US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

New York Stock Exchange. US stocks fell on Monday on global growth worries after weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude facilities hit 5 per cent of the world’s supply. Photograph:  Johannes  Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Oil prices soared on Monday after attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia sparked worries over the impact of an oil shock on economic growth, halt(...)

Theresa May and Donald Trump at Chequers in July 2018. Photograph: Hannah McKay/File Photo/Reuters

Protesters against Donald Trump are expected to shut down parts of central London on Tuesday, the second day of the president’s state visit to Britain(...)

Twitter shares soared 15.6 per cent after the social media company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly active users

The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally yesterday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings (...)

A Japanese  coast guard’s vessel and a US military aircraft  searching  for the Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter that  crashed into the sea off  northern Japan. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Japan has dispatched its most advanced ocean research vessel to join the search for its missing F-35 stealth fighter as it scrambles to recover the ul(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

Lockheed Martin reported a better-than-expected 47 per cent jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its annual profit forecast, helped by strong demand for its missiles and fighter jets, sending its shares up 6 per cent.

Lockheed Martin reported a better-than-expected 47 per cent jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its annual profit forecast, helped by stron(...)

Indian soldiers keeping vigil before the handing over  of Indian air force pilot  Abhinandan Varthaman at a checkpoint on the  Attari-Wagah border on March 1st. Photograph:  EPA

The head of India’s air force has declined to give the death toll in strikes it executed against an alleged Islamist terrorist training camp inside Pa(...)

Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

The markets hit session lows  after US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin (above)  pulled out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

European shares swung back into the red yesterday as fears of rising rates and disappointing earnings from US industrials dragged Wall Street down, wh(...)

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