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The IMF said a global downturn half as severe as the one spurred by the last crisis would result in $19tn of corporate debt considered ‘at risk’.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) heightened its warnings for the corporate debt market on Wednesday, as investors search for richer returns in ri(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. The IMF said the self-inflicted wounds of the US and China’s trade war had created a ‘precarious’ economic situation. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Global growth is set to fall this year to its slowest rate since the financial crisis, the IMF said on Tuesday, as it warned that the self-inflicted w(...)

Members of the Libra project were due to meet in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Booking Holdings, the company behind the travel websites Booking.com and Priceline.com, became the latest company to confirm that it is pulling out of(...)

 Apple provided the biggest boost to the  S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Photograph: AFP

European shares were on the tear on Friday as a surprise breakthrough in Brexit talks drove UK-focused British companies and the Dublin’s Iseq index a(...)

Separate data from Pension Partners’ Charlie Bilello shows that over the last 70 years, readings of 47.8 or lower have usually been followed by recessions within two years. Photograph: iStock

Major US brokerages have for years resisted following in the footsteps of Robinhood, the Silicon Valley start-up which offered free stock trading in 2(...)

European shares closed higher on Friday, helped by a solid US jobs report for September.

European shares closed higher yesterday, helped by a solid US jobs report for September which offered some relief for followers of the world’s largest(...)

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 136,000 jobs last month

US job growth increased moderately in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to near a 50-year low of 3.5 per cent, which could assuage financ(...)

Airbus shares rebounded on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

European shares made small gains on Thursday after their worst sell-off in two months a day earlier, as a rebound in Airbus and spirits makers outweig(...)

A former Citigroup currencies trader is suing the bank for at least $112 million, alleging that the bank ‘framed’ him to protect itself in the throes of a market manipulation scandal. Photograph: Nicholas Roberts/Bloomberg News

A former Citigroup currencies trader is suing the bank for at least $112 million, alleging that the bank “framed” him to protect itself in the throes (...)

Investors in US markets feared that poor jobs data could spill over into weaker spending. Photograph: Getty

Global stocks sold off heavily on Wednesday after poor US jobs data compounded a string of weak manufacturing reports and geopolitical concerns, a pil(...)

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