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On Wall Street, trading volumes were 50 per cent higher than average. Photograph: Bloomberg

Volatility returned to markets on Thursday as US indices finished the day sharply lower, plunging them into correction territory. The Dow Jones indus(...)

The jittery feel to market trading came after a rebound over the previous session proved shortlived.

European stocks were back under pressure on Thursday, as the bout of volatility this week that brought an end to a lengthy period of calm across world(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

US stocks remained on an unsteady footing as the bout of volatility that’s gripped global financial markets persisted amid signs that the rise in tre(...)

Traders signal offers in the VIX pit at the Cboe Global Markets,  exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Getty

European shares closed down more than 2 per cent on Tuesday on the back of continued market volatility in the US. Britain’s major share index, the FT(...)

Adam Rudd manages about £3.9 billion and is largely steering clear of the UK. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s best fund manager may be based in Scotland, but his performance has been driven by investing outside the UK. Aberdeen Standard Investments’(...)

Prime Minister Theresa May is greeted by Chinese actor Jiang She Ying at Wuhan University in Hubei, China: Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for economic affairs in the world’s second largest economy, has reassured British prime minister Theres(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May shakes hands with China’s president, Xi Jinping, at G20 Leaders Summit in Hangzhou  in 2015. Photograph: Etienne Oliveau

Theresa May travels to China this week hoping to revive a “golden era” of trade ties, as the British prime minister seeks to soothe Beijing’s jangled (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Davos. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe rejected claims at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that the Republic was driving a tax “race to the b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Bank of China chairman Tian Guoli at the opening of the bank’s Dublin branch in June 2017. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

China has become an increasingly important global investor in recent years. Chinese companies, usually part state-owned, spent €163 billion on foreign(...)

Rory McIlroy: finished in a share of third place on his return to competitive action in   Abu Dhabi.  Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty

Tommy Fleetwood has started the new season like he finished the old one, at the top of the European Tour order of merit. Yet, the Englishman – up t(...)

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