Hong Kong Exchanges chief executive Charles Li greets a floor trader as he offers red packets on the first day of trading after Lunar New Year holidays

Fresh cracks appeared in global markets on Thursday as investors sought the safety of Japanese yen, gold and top-rated bonds while dumping dollars on (...)

Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen:   cautious assessment and emphasis on global risks marked a contrast to the more optimistic tone in December, when she hailed the Fed’s decision to raise rates. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Persistent global market turbulence could set back US growth and slow the pace of corporate hiring, the Federal Reserve chairwoman told Congress yest(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

US stocks gained on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said conditions in the United States would allow for “gradual” rate hikes, and(...)

A pedestrian walks past men looking at an electronic monitor displaying shares prices outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European stocks have risen, rallying after losses in Asia, as concerns about the health of banks that have hammered shares globally in recent days eas(...)

Asian stock markets were scorched overnight after a torrid day of trading in US markets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its most precious since June. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safe(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: the dollar index fell for a fourth day on the latest batch of soft US data, which dampened expectations for US interest rate hikes this year. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another volatile trading session saw European stocks end the day lower, although the London market rallied and made gains of more than 1 per cent. Fl(...)

The BoE’s own economic forecasts - which are based on an earlier market assumption of a rate rise in the second half of 2017 - show the weakest outlook for growth in nearly three years

The Bank of England cut its economic growth forecasts on Thursday due to a darker global outlook, and the lone policymaker who had backed a rate rise (...)

Monday’s batch of economic data from China added to worries about the health of the world’s second-largest economy and only increased calls for more policy easing from China. (Photograph: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty)

Asian stocks started a new month on a cautious note on Monday, with the Bank of Japan’s surprise policy easing sparking some buying but further signs(...)

The fear that the US, the world’s largest economy and considered the lone engine of global growth, is on the verge of recession has intensified.

Leading global economists now see a 20 per cent chance of the US falling into recession this year, and a diminishing likelihood of the Federal Reserve(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  Photograph: Reuters

European equities ended the week on a high after the Bank of Japan stunned markets on Friday by voting narrowly to introduce negative interest rates i(...)