Chinese manufacturing activity expanded in March for the first time in nine months, official data showed on April 1, while a private survey indicated the smallest decline for more than a year in positive signals for the world’s second-largest economy. (Photograph:  ASTR / China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s manufacturing activity in March rebounded to its highest level since August, which has been seen as a sign that the government’s fiscal and m(...)

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange. European trading has been affect by the attack in Belgium. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday with travel and leisure stocks leading the market lower after attacks at Brussels airport and in the city’s metro sys(...)

  Mayor of London Boris Johnson appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show.

There are now clear signs that uncertainty around Brexit is affecting economic growth in the UK, according to a report by Davy Stockbrokers, which ci(...)

Nigel Farage (left), Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker (right) take part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the “Brexit” summit, in Brussels last month. Photograph: Yves Herman/ Reuters

Global business growth slowed last month as services from Asia to Europe reported waning demand and little or no inflationary pressure, suggesting mor(...)

An electronic screen displays Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), as he speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Private-sector growth in the euro area slowed to the weakest in almost a year as volatility in financial markets highlighted risks to economic growth,(...)

 Investors observe the stock market at an exchange hall  in Beijing, China. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

China’s stock market trade opened 2016 with a gruesome flashback to the summer slide in equities that prompted palpitations among regulators, a spate (...)

An employee tests the cameras of OnePlus X smartphones at the OnePlus manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s first official economic report of the year suggested manufacturing weakened for a fifth straight month in December, the longest such streak si(...)

Bank of England policymakers are expected to keep interest rates at record lows, but the decision comes as the US Federal Reserve is poised to make it(...)

Manufacturing in the euro area unexpectedly accelerated in October as German companies fared better than initially reported, according to Markit Econo(...)

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe

Euro zone business activity picked up more than expected in October as new work for services companies flooded in at the fastest rate since April, but(...)