells ringing around the world
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14 Aug 11:18pm Recession fears prompt selling in global stock markets
Investors dump stocks in favour of safer assets as concerns over the health of the global economy grow.
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Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019 14 Aug 11:08pm Updated Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019
Yields on United States government bonds fell, indicating lower expectations for growth and extending a drop that began as the trade war intensified.
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Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble 14 Aug 9:58pm Updated Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble
Shares on Wall Street fell sharply after reports showed a slowdown in China and a contraction in Germany, partly reflecting the U.S. trade war’s impact.
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14 Aug 8:48pm Updated Share markets tumble as recession fears grow
Wall Street slides 3% on trade war fears, as president Trump calls US central bank chief "clueless".
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14 Aug 4:05pm Share markets panic as recession fears grow
Wall Street slides amid trade war fears, as president Trump calls the central bank's head "clueless".
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Stock Markets Slide as Bonds Signal Rising Concern About Growth 14 Aug 4:01pm Updated Stock Markets Slide as Bonds Signal Rising Concern About Growth
Yields on United States government bonds fell, indicating lower expectations for growth and extending a drop that began as the trade war intensified.
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Markets in downward spiral as fears of German recession grow 14 Aug 1:38pm Markets in downward spiral as fears of German recession grow
China and US slowdowns prompt investors to dump shares and buy government bonds The
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Markets slide as Germany faces recession, and US and UK yield curves invert – business live 14 Aug 12:40pm Updated Markets slide as Germany faces recession, and US and UK yield curves invert – business live
Investors are alarmed to see longer-dated UK and US bonds trading at lower interest rates than shorter alternatives, a possible sign of recession
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FTSE LIVE: Markets revived after Trump rows back on tariffs; Sports Direct parts ways with auditor 14 Aug 12:05pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Markets revived after Trump rows back on tariffs; Sports Direct parts ways with auditor
Stock markets in Europe and the US rallied yesterday on the news the Trump administration would hold-off on introducing new tariffs on some goods until December.
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14 Aug 9:50am Are the markets signalling that a recession is due?
Financial markets have taken fright after the appearance of a trusted signal of an upcoming recession.
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Markets slide as Germany faces recession, and US and UK yield curves invert - business live 14 Aug 9:37am Updated Markets slide as Germany faces recession, and US and UK yield curves invert - business live
Investors are alarmed to see longer-dated UK and US bonds trading at lower interest rates than shorter alternatives, a possible sign of recession
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WeWork files for IPO amid investor skepticism over deep losses 14 Aug 9:10am WeWork files for IPO amid investor skepticism over deep losses
Office rental company filed for initial public offering, publishing statements showing loss of almost $700m in the first half of 2019 WeWork, the office rental company, became the latest Silicon Valley “unicorn” to file for an initial public offering on Wednesday and published detailed financial statements that showed it lost almost $700m in the first half of 2019 while doubling revenue. The preliminary filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission takes it a step closer to a planned listing next month and comes at a time when stock markets are in turmoil due to a prolonged trade war between the United States and China.
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Bond markets flash warning signs not seen since financial crisis 14 Aug 9:04am Bond markets flash warning signs not seen since financial crisis
Bond markets are flashing recession warning signals not seen since the global financial crisis after a slew of gloomy economic data which also prompted a major stock sell-off.
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Global stock markets rally as Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese imports 14 Aug 3:50am Updated Global stock markets rally as Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese imports
Stocks in America, the UK and the rest of Europe climbed when the pause was announced, with the US president saying he did not want prices to rise for American families before Christmas.
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Global markets rally after US cools trade war with China 13 Aug 1:24pm Global markets rally after US cools trade war with China
Washington delays some planned tariffs on imports including electronics
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FTSE LIVE: Tui profits plunge amid Boeing crisis; Markets remain on edge 13 Aug 12:59pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Tui profits plunge amid Boeing crisis; Markets remain on edge
The FTSE 100 closed up 24.18 points at 7250.90 and the pound was at $1.21 against the dollar.
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13 Aug 6:54am A Tough Day on Wall Street Weighs on Global Markets
Protest-stricken Hong Kong led losses in Asia, but Europe opened only mildly lower and futures markets suggested U.S. stocks would moderate as well.
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FTSE LIVE: Tui profits plunge amid Boeing crisis; Markets remain on edge ahead of UK wages data 13 Aug 4:53am Updated FTSE LIVE: Tui profits plunge amid Boeing crisis; Markets remain on edge ahead of UK wages data
Expect more market volatility today amid unrest in Hong Kong, ongoing concerns around US-China trade, possible Italian elections and a crisis in Argentina.
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Gold price hits six-year high as geopolitical crises scare markets - business live 13 Aug 4:30am Updated Gold price hits six-year high as geopolitical crises scare markets - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as asset prices are hit by Argentina currency crash and Hong Kong protests
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13 Aug 4:22am Updated Argentine peso and markets plunge after shock vote
Some of the country's most traded stocks have also lost nearly half of their stock value in one day.
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13 Aug 4:16am Updated Global Markets Steady After a Tough Day on Wall Street
Protest-stricken Hong Kong led losses in Asia, but Europe opened only mildly lower and futures markets suggested U.S. stocks would moderate as well.
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It’s Another Rocky August in the Markets. Does It Look Like 1998, or 2007? 13 Aug 12:11am Updated It’s Another Rocky August in the Markets. Does It Look Like 1998, or 2007?
A search for historical parallels offers both reassurance and angst.
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As Saudis and Indians Grow Closer, a $15 Billion Deal Blooms 12 Aug 5:36pm Updated As Saudis and Indians Grow Closer, a $15 Billion Deal Blooms
Seeking new markets, the Arab kingdom plans to buy 20 percent of the oil-related businesses of India’s biggest company, Reliance Industries.
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Wall Street sell-off as fresh global concerns add to US-China trade war fears 12 Aug 3:48pm Wall Street sell-off as fresh global concerns add to US-China trade war fears
US stock markets have fallen sharply as a cocktail of global concerns from protests in Hong Kong to elections in Argentina added to deepening worries about the US-China trade war.
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FTSE LIVE: Empty shops hit highest level since 2015; Thomas Cook seeks £150m cash injection 12 Aug 11:19am Updated FTSE LIVE: Empty shops hit highest level since 2015; Thomas Cook seeks £150m cash injection
The mood across global markets is expected to lift a little today following major volatility last week. But the ailing pound is weakening still, striking a 10-year low against the Euro.
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How to invest in whisky and why it could be a good long-term bet 9 Aug 2:58am How to invest in whisky and why it could be a good long-term bet
When stock markets plunge, investors flock to 'safe havens' to protect their wealth. Gold, is up 21 per cent in the past year and hitting six-year highs, while the FTSE-100 is ahead just 1 per cent.
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FTSE LIVE: Food industry calls for no-deal Brexit competition waiver; Markets take pause 7 Aug 12:26pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Food industry calls for no-deal Brexit competition waiver; Markets take pause
The FTSE 100 closed up 27.01 points at 7198.70 and the pound was at $1.22 against the dollar.
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Gold rises to $1,500 an ounce amid worry over global economy 7 Aug 11:46am Gold rises to $1,500 an ounce amid worry over global economy
‘Safe haven’ of precious metal sought as anxiety grows over US and China trade conflict and European markets The price of gold has risen to $1,500 (£1,234.45 at market rates Wednesday) an ounce for the first time in six years as investors have sought shelter in low-risk assets amid concerns about the global economy. The spot gold price rose 1.75% to 1,500.2900, its highest level since 2013, taking the metal’s gains this year to 17%.
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German manufacturing slump raises fears over eurozone growth – business live 7 Aug 4:14am Updated German manufacturing slump raises fears over eurozone growth – business live
Markets on tenterhooks as US-China standoff continues
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Stock Markets Hit Pause After Wall Street’s Trade-Driven Rout 6 Aug 4:13pm Updated Stock Markets Hit Pause After Wall Street’s Trade-Driven Rout
Wall Street recovered some of its losses as Monday’s panic over an escalating trade war eased.
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Global Markets Hit Pause After Wall Street’s Trade-Driven Rout 6 Aug 9:14am Updated Global Markets Hit Pause After Wall Street’s Trade-Driven Rout
Shares in Asia recovered some of their losses after the Chinese central bank indicated that it was not ready to weaponize the renminbi just yet.
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China’s Currency Moves Escalate Trade War, Rattling Markets 6 Aug 7:19am Updated China’s Currency Moves Escalate Trade War, Rattling Markets
The trade war intensified Monday, as Beijing allowed its currency to weaken and the Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator.
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Markets nervous as US-China trade dispute worsens 6 Aug 2:42am Markets nervous as US-China trade dispute worsens
There was nervousness in world markets on Tuesday, amid a worsening in the trade dispute between the US and China.
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US labels China a currency manipulator as trade tensions flare 6 Aug 1:17am US labels China a currency manipulator as trade tensions flare
First such move since 1994 fulfills Trump campaign promise and comes as stock markets fall The US has labeled China a currency manipulator, in a move that brings already tense relations between the two countries to a boil. On Monday, the US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, accused China of manipulating its currency “to gain unfair competitive advantage in international trade”. The US will now ask the International Monetary Fund to “eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions”.
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China Uses Currency to Escalate Trade War, Rattling Markets 5 Aug 8:53pm Updated China Uses Currency to Escalate Trade War, Rattling Markets
The trade war intensified Monday, as Beijing allowed its currency to weaken and the Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator.
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China Uses Currency as Weapon in Trade War, Rattling Markets 5 Aug 7:54pm Updated China Uses Currency as Weapon in Trade War, Rattling Markets
The trade war intensified Monday, as Beijing allowed its currency to weaken and the Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator.
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US labels China a currency manipulator as tensions flare 5 Aug 7:48pm US labels China a currency manipulator as tensions flare
First such move since 1994 fulfills Trump campaign promise and comes as stock markets fall The US has labeled China a currency manipulator, in a move that brings already tense relations between the two countries to a boil. On Monday, the US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, accused China of manipulating its currency “to gain unfair competitive advantage in international trade”. The US will now ask the International Monetary Fund to “eliminate the unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions”.
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Markets rocked as Trump hits out: Global sell-off as Beijing lets yuan slip 5 Aug 5:02pm Markets rocked as Trump hits out: Global sell-off as Beijing lets yuan slip
The dispute between the world's largest economies flared up as China responded to Donald Trump's decision to hit its goods with extra tariffs. £46bn was wiped off the value of the UK's top firms.
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5 Aug 4:51pm Trade war fears send shudder through stock markets
Wall Street has one of its worst trading days of 2019 after President Trump accuses China of currency manipulation.
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China Opens New Front in Trade War, Rattling Global Markets 5 Aug 2:19pm China Opens New Front in Trade War, Rattling Global Markets
Beijing’s willingness to let the renminbi weaken and stop purchases of American farm goods signaled a new phase in the U.S.-China trade war.
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5 Aug 12:49pm Stock markets drop on fresh US-China trade war tensions
President Trump accuses China of currency manipulation, raising trade war fears and rattling investors.
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5 Aug 11:46am Updated Stock markets hit on fresh US-China trade war tensions
President Trump accuses China of currency manipulation, raising trade war fears and rattling markets.
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HSBC boss in shock exit as board demands change to help bank navigate global chaos 5 Aug 11:43am Updated HSBC boss in shock exit as board demands change to help bank navigate global chaos
John Flint's shock departure comes as HSBC risks being caught in the middle of an all-out trade war between the US and China - two of its main markets.
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China Hints at Weaponizing Its Currency, Rattling Markets 5 Aug 9:33am Updated China Hints at Weaponizing Its Currency, Rattling Markets
Beijing’s willingness to let the renminbi weaken could signal a new phase in the U.S.-China trade war that might ripple through the global financial system.
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Gold and Bitcoin surge as trade war woes hit global stocks 5 Aug 4:21am Gold and Bitcoin surge as trade war woes hit global stocks
Global stock markets are enduring a further day of pain following the escalation in the US-China trade war.
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The Week in Business: The China Trade War Clobbers the Markets 3 Aug 10:31pm Updated The Week in Business: The China Trade War Clobbers the Markets
Plus, where should police departments draw the line with facial recognition surveillance?
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Stocks Have Worst Weekly Drop of 2019 as Trade War Rattles Investors 2 Aug 5:26pm Stocks Have Worst Weekly Drop of 2019 as Trade War Rattles Investors
Wall Street’s slide continued as a clash between the world’s biggest economies cast a chill on markets.
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Stocks Have Worst Decline of 2019 as Trade War With China Rattles Investors 2 Aug 5:13pm Stocks Have Worst Decline of 2019 as Trade War With China Rattles Investors
Wall Street’s slide continued as a clash between the world’s biggest economies cast a chill on markets.
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Threat of Lengthy Trade War With China Rattles Investors 2 Aug 3:06pm Threat of Lengthy Trade War With China Rattles Investors
Wall Street’s slide continued as a clash between the world’s biggest economies cast a chill on markets.
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2 Aug 12:22pm Updated Global markets take fright as Trump ramps up US-China trade war
US president has threatened to impose a new 10% tariff on $300bn of Chinese goods
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2 Aug 10:05am Updated Stock markets drop on new Trump China tariffs
US and European indexes fall after the President announces taxes on $300bn of Chinese goods.
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2 Aug 10:02am Global Investors are Rattled by Trade Worries
Investors in Asia and Europe continued Wall Street’s slide as clashes between some of the world’s biggest economies cast a chill on markets.
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2 Aug 9:54am Updated Trump Threats and Trade Worries Rattle Global Investors
Investors in Asia and Europe continued Wall Street’s slide as clashes between some of the world’s biggest economies cast a chill on markets.
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Trump rattles markets as US economy adds 164,000 jobs in July – business live 2 Aug 9:41am Updated Trump rattles markets as US economy adds 164,000 jobs in July – business live
Markets fall sharply as Trump threatens fresh tariffs; US non-farm payrolls match economists’ expectations in July, while June figures are revised down
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Trump rattles markets as investors await key US jobs report – business live 2 Aug 8:31am Updated Trump rattles markets as investors await key US jobs report – business live
Markets fall sharply as Trump threatens fresh tariffs; investors stay poised for US non-farm payroll data for July
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Japan Imposes Broad New Trade Restrictions on South Korea 2 Aug 5:48am Updated Japan Imposes Broad New Trade Restrictions on South Korea
The clash, which has its roots in World War II-era grievances, has spooked markets and provoked U.S. worries over the impact on China and North Korea.
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Electronics giant Casio fined £3.7m for rigging prices of its digital pianos and keyboards  1 Aug 4:51pm Electronics giant Casio fined £3.7m for rigging prices of its digital pianos and keyboards 
The Competition and Markets Authority said the electronics group broke competition law by preventing retailers from selling its products at lower prices.
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London Stock Exchange: over 300 years and counting 1 Aug 10:34am London Stock Exchange: over 300 years and counting
From its early beginnings to its transformation into a data and markets giant, LSE’s history has been rather eventful Like many British financial institutions, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) sprang up informally rather than being organised by the government. The exchange’s 300-year history from its roots in City of London coffee houses to a
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Markets await Bank of England interest rate decision and economic forecasts – business live 1 Aug 4:11am Updated Markets await Bank of England interest rate decision and economic forecasts – business live
Policymakers to hold interest rates but cut economic growth forecasts amid fears of a cliff-edge Brexit
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The Fed comes up with an interest rate cut that will please nobody | Larry Elliott 31 Jul 3:00pm The Fed comes up with an interest rate cut that will please nobody | Larry Elliott
Donald Trump has been pushing for it, but the real problem lies with the man in charge – Jerome Powell Donald Trump got less than he wanted. Wall Street was unimpressed. Both the White House and the financial markets see the first
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Stock markets await eurozone growth data ahead of Fed rate decision – business live 31 Jul 3:43am Updated Stock markets await eurozone growth data ahead of Fed rate decision – business live
Attention is on eurozone GDP and inflation data; Fed expected to cut rates for first time in a decade
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European stock markets to bounce back ahead of Fed rate decision – business live 31 Jul 2:48am European stock markets to bounce back ahead of Fed rate decision – business live
Eurozone GDP and inflation data in focus; Fed expected to cut rates for first time in a decade
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Markets fall sharply as Donald Trump attacks China over trade talks 30 Jul 2:03pm Markets fall sharply as Donald Trump attacks China over trade talks
US president sends series of tweets and suggests agreement might be delayed Markets have fallen sharply across Europe after Donald Trump reignited trade war fears with a series of tweets attacking China’s handling of negotiations with the US. With a two-day meeting between the countries’ trade teams due to begin in Shanghai, the US president said China’s economy was “doing very badly” and added negotiators “just don’t come through” on agreements, including promises to buy US farm goods.
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Like sterling, talk of no-deal Brexit could cost Boris Johnson dear 30 Jul 1:23pm Like sterling, talk of no-deal Brexit could cost Boris Johnson dear
The money markets didn’t take a disorderly departure seriously. They do now. So should the PM
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FTSE CLOSE: Shares in the red while pound slides to $1.21 30 Jul 12:04pm FTSE CLOSE: Shares in the red while pound slides to $1.21
Shares closed in the red today after the FTSE 100 posted a 2 per cent rise yesterday. Meanwhile, the pound has continued to slide, and has now hit $1.21 as markets price in a no-deal Brexit.
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FTSE LIVE: Shares charge higher again as pound slides to $1.21 30 Jul 11:55am Updated FTSE LIVE: Shares charge higher again as pound slides to $1.21
Shares are charging higher again today after the FTSE 100 posted a big rise yesterday. The pound on the other hand has now hit $1.21 as markets price in a no-deal Brexit.
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Pound suffers further slide after Boris Johnson takes Brexit hard line – business live 30 Jul 7:40am Updated Pound suffers further slide after Boris Johnson takes Brexit hard line – business live
Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as sterling hits new 28-month low against the US dollar
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Hospitals Would Have to Reveal Discounted Prices They Give Insurers, Under Trump Rule 29 Jul 11:36pm Updated Hospitals Would Have to Reveal Discounted Prices They Give Insurers, Under Trump Rule
The proposal is part of the administration’s push to bring more transparency to health care markets.
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Five banks face a £1bn lawsuit over claims they manipulated foreign exchange markets  29 Jul 4:35pm Five banks face a £1bn lawsuit over claims they manipulated foreign exchange markets 
Barclays, Citibank, Royal Bank of Scotland, JP Morgan and UBS are being sued by pension funds, asset managers, hedge funds and major companies, US law company Scott+Scott said.
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Pound drops to lowest level in two years amid no-deal Brexit rhetoric 29 Jul 2:21pm Updated Pound drops to lowest level in two years amid no-deal Brexit rhetoric
Sterling slips below $1.23 against US dollar and also falls sharply against the euro The pound has slumped to a 28-month low as investors reacted with alarm to the escalation of no-deal rhetoric by Boris Johnson’s government. Sterling dropped below $1.23 against the US dollar and fell sharply against the euro to below €1.10 on the international currency markets on Monday, as cabinet ministers began meetings to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
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FTSE CLOSE: Shares surge while the pound falls 1% to two-year low below $1.23 29 Jul 12:56pm Updated FTSE CLOSE: Shares surge while the pound falls 1% to two-year low below $1.23
The FTSE 100 closed up 1.8%, or 137.55 points at 7,686.61, while the pound fell 1 per cent to a two-year low below $1.23 in a lively day for the markets.
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FTSE LIVE: Sports Direct shares plummet after results bungle; Ryanair profits plunge 29 Jul 11:55am Updated FTSE LIVE: Sports Direct shares plummet after results bungle; Ryanair profits plunge
The FTSE 100 has surged more than 2 per cent while the pound fell 1 per cent to a two-year low below $1.23 in a lively day for the markets.
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Sterling slumps to new two-year low below $1.23 amid no-deal Brexit fears – business live 29 Jul 9:32am Updated Sterling slumps to new two-year low below $1.23 amid no-deal Brexit fears – business live
Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as ministers ramp up plans to leave EU without a deal
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Sterling hits new two-year low as ministers prepare for no-deal Brexit – business live 29 Jul 7:37am Updated Sterling hits new two-year low as ministers prepare for no-deal Brexit – business live
Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as ministers ramp up plans to leave EU without a deal
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TRUST WATCH: Merian Chrysalis Investment Trust 27 Jul 6:59am TRUST WATCH: Merian Chrysalis Investment Trust
The trust invests in private British companies that are not listed on stock markets but the managers believe are close to floating.
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Investors Are Usually Wrong. I’m One of Them. 26 Jul 5:00am Investors Are Usually Wrong. I’m One of Them.
Most people hurt themselves when they try to outsmart the markets, the latest data shows. Humility is a better strategy.
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Samsung says troubled folding phone ready after fix 25 Jul 5:08am Samsung says troubled folding phone ready after fix
Samsung has said its first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, is ready to go on sale from September in selected markets after being delayed earlier this year when defects were reported.
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Uber and Ola hail interest in Addison Lee deal 24 Jul 5:56am Uber and Ola hail interest in Addison Lee deal
Uber Technologies and Ola, the Indian ride-hailing app, have expressed an interest in acquiring Addison Lee Group, potentially opening a new competitive front in one of the world's largest private taxi-hire markets.
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Aston Martin shares plunge as it warns on sales 24 Jul 3:11am Aston Martin shares plunge as it warns on sales
Shares in Aston Martin have plunged as it cut sales and profit forecasts blaming macroeconomic uncertainty and weak markets in the UK and Europe.
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Debt ceiling deal and trade war optimism lift markets - business live 23 Jul 4:05am Updated Debt ceiling deal and trade war optimism lift markets - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Markets weighed down by geopolitical tensions and Brexit worries – business live 22 Jul 4:45am Updated Markets weighed down by geopolitical tensions and Brexit worries – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tensions in the Gulf push the oil price higher
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Chinese tech shares leap up to 500% as Nasdaq-style market launches 22 Jul 3:54am Chinese tech shares leap up to 500% as Nasdaq-style market launches
Star listing of domestic tech firms is seen as an attempt to sidestep US markets in trade war China’s tech scene was handed a fresh vote of confidence as investors piled into Shanghai’s new Nasdaq-style stock exchange and sent shares skyrocketing up to 500%. The launch of the so-called Star listing of domestic tech firms is seen as China’s answer to America’s Nasdaq, and an attempt to sidestep US markets in its
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CBS Is Blacked Out for 6.5 Million AT&T Customers. Here’s Why. 20 Jul 10:17am Updated CBS Is Blacked Out for 6.5 Million AT&T Customers. Here’s Why.
CBS and AT&T couldn’t agree on licensing fees and streaming rights. DirecTV, U-verse and DirecTVNow customers in 14 markets can’t watch CBS.
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Asos shares tank as online fashion firm issues third profit warning in eight months 18 Jul 5:18am Asos shares tank as online fashion firm issues third profit warning in eight months
Asos blamed ongoing 'operational issues' as it overhauled warehouses in the Europe and US, which held back sales in those markets and is expected to cost the company around £50million.
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Airbnb, Under Attack in New Jersey, Seeks a New Ally: Voters 17 Jul 3:12pm Updated Airbnb, Under Attack in New Jersey, Seeks a New Ally: Voters
Jersey City passed a law threatening one of Airbnb’s lucrative markets. Instead of going to court, the company is trying to get the law onto a ballot.
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For the pound, there is little or no short-term cheer 16 Jul 2:11pm For the pound, there is little or no short-term cheer
Predicting currency flow is a mug’s game but there’s little to stop sterling’s slide anytime soon There are no sure-fire bets in the currency markets but, in retrospect, selling sterling has been a ridiculously easy trade for two months. The direction for sterling has been downwards from the moment Theresa May lost her third attempt to force through the EU withdrawal bill in early May. The Tory leadership contest, in which both contenders have issued hard Brexit statements, has merely continued the losing run. We have now arrived at
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Markets await UK unemployment report; Ryanair hit by Boeing 737 Max crisis - business live 16 Jul 4:23am Updated Markets await UK unemployment report; Ryanair hit by Boeing 737 Max crisis - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new UK unemployment figures
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SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: DiscoverIE plugs into booming markets 15 Jul 10:12am SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: DiscoverIE plugs into booming markets
Three purchases over the last year highlight how the pace is quickening and with industry and society becoming ever more reliant on electronics, DiscoverIE is very handily positioned.
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TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS: Investment trust shrugs off US-China trade war 15 Jul 8:35am Updated TEMPLETON EMERGING MARKETS: Investment trust shrugs off US-China trade war
Rearranging the management deckchairs at Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust has done little to disrupt the fund's investment performance.
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FUND FOCUS: New markets reap 12% a year for Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust 14 Jul 4:27am Updated FUND FOCUS: New markets reap 12% a year for Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Rearranging the management deckchairs at Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust has done little to disrupt the fund's investment performance.
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Long-Short Funds: Long on Complexity, Short on Returns 12 Jul 7:00am Long-Short Funds: Long on Complexity, Short on Returns
Portfolios that bet on some stocks rising and others falling have produced poor results because of high costs and unfavorable markets.
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12 Jul 6:20am DealBook Briefing: Why Are Stocks Still Rising?
Economic fears are climbing — but so are the markets, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average both setting records yesterday.
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Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: ‘There Is No Alternative’ 12 Jul 12:09am Updated Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: ‘There Is No Alternative’
Markets now have echoes of the mid-2010s, when central banks around the world were holding interest rates so low investors had little choice but to buy stocks.
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Why Stocks Are Soaring Amid Rising Economic Fears: ‘There Is No Alternative’ 11 Jul 4:08pm Updated Why Stocks Are Soaring Amid Rising Economic Fears: ‘There Is No Alternative’
Markets now have echoes of the mid-2010s, when central banks around the world were holding interest rates so low investors had little choice but to buy stocks.
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Markets rally ahead of Bank of England financial stability report - business live 11 Jul 3:45am Updated Markets rally ahead of Bank of England financial stability report - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including the Bank of England’s latest assessment of risks facing the UK economy
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Fed Chair Powell Signals Rate Cut as Economic Risks Loom 10 Jul 7:14pm Updated Fed Chair Powell Signals Rate Cut as Economic Risks Loom
Jerome H. Powell sent stock markets higher with comments that trade tensions and global economic issues continue to weigh on the United States economy.
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US stocks hit record high as Federal Reserve hints interest rates will be reduced 10 Jul 4:53pm US stocks hit record high as Federal Reserve hints interest rates will be reduced
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 all made intra-day highs after Fed chief Jerome Powell primed markets for a cut as early as this month.
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To ensure a green future the UK cannot rely on free markets alone 7 Jul 8:58am To ensure a green future the UK cannot rely on free markets alone
The scale of the climate emergency requires nothing less than full government engagement With just
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5 Jul 2:18pm Updated Samsung, Stung by Trade War, Expects a Big Plunge in Profits
The technology giant predicted a 56 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, as the trade war between the United States and China caused havoc in the computer chip and smartphone markets.
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Markets fall after strong US jobs report - business live 5 Jul 9:51am Updated Markets fall after strong US jobs report - business live
Non-Farm Payroll report beats expectations, but wage growth remains tepid
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5 Jul 8:34am Samsung, Stung by Trade War, Foresees Big Profit Plunge
The tech giant forecast a 56 percent fall in quarterly operating profit, as the U.S.-China trade war caused havoc in chip and smartphone markets.
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Markets braced for US non-farm payroll jobs report - business live 5 Jul 8:10am Markets braced for US non-farm payroll jobs report - business live
Disappointing German economic data and weak UK productivity are weighing on Europe’s economy
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Markets brace for US non-farm payroll jobs report - business live 5 Jul 8:02am Markets brace for US non-farm payroll jobs report - business live
Disappointing German economic data and weak UK productivity are weighing on Europe’s economy
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Here’s What to Expect From the June Jobs Report 5 Jul 7:09am Here’s What to Expect From the June Jobs Report
Economists are looking for a rebound from May’s weak figure, but too big a bounce could rattle the markets.
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What to Expect From the June Jobs Report 5 Jul 6:12am Updated What to Expect From the June Jobs Report
Economists are looking for a rebound from May’s weak figure, but too big a bounce could rattle the markets.
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Google and Facebook under scrutiny over UK ad market dominance 3 Jul 11:25am Google and Facebook under scrutiny over UK ad market dominance
Competition watchdog to investigate potential abuse of power and control of user data The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the way Google and Facebook collect and exploit personal data and have used their power to dominate the £13bn UK digital advertising market. The Competition and Markets Authority’s
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FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products 3 Jul 6:06am FCA proposes ban on cryptocurrency products
Financial Conduct Authority says cryptoassets are ill-suited to small investors and very volatile The UK’s markets regulator has proposed a ban on financial instruments linked to digital “cryptocurrencies” such as Bitcoin, warning that such products could cause huge losses for retail consumers unlikely to understand their risks or value. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said products such as derivatives and exchange traded notes (ETNs) that reference cryptoassets were “ill-suited” to small investors.
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Eurozone bond yields hit record lows after Christine Lagarde chosen to run ECB - business live 3 Jul 4:32am Updated Eurozone bond yields hit record lows after Christine Lagarde chosen to run ECB - business live
Markets are digesting Christine Lagarde’s nomination to succeed Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank
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Global markets rally and gold tumbles as investors cheer thawing in US-China trade dispute 2 Jul 3:51am Updated Global markets rally and gold tumbles as investors cheer thawing in US-China trade dispute
The FTSE 100 index rose 1 per cent, or 71.87 points, to a more than nine-month high of 7497.5 points. The gains were mirrored on major benchmarks across Europe as well as in the US and Asia.
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S&P and Dow Follow Global Markets Higher, as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw 1 Jul 5:30pm Updated S&P and Dow Follow Global Markets Higher, as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw
A resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing lifted markets. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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S&P 500 Hits Record Close as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw 1 Jul 4:41pm S&P 500 Hits Record Close as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw
Markets took heart in the resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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Stocks Rise as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw 1 Jul 4:11pm Stocks Rise as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw
Markets took heart in the resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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Global markets rally as hopes of US-China trade deal rise 1 Jul 12:35pm Global markets rally as hopes of US-China trade deal rise
Wall Street hits record high after Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agree to resume talks Stock markets around the world have rallied sharply amid raised hopes of a peace deal in the US-China trade war. Shares on Wall Street hit
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FTSE CLOSE: Markets rebound amid G20 trade truce; P&O owner picks up Topaz for £1.1bn 1 Jul 11:55am FTSE CLOSE: Markets rebound amid G20 trade truce; P&O owner picks up Topaz for £1.1bn
The FTSE 100 closed up 1%, or 71.87 points, at 7,497.50 on positive news from the G20 Summit in Osaka, including Trump lifting a ban on the sale of US sell software and equipment to Huawei.
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FTSE LIVE: Markets rebound amid G20 trade truce; P&O owner picks up Topaz for £1.1bn 1 Jul 11:14am Updated FTSE LIVE: Markets rebound amid G20 trade truce; P&O owner picks up Topaz for £1.1bn
Markets have breathed a temporary sigh of relief on positive news from the G20 Summit in Osaka, including Trump lifting a ban on the sale of US sell software and equipment to Huawei.
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Wall Street hits record high as US-China trade truce cheers markets - business live 1 Jul 9:52am Updated Wall Street hits record high as US-China trade truce cheers markets - business live
Trade optimism is pushing markets up despite weak factory data in the UK, the eurozone and China
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S&P and Dow Climb, Following Global Markets, as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw 1 Jul 9:34am S&P and Dow Climb, Following Global Markets, as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw
Markets took heart in the resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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UK factories suffers biggest contraction in six years; trade truce boosts markets - business live 1 Jul 9:24am Updated UK factories suffers biggest contraction in six years; trade truce boosts markets - business live
Trade optimism is pushing markets up despite weak factory data in the UK, the eurozone and China
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Global Stocks Rise on Trade Truce, but Investors Still Signal Worries 1 Jul 9:03am Updated Global Stocks Rise on Trade Truce, but Investors Still Signal Worries
Markets cheered the resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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UK manufacturing PMI hits six-year low; trade truce boosts markets - business live 1 Jul 6:50am Updated UK manufacturing PMI hits six-year low; trade truce boosts markets - business live
Trade optimism is pushing markets up despite weak factory data in the UK, the eurozone and China
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FTSE 100 hits two-month high after US-China trade truce - business live 1 Jul 4:33am Updated FTSE 100 hits two-month high after US-China trade truce - business live
Trade optimism is pushing markets up despite weak factory data
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Markets rally after Trump and Xi agree to resume talks 1 Jul 4:13am Markets rally after Trump and Xi agree to resume talks
Stock markets have rallied after the US and China agreed to restart trade talks, easing fears over the escalation of a damaging dispute between the world's two biggest economies.
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Stock markets surge after US and China agree trade truce - business live 1 Jul 3:00am Updated Stock markets surge after US and China agree trade truce - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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30 Jun 11:35pm Updated Stocks Rise in Asia on Trade Truce, but Investors Still Signal Worries
Markets cheered the resumption of negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, many doubt the two sides can reach a deal anytime soon.
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TRUST WATCH: JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust  29 Jun 6:01am TRUST WATCH: JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust 
Forey seeks companies with good growth prospects with a view to holding them over the longer term. Diversification across regions is a priority.
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British technology tycoon Mike Lynch hits back at £4bn fraud allegations 26 Jun 5:03pm British technology tycoon Mike Lynch hits back at £4bn fraud allegations
Giving evidence for the first time in a High Court trial, he denied misleading markets and inflating his firm's value before it was sold to Hewlett Packard for £8 billion.
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Oil rallies and bitcoin smashes through $12,000 in nervous markets – business live 26 Jun 5:11am Updated Oil rallies and bitcoin smashes through $12,000 in nervous markets – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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Oil and bitcoin rally as Middle East tensions drive markets – business live 26 Jun 3:08am Updated Oil and bitcoin rally as Middle East tensions drive markets – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news
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FTSE CLOSE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling slips 24 Jun 11:59am FTSE CLOSE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling slips
The FTSE 100 has closed 0.1%, or 9.19 points higher at 7,416.69. No major companies' news today, but all eyes are on the G20 at the end of this week.
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FTSE LIVE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling slips 24 Jun 10:47am Updated FTSE LIVE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling slips
All eyes are on the G20 at the end of this week, with the trade war between China and the US - the world's two largest economies - representing the greatest risk to the global outlook.
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FTSE LIVE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling on the rebound 24 Jun 3:43am Updated FTSE LIVE: Boots to scrap plastic bags; Global markets eye G20; Sterling on the rebound
All eyes are on the G20 at the end of this week, with the trade war between China and the US - the world's two largest economies - representing the greatest risk to the global outlook.
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Global stocks sink but oil on the rise as US prepares Iran sanctions 23 Jun 9:42pm Global stocks sink but oil on the rise as US prepares Iran sanctions
Donald Trump to meet China president at G20, raising hopes of trade war breakthrough Financial markets around the world are braced for a renewed period of turbulence this week as the US readies fresh sanctions against Iran and amid rising hopes for a breakthrough in the US-China trade war. Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that “major” additional sanctions were being prepared to use against Iran from Monday to block Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Global markets braced for turmoil as US prepares Iran sanctions 23 Jun 11:43am Global markets braced for turmoil as US prepares Iran sanctions
Donald Trump to meet China president at G20, raising hopes of trade war breakthrough Financial markets around the world are braced for a renewed period of turbulence this week as the US readies fresh sanctions against Iran and amid rising hopes for a breakthrough in the US-China trade war. Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that “major” additional sanctions were being prepared to use against Iran from Monday to block Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Hopes of rate cuts keep markets buoyant ahead of UK inflation report - business live 19 Jun 4:29am Updated Hopes of rate cuts keep markets buoyant ahead of UK inflation report - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including the latest UK cost of living report
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FTSE LIVE: Ashtead beefs up profits; Sterling flashing red; Gatwick Airport sales take off 18 Jun 12:45pm Updated FTSE LIVE: Ashtead beefs up profits; Sterling flashing red; Gatwick Airport sales take off
Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic have shot up after European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi indicated there could be a fresh stimulus measures to boost the eurozone.
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The Trade War With China Has an Upside for Consumers, Too 18 Jun 11:42am The Trade War With China Has an Upside for Consumers, Too
The Trump administration’s tariffs made that washing machine cost more, but gas is cheaper because the markets are jittery about the trade war.
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The Trade War Is Taking Money From Your Wallet, and Returning Some, Too 18 Jun 12:20am Updated The Trade War Is Taking Money From Your Wallet, and Returning Some, Too
The Trump administration’s taxes made that washing machine cost more, but gas is cheaper because the markets are jittery about the trade war.
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Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran 13 Jun 12:34pm Oil tanker attacks will inflame conflict between the US, its allies and Iran
The explosions, on a vital passageway for the world’s oil supply, may prove Trump’s policy of coercion has backfired The explosions were bigger and the damage more extensive. But the message and its means of delivery have some similarities. Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman caused jitters in global markets and unease across a region that has been bracing for conflict throughout much of the year. As with the
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FTSE LIVE: CVA vote for Arcadia looms; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss 12 Jun 12:06pm Updated FTSE LIVE: CVA vote for Arcadia looms; Reckitt Benckiser names new boss
After a six-day rally, US equity markets gave up early gains on Tuesday to just about end in negative territory. This set the tone for the European open on Wednesday.
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Senior Bank of England officials warn of several interest rate rises 11 Jun 2:27pm Senior Bank of England officials warn of several interest rate rises
Increases expected despite global slowdown, say three members of policy committee Three members of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee have warned the UK remains on track to raise interest rates several times over the next couple of years, despite a global slowdown in trade and the likelihood of falling interest rates in the US. The deputy governor, Ben Broadbent, said the Bank’s health check on the UK economy in early May showed it warranted higher interest rates than financial markets currently expect.
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Leasehold trap: watchdog investigates if homebuyers are treated unfairly 11 Jun 10:11am Leasehold trap: watchdog investigates if homebuyers are treated unfairly
Competition and Markets Authority to look at mis-selling and potentially unfair contracts UK homeowners at risk of falling into the so-called “leasehold trap” could benefit from a new official investigation into potential misleading practices and unfair terms. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said
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Markets cheer trade war progress ahead of UK GDP growth report – business live 10 Jun 3:09am Updated Markets cheer trade war progress ahead of UK GDP growth report – business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including April’s UK GDP growth report
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FTSE CLOSE: Markets rally on hopes of US rate cut 7 Jun 12:09pm Updated FTSE CLOSE: Markets rally on hopes of US rate cut
London shares rallied today as disappointing US jobs data has increased chatter about the Federal Reserve cutting rates. Meanwhile the pound rose on the back of the drop in the US dollar.
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Millions could pay more for energy under price cap tweak 7 Jun 10:12am Millions could pay more for energy under price cap tweak
Plan to change prepayment meter limit expected to raise bills by nearly £1 a week Four million vulnerable households using prepayment gas and electricity meters could face higher bills under plans to tweak the energy price cap. A proposal from the Competition and Markets Authority risks raising bills by changing how the prepayment meter cap is calculated.
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US markets rise on interest rate cut speculation 5 Jun 3:29pm US markets rise on interest rate cut speculation
Wall Street's major indices climbed on Wednesday as the market bought into the possibility of an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve.
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US interest rate cut expectations drive markets higher - business live 5 Jun 4:02am Updated US interest rate cut expectations drive markets higher - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including new healthchecks on the world’s service sector companies
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TONY HETHERINGTON: Why are police still turning away firms that report being cloned? 5 Jun 3:52am Updated TONY HETHERINGTON: Why are police still turning away firms that report being cloned?
'I received a cold call from a Mr Stuart Walker, then a letter claiming to be from Infinity Capital Markets. I suspect this is a scam and have given Action Fraud full details'.
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Markets Rally as Powell Suggests Fed Could Cut Rates if Economy Weakens 4 Jun 4:33pm Markets Rally as Powell Suggests Fed Could Cut Rates if Economy Weakens
Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said the central bank was “closely monitoring” trade and “as always, we will act as appropriate” to sustain the expansion.
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Markets jump on trade hopes, but UK construction struggles - business live 4 Jun 10:09am Updated Markets jump on trade hopes, but UK construction struggles - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain’s building sector suffers its worst month in over a year
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UK construction sector hit by Brexit uncertainty; growth fears hit markets - business live 4 Jun 6:30am UK construction sector hit by Brexit uncertainty; growth fears hit markets - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain’s building sector suffers its worst month in over a year
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FTSE CLOSE: Markets rebound from another dive into the red; Kier shares crash 3 Jun 11:50am FTSE CLOSE: Markets rebound from another dive into the red; Kier shares crash
The Footsie closed higher after slumping to three-month lows this morning, but trade concerns persist.
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Ineos billionaire Jim Ratcliffe in $2bn Saudi investment 3 Jun 10:59am Updated Ineos billionaire Jim Ratcliffe in $2bn Saudi investment
The UK energy firm will build three chemicals plants, widening its access to Middle Eastern markets.
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Trade war worries hit markets; UK factory growth hits reverse - business live 3 Jun 9:04am Updated Trade war worries hit markets; UK factory growth hits reverse - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as British manufacturing shrinks for the first time since July 2016
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Global Markets Slip as Trade Tensions Continue 3 Jun 7:45am Global Markets Slip as Trade Tensions Continue
Shares fell modestly but broadly as investors prepared for another potentially down day on Wall Street.
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Global Markets Fall as Trade Tensions Continue 3 Jun 5:00am Global Markets Fall as Trade Tensions Continue
Shares fell modestly but broadly as investors prepared for another potentially down day on Wall Street.
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Trump’s Tariff Threat Sends Mexico, Lawmakers and Businesses Scrambling 1 Jun 9:06am Updated Trump’s Tariff Threat Sends Mexico, Lawmakers and Businesses Scrambling
President Trump’s decision to punish Mexico with tariffs sent markets plunging and prompted pushback from Mexico, business groups and lawmakers.
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Trump’s New Tariff Threat Roils Markets 31 May 4:27pm Updated Trump’s New Tariff Threat Roils Markets
The Mexican peso weakened and shares of automakers fell, demonstrating the intricacies of global supply chains.
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Markets Are Roiled by Trump’s Newest Tariff Threat 31 May 10:02am Updated Markets Are Roiled by Trump’s Newest Tariff Threat
The Mexican peso weakened and shares of Japanese automakers fell, demonstrating the intricacies of global supply chains.
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Markets shaken as Trump announces shock Mexico tariffs – business live 31 May 9:38am Updated Markets shaken as Trump announces shock Mexico tariffs – business live
Levies to start on 10 June linked to ‘remedying illegal immigration’
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Markets Are Roiled by Trump’s New Tariff Threat to Mexico 31 May 9:31am Markets Are Roiled by Trump’s New Tariff Threat to Mexico
The Mexican peso weakened and shares of Japanese automakers fell, demonstrating the intricacies of global supply chains.
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Markets Roiled by Trump’s New Tariff Threat to Mexico 31 May 9:15am Markets Roiled by Trump’s New Tariff Threat to Mexico
The Mexican peso weakened and shares of Japanese automakers fell, demonstrating the intricacies of global supply chains.
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Markets Slump After Trump’s Tariff Threat to Mexico 31 May 7:30am Updated Markets Slump After Trump’s Tariff Threat to Mexico
The Mexican peso weakened and shares of Japanese automakers fell, demonstrating the intricacies of global supply chains.
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Bank of England says investors optimistic despite uncertainty 30 May 1:12pm Bank of England says investors optimistic despite uncertainty
Sharp price corrections could however occur if markets react suddenly, says Bank deputy The Bank of England has warned the value of shares and other assets could fall sharply if financial markets are underestimating the risks of a fresh crisis. Dave Ramsden, the Bank’s deputy governor responsible for banks and markets, said there was a disconnect between heightened levels of global policy uncertainty and the relatively relaxed attitude of investors.
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Neoliberalism must be pronounced dead and buried. Where next? | Joseph Stiglitz 30 May 8:16am Neoliberalism must be pronounced dead and buried. Where next? | Joseph Stiglitz
For decades the US and others have pursued a free-market agenda which has failed spectacularly What kind of economic system is most conducive to human wellbeing? That question has come to define the current era, because, after 40 years of neoliberalism in the United States and other advanced economies, we know what doesn’t work. The neoliberal experiment – lower taxes on the rich, deregulation of labour and product markets, financialisation, and globalisation – has been a spectacular failure. Growth is lower than it was in the quarter-century after the second world war, and most of it has accrued to the very top of the income scale. After decades of
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Neoliberalism must be pronouced dead and buried. Where next? 30 May 7:46am Neoliberalism must be pronouced dead and buried. Where next?
For decades the US and others have pursued a free-market agenda which has failed spectacularly What kind of economic system is most conducive to human wellbeing? That question has come to define the current era, because, after 40 years of neoliberalism in the United States and other advanced economies, we know what doesn’t work. The neoliberal experiment – lower taxes on the rich, deregulation of labour and product markets, financialisation, and globalisation – has been a spectacular failure. Growth is lower than it was in the quarter-century after the second world war, and most of it has accrued to the very top of the income scale. After decades of
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Trump needs to make peace with China and get a cut in interest rates | Larry Elliott 29 May 7:00pm Trump needs to make peace with China and get a cut in interest rates | Larry Elliott
US president’s target has tended to be Beijing but his focus is likely to turn more to the Federal Reserve Stock markets around the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: end your trade war with China or face the nightmare scenario of running for a second term in the White House with the economy in serious trouble. The
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Watchdog to probe hostile takeover of doorstep lender Provident Financial 29 May 4:50pm Watchdog to probe hostile takeover of doorstep lender Provident Financial
In a blow to predator Non-Standard Finance, the Competition and Markets Authority watchdog, led by chairman Andrew Tyrie (pictured), has started a 40-day investigation.
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Global markets fall as China prepares to hit back at US in trade war 29 May 11:45am Global markets fall as China prepares to hit back at US in trade war
Dow Jones slumps after Beijing signals readiness to restrict exports of rare-earth elements Financial markets around the world have sold off sharply amid the escalating US-China trade war after Beijing signalled a readiness to strike back at Washington by restricting exports of
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Stock markets fall as ECB adds to warnings on trade war – as it happened 29 May 10:06am Stock markets fall as ECB adds to warnings on trade war – as it happened
Central bank says that growth slowdown threatens financial stability
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Stock markets fall as ECB adds to warnings on trade war – business live 29 May 9:58am Updated Stock markets fall as ECB adds to warnings on trade war – business live
Central bank says that growth slowdown threatens financial stability
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Trump needs to make peace with China as well as interest rates cut | Larry Elliott 29 May 9:53am Trump needs to make peace with China as well as interest rates cut | Larry Elliott
US president’s target has tended to be Beijing but his focus is likely to turn more to the Federal Reserve Stock markets around the world are sending a message to Donald Trump: end your trade war with China or face the nightmare scenario of running for a second term in the White House with the economy in serious trouble. The
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Trade war escalation fears send markets tumbling 29 May 7:47am Trade war escalation fears send markets tumbling
World stock markets have fallen on signs that China is ready to use its supply of rare earth chemicals as leverage in the increasingly bitter trade dispute with the US.
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DealBook Briefing: Could the Trade War Spread to Wall Street? 29 May 7:38am Updated DealBook Briefing: Could the Trade War Spread to Wall Street?
Both inside and outside the White House, there are growing calls for a weakening of China’s links to U.S. financial markets.
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Stock markets fall amid US-China trade tensions – business live 29 May 6:24am Updated Stock markets fall amid US-China trade tensions – business live
Chinese media suggests rare earth minerals to be next battleground in dispute with Trump
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What emerging markets fund should I choose? asks the Prudent Investor 29 May 3:08am What emerging markets fund should I choose? asks the Prudent Investor
Emerging markets mean fast-growing economies yet to reach their full potential. Crucially, their accountancy and governance may not be up to that of fully-developed economies.
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The Trade War’s Next Battle Could Be China’s Access to Wall Street 29 May 2:41am Updated The Trade War’s Next Battle Could Be China’s Access to Wall Street
As some inside and outside the White House call for weakening China’s links to U.S. financial markets, e-commerce giant Alibaba is considering listing its shares in Hong Kong.
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