Concerns in financial markets about a global slowdown  have fired up a solid rally in sovereign bonds this quarter. Photograph: Reuters

The US economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the final quarter of 2018, adding to the debate about the direction of interest rates this year.(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos

There are some things that not even Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and the world’s richest man, can easily buy. One of them is the “.amazon” domain name. (...)

Eventual tariffs on autos could hit companies including Korea’s Hyundai Motor, Japan’s Toyota and Germany’s BMW, as well as global factories for US brands General Motors, Ford Motor, and Fiat Chrysler

Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will meet in Geneva next week to discuss how to respond to threats by US president Donald Tr(...)

Bombardier’s NI operations suffered in tandem with the company as a whole last year after the US department of commerce confirmed it was investigating its US trade practices. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Northern Ireland arm of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier swung to a $53 million (€45 million) loss in 2017 in a year that was “extremely challengi(...)

Donald Trump with US car industry leaders. The president has repeatedly stated his frustration at the difference between US tariffs on passenger vehicles and higher duties elsewhere.  Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration has initiated a national security investigation into automotive imports that would clear the way for the imposition of new ta(...)

A Bombardier C-Series aircraft. Photograph: Alexandra Wey/EPA

The North’s secretary of state is in contact with both Bombardier and Airbus to ensure that their C-Series joint venture process is “moving swiftly an(...)

Long before the Big Tech backlash, before politicians feared the power of tech leaders and before Facebook users questioned giving up their personal i(...)

Bombardier workers in Belfast at a rally  against proposed new US import tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries jets. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of Bombardier employees in the North face an anxious wait this week to hear if a powerful US federal agency will give a green light to propo(...)

The wings for  Bombardier CSeries jets are made in Belfast.  Photograph: iStock

The UK government expects that the US International Trade Commission will support a proposal to apply new trade tariffs of nearly 300 per cent on sale(...)

Proposed US tariffs pose an existential threat to Bombardier’s Belfast operation, the union Unite says. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

MONDAY Indicators: euro-zone inflation (Nov); UK industrial trends orders (Dec); United States housing market index (Dec). TUESDAY Results: FedEx,(...)

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