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US President Donald Trump leaves the Rose Garden with Jerome Powell. Photograph: Carlos Barria/File Photo/File Photo/Reuters

President Donald Trump called Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell “clueless” and blamed his policies for signs in the bond markets that a recession(...)

Swedish and EU flag outside the Swedish Parliament. Stockholm on Wednesday sold 1.5 billion Swedish krona (€140 million) of government bonds with an average yield of minus 0.295 per cent

Sweden has joined the club of countries that have sold 10-year debt at a negative yield in a sign of how the dramatic rally in the global fixed-income(...)

The Apple Card charges retailers high transaction fees and reinvests some of the money in rewards, reinforcing an antiquated and expensive US payments market. Photograph:   Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Although it is easy to be distracted by shiny objects such as the new Apple Card, the biggest news in payments last week was a sober announcement from(...)

President Donald Trump: Pennsylvania’s economic performance “would have never happened without me”.  Photograph: Susan Walsh

The Trump administration delayed wide-ranging sanctions on Chinese imports on Tuesday in a sign of growing concern in Washington about the US economy.(...)

US president Donald Trump may view trade threats as a way of getting the rate cuts he craves, but this would be a pyrrhic victory if China accepts an economic downturn in order to hurt his election prospects. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Stock markets have been very volatile since the latest escalation in the US-China trade war. Unfortunately for investors, tensions look increasingly l(...)

A commitment to clamp down on alleged unfair trade practices by China was part of President Donald Trump’s election campaign. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Financial markets are signalling serious uncertainty about the outlook for the US economy, with recession now seen as a risk. Much of this nervousnes(...)

 President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi: recognises the limitations of monetary policy in fixing the euro zone’s ills. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach

The European Central Bank will doubtless cut its overnight deposit rate even deeper than the current -0.4 per cent at its next meeting in September. T(...)

US president Donald Trump with Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A widely watched bond market indicator sent its strongest recession warning in more than a decade this week, as the global growth outlook dimmed and q(...)

Chemical companies Bayer and Lanxess are selling their shares in chemical park operator Currenta to funds managed by  Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Photograph: EPA

European shares rose on Wednesday, breaking a three-day losing streak on euphoria over a multi-billion dollar German chemical deal, with Flutter Enter(...)

US president Donald Trump, and Xi Jinping, China’s president in Beijing 2017.  Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty

Financial markets are trying to get used to a new world – one where the old rules of interdependence and co-operation have been replaced by aggressive(...)

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