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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(...)

People wearing masks visit a fresh food market in Hong Kong  as a preventative measure after a virus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Photograph: AFP

Hong Kong’s stock market tumbled almost 3 per cent on Wednesday in the first trading session since the spread of coronavirus widened over the Lunar Ne(...)

Continuing protests in Hong Kong have been among several threats to the Chinese economy. Photograph: Bloomberg

China’s economic growth slowed to its lowest levels in almost three decades last year, but the overriding sentiment in the corridors of power of Beij(...)

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US stocks rallied in the final moments of the decade to close the day higher, after President Donald Trump indicated earlier that a formal phase one t(...)

US President Donald Trump: “The China trade deal is dependent on one thing: Do I want to make it?”Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Markets were jolted after Donald Trump suggested a trade deal with China could be delayed until after the US presidential election in November next ye(...)

People react from teargas fired by police during a protest in Hong Kong’s Central district on November 11th, 2019. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Violent clashes broke out across Hong Kong following the shooting by police of a demonstrator, in an escalation of the protests that have gripped the (...)

Reports this week said the US was considering a concession to China that would roll back levies on $112bn (€101.4bn) of Chinese imports  that were introduced at a 15 per cent on September 1st

China and the US have agreed to remove some tariffs, according to Beijing, in a sign that the world’s two biggest economic powers may be moving closer(...)

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam: spearheaded the Bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China for the first time. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam has withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of fierce protests and plunged the cit(...)

Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man, has racked up paper losses of more than €2.7 billion since the end of July when the protests started catching wider global attention. Photograph: Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s stock market rout has lopped about €13.5 billion off the net worth of its 10 richest tycoons, as clashes between police and protesters tha(...)

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