Bank of England governor Mark Carney who has claimed China’s economic problems are “unlikely” to derail plans to raise interest rates in the UK. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Bank of England said on Thursday its rate-setters felt the threat to the world economy from China’s stock-market slump did not signal a slowdown f(...)

Overheating: an investor cools herself as she monitors share prices at a securities firm in Shanghai. China’s key indices lost a fifth of their value and wiped out nearly all of this year’s gains in six days. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

In January this year, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for steering the world’s second largest economy through increasingly choppy water(...)

 An information board shows the decline of the German DAX to a one-year low at the stock exchange in Frankfurt: Germany’s stock markets, among other international markets, have fallen into bear markets. Photograph:  Christoph Schmidt/EPA

It has been a torrid week for global stock markets. Indices everywhere have been pummelled and volatility has gone through the roof on foot of mountin(...)

A damaged fire truck at the site of the massive explosions in Tianjin, the world’s 10th largest port. Photograph:  Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The emergency may have eased at the port of Tianjin in northeastern China, but economic activity there has yet to get back to normal days after the de(...)

Separate data also confirmed that annual inflation was 0.2 per cent in July

The euro zone economy grew by less than expected in the second quarter, the European Union’s statistics office said in its first estimate published on(...)

China’s main share markets have lost about 30 per cent of their value since the middle of June. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

While the headlines celebrated Beijing winning the bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, there was grimmer news again from China’s bourses as the r(...)

The latest day of frenzied selling was a slap in the face for the country’s Communist party leaders. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Xinhua, China’s official news agency, commemorated the latest crash in Chinese shares with a tweet that read: “The return of the debacle!” The state(...)

China’s economy grew an annual 7 per cent in the second quarter, with factory output hitting a five-month high. Photo:  Getty Images

Clifford Coonan China’s economy surprised on the upside in the second quarter, expanding 7 per cent year-on-year, ahead of forecasts, although the st(...)

An investor adjusts his glasses as he looks at a computer screen in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, Anhui province, China. Photograph:  China Daily/Reuters

For a few days last week, the world held its breath as the Chinese stock market plunged. The data made for heady reading: China’s market lost 15-times(...)

 China’s exports picked up unexpectedly in June but imports tumbled again, reinforcing expectations that the government may further loosen policy. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s exports picked up unexpectedly in June but imports tumbled again, reinforcing expectations that the government may further loosen policy to li(...)