In relation to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance US president Donald Trump said: ‘we’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe’ punishment: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said does not want to “hurt jobs” by sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, but has nonetheless(...)

“The Fed is going loco,” Donald Trump bellowed, using the Spanish word for “crazy”. “They’re raising interest rates and it’s ridiculous.”

Following the interruption of a chuckling audience at the United Nations general assembly late last month after he boasted about his administration’s (...)

The Sydney Opera House’s sails controversially become a blank canvas for the advertisers of the Everest horse race. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

In numbers: Galactic ambition 800 Number of would-be space tourists who have paid to take a trip on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic since the (...)

Wednesday’s sell-off on Wall Street spread to Asia overnight and to Europe on Thursday.  Photograph: Getty

A sell-off that saw tech stocks drive the S&P 500 on Wednesday to its worst one-day drop since February rippled across global markets on Thursday.(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during the annual International Monetary Fund gathering in Indonesia, Photograph: Johannes P. Christo/Reuters

Financial technology poses risks to global economic stability, if left unchecked, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have warned. In a po(...)

British and EU officials are locked in talks in Brussels over a compromise that could see the UK remain temporarily in the EU’s customs regime, people familiar with the negotiations have said. Photograph: iStock

The UK is close to reaching a deal on Brexit, setting the stage for a potentially historic appreciation of the embattled pound, according to hedge fun(...)

The IMF said to address potentially systemic risks, financial regulation and supervision should be used more proactively

New vulnerabilities have emerged in the global financial system and the resilience it has regained since the financial crisis has yet to be tested, th(...)

US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China may hit global growth. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The International Monetary Fund said the world economy is plateauing as the lender cut its growth forecast for the first time in more than two years, (...)

The drop in output was steepest in the 24 countries that experienced financial crises. Photograph: Reuters

The global financial crisis left lasting scars on the world economy, including slower growth, higher government debt and even lower fertility rates, t(...)

Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri. The country has established a trading band for the peso between 34 and 44 per US dollar. Photograph: Yves Herman

Argentina was set on Monday to launch a new currency band under a revised International Monetary Fund deal aimed at halting a more than 50 per cent dr(...)

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