While much of the world’s output is grinding to a halt because of the coronavirus, China is slowly emerging from its shutdowns by restarting production at factories. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Factory activity contracted sharply across most of Asia in March as the coronavirus pandemic paralysed economic activity across the globe, with sharp (...)

Wall Street stocks took just 16 days to tumble 20 per cent from their record high, easily eclipsing the previous record for swiftest fall into a bear market that was set in 1929 at 44 days

Bruised investors closed the books on the biggest quarterly drop for US equities since the financial crisis on Tuesday, as a late sell-off in the fina(...)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 5, 2020 in New York City. After coronavirus infections rose steadily in the U.S. the DOW ends down over 950 points, nearly 3.6%. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

US stocks dropped and US treasury yields touched record lows, as investors ramped up bets the Federal Reserve will cut its main policy rate by another(...)

Germany’s sprawling industrial sector is suffering its steepest downturn for a decade, underlining how the engine of the eurozone’s biggest economy is sputtering.

Germany’s sprawling industrial sector is suffering its steepest downturn for a decade, underlining how the engine of the eurozone’s biggest economy is(...)

Stripping out inflation adjustments, growth in retail spending was the weakest in more than three years

British shoppers grew more cautious about their spending in the three months to September despite rising wages, official figures showed on Thursday, (...)

US stocks fell lower in early afternoon trading after president Donald Trump delivered a stinging rebuke to China’s trade practices. Photograph: Michael Nagle/EPA

Dublin’s Iseq index stood out as a bright light across European markets, driven by a solid performance by banking shares, even as shares in London suc(...)

The move came after President Mauricio Macri’s (right) government failed to sell new short-term bonds, leaving the government struggling to find the cash for hefty upcoming repayments

Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to Standard & Poor’s, the rating agency, after it announced plans to delay payments on its $101 bil(...)

A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

Swedish and EU flag outside the Swedish Parliament. Stockholm on Wednesday sold 1.5 billion Swedish krona (€140 million) of government bonds with an average yield of minus 0.295 per cent

Sweden has joined the club of countries that have sold 10-year debt at a negative yield in a sign of how the dramatic rally in the global fixed-income(...)

The peso weakened 30.3 per cent to a record low of 65 per US dollar on Monday. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/ Getty Images

Argentina’s beleaguered peso currency collapsed on Monday and inflation was expected to rise as voters flirted with a return to interventionist econom(...)

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