Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets are reacting positivity to perceived improvements in world economic outlooks. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

European shares rose for a fifth straight session on Thursday to hit fresh four year highs as investors cheered signs of progress in US-China trade ta(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

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European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

A truck passes by China Shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, after new tariffs on Chinese imports was imposed by President Donald Trump, in Long Beach, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Getty Images

China has lodged a complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization over US import duties, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Mo(...)

The Trump administration said it would delay the imposition of 10 per cent tariffs on a series of consumer goods imported from China  until December

The Trump administration said it would delay imposing a 10 per cent tariff on a series of consumer goods imported from China - including laptops and c(...)

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(...)

The trade disagreement between China and the US has weighed on markets this year. Photograph: Reuters

China is confident it can reach a full deal on trade with the US, despite threats from president Donald Trump to revert to tariffs if he doesn’t get a(...)

China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further infl(...)

The US president Donal Trump kicked off the process of imposing tariffs on a further $200 billion of imports from China, in a significant escalation of the trade war between the two powers.

China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade dispute, threat(...)

Asian stocks wobbled on Friday, as Washington slapped tariffs on Chinese imports, a move many investors fear could be the start of a full-scale trade (...)

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