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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federa(...)

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(...)

A mural depicting Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan on a Dublin wall on November 24th, 2010. In early October Ireland had crossed the threshold from financial vulnerability to irreversible crisis. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish crisis had been building since late September 2008. To persuade creditors to continue to fund Irish banks, the government had guaranteed tha(...)

US President Donald Trump gestures during a Make America Great Again rally in Great Falls, Montana. Photograph:Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US job growth increased more than expected in June as manufacturers stepped up hiring, but steady wage gains pointed to moderate inflation pressures t(...)

 The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Deutsche’s shares have fallen by nearly two-fifths this year, reducing its market capitalisation to below €20bn

Shares in Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank jumped by up to 6 per cent on Friday following a magazine report that JPMorgan and Industrial and Commercia(...)

US President Donald Trump . Photograph:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration on Friday imposed new tariffs on $34bn of annual imports from China as the US president threatened to extend levies to (...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The US Federal Reserve has detected rising concern among US business about the potentially harmful impact of tariffs as growing trade tensions prompt (...)

The euro briefly topped $1.17 and bond yields also rose on a report that the ECB thinks markets are now too cautious on when it will raise euro zone interest rates next year

European shares headed for a third day of gains on Thursday, as reassuring economic data from Germany and a report that its big carmakers could be spa(...)

Danske was already reprimanded and severely criticised by Danish regulators in May for weak anti-money laundering controls that led to suspected “criminal activities involving vast amounts of money”

Shares in Danske Bank fell 3 per cent after reports that it may have laundered up to $8.3 billion (€7.1 billion) through its Estonian operations, more(...)

“She’s wrecked”: German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Germany may no longer be soccer world champions, but the country remains the place to beat for media mood swings - from self-love to self-lo(...)

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