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“We shouldn’t ignore that this historically reliable indicator of the economy is telling us a recession may be looming,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist for JP Morgan

Asian stock markets skidded on Thursday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street amid rising fears of slowing global growth as a closely-watched US fi(...)

The renminbi weakened on Monday beyond Rmb7 per US dollar for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis. Photograph: EPA

The renminbi weakened on Monday beyond Rmb7 per US dollar for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, breaching a floor that China’s ce(...)

A trader working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on December 26th. Photograph: REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Wall Street was marked by volatile trading on Wednesday as investors returned following a turbulent run-up to Christmas that had helped wipe more than(...)

As investors flocked to the safety of government bonds, the 10-year US Treasuries yield fell below its May 29th low. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Asian shares slid on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised rates, as expected, and kept most of its guidance for additional hikes next two year(...)

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

A wave of selling in global markets eased in Europe on Thursday, but a series of earnings reports from bellwether technology stocks, which have borne (...)

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the impact of rising interest rates

Stock markets across Asia Pacific tumbled on Thursday as a global sell-off in equities and bonds rippled around the globe spurred by worries over the (...)

Prime Minister designate Carlo Cottarelli (left) and Italian President Sergio Mattarella (right) are due to meet again on Wednesday.

Uncertainty over Italy’s future government combined with concerns over bullish rhetoric from the US and China over trade hit Asian markets early this (...)

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Japan’s Nikkei share average gave up early gains and closed at at four-month low on Tuesday in choppy trade as investors turned risk averse again as t(...)

President Donald Trump issued an apocalyptic warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying it faces “fire and fury” over its missile program, after US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. Photograph: Getty

Stocks in Asia declined with US equity index futures and the South Korean currency tumbled as investors took a risk-off approach after the US and Nort(...)

Britain faces a hung parliament and an unclear course in its approach to exit the European Union

The pound tumbled as Britain faces a hung parliament and an unclear course in its approach to exit the European Union. UK stocks rallied the most amo(...)

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