The pace of growth in the US services sector rose to a five-month high in April, lifted by a surge in business activity that offset a sharp decline in(...)

Labourers work at a construction site in Shanghai. Activity in China’s factory sector shrank in December for the first time in seven months as new orders declined, adding to expectations that more stimulus may be needed to avert a sharper economic slowdown. (Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters)

The global economy ended 2014 in a fragile state as factories struggled to maintain growth across Europe and Asia, business surveys showed, adding to(...)

The euro struggled near recent lows on Tuesday, before euro zone inflation numbers that are expected to highlight declining price pressures in the region.

Euro-area inflation slowed more than economists forecast in May, cranking up pressure on the European Central Bank to deploy a range of measures to ki(...)

The Debenhams store on Oxford Street, London. The group’s chief  financial officer resigned after  a  warning  of a  profits plunge as a hoped-for sales surge in the last week before Christmas failed to materialise. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

World stock markets kicked off 2014 with a whimper yesterday, weighed down by disappointing Chinese manufacturing data. After their best run in 15 yea(...)

National factory activity rose to 56.4 in October - its best showing since April 2011

The US manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest pace in 2.5years last month, an industry report showed on Friday, but the pace of hiring slowed fr(...)

Thomson Reuters yesterday suspended its practice of releasing closely-watched consumer sentiment data two seconds early to clients who pay extra. Photograph: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Some of the world’s top financial data providers are under investigation over the profits that sophisticated investors make by paying for early access(...)