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(...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

A global manufacturing index produced by JPMorgan and IHS Markit fell in June to its lowest level in seven years. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The global manufacturing slump deepened in June, with data from around the world illustrating the extent to which the US-China trade conflict is weigh(...)

US manufacturers picked up the pace of hiring in November, as an index tracking employment was up 1.6 per cent at 58.4. Photograph:  Paul Sancya/AP

US factory activity grew in November as new orders rebounded from an 18-month low, according to a closely watched survey. The Institute for Supply Ma(...)

US president Donald Trump: set to meet Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

European stocks declined for the first time in five days, with cyclical shares leading losses, as investors assessed the longest run of quarterly gai(...)

In the euro zone, IHS Markit’s manufacturing purchasing managers’ index rose to a nearly six-year high of 56.2 in March. Photograph: iStock

Factories across Europe and much of Asia posted another month of solid growth in March, rounding off a strong quarter for manufacturers, even though e(...)

The dollar dropped against a basket of currencies on Tuesday’s data, while prices for US government debt rose

US services sector activity slowed to a 6½-year low in August amid sharp drops in production and orders, pointing to slowing economic growth that furt(...)

Dublin market: Ryanair closed fractionally positive at €12.75. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

European stocks slid for the first time in four days after a worse-than-forecast report on US services raised concern about the strength of the world’(...)

Production at the Diavik diamond mine, owned by Rio Tinto, in the North Slave Region of Canada. In London, shares in Rio Tinto, Antofagasta and Anglo American fell between 1.3 and 3.8 per cent. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Two polls showing a shift in public opinion towards the UK leaving the EU spooked the markets on Wednesday. The results of the polls, carried out by (...)

A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)

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