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European stocks and US equity-index futures slumped after Apple added to global growth concerns with a cut in its sales outlook. Stocks in Asia were m(...)

A gas flare in the Corrib field. Gas prices fell 4 per cent in November as benign weather conditions weighed on demand.

The Bord Gáis Energy Index fell 16 per cent in November as oil, gas and coal prices all declined. The index, which monitors wholesale energy prices, r(...)

Vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum:  the UAE is among the countries engaged in a economic and diplomatic boycott of Doha since mid-2017. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty

A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir’s decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Ar(...)

US stocks had opened higher but negative sentiment soon took over.  Photograph: Bloomberg

US stocks plunged again on Friday, with technology shares bearing the worst of the selling, as the Trump administration pressed its trade war with Chi(...)

Technology shares in the US bore the brunt of selling, with Netflix and Apple both down more than 2.6 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

European markets had a better day on Friday as shares staged a small recovery and snapped three days of heavy losses. But it wasn’t enough to lift sto(...)

A nervous mood reigned throughout the session

Shares tumbled as a sell-off swept global markets after the arrest of a top Huawei executive in Canada in relation to alleged violations of US sanctio(...)

Often when markets are getting edgy about the general outlook and share valuations, a specific event such as the Huawei arrest focuses their attention. Photograph: Getty Images

Real concerns about the outlook for economic growth next year lie behind the latest heavy hit to international shares, with the Dublin market among th(...)

Oil prices are being hit by ongoing uncertainty over supply cuts. Photograph: iStock

Oil extended losses below $53 a barrel as uncertainty lingers over the scale of Opec’s output cuts only hours before its official meeting, while US Pr(...)

The New York Stock Exchange, on Monday, where global markets were sharply higher on the day following reports the US and China have made progress in their trade dispute. Photograph: Justin Laneepa

A temporary ceasefire in the US-China trade war boosted global stocks to their highest in about three weeks on Monday, while sending the dollar lower (...)

US president Donald Trumpn meets with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh last year.

Oil’s poised for a seventh weekly loss after Saudi Arabia signalled its output may have reached a record, while America’s growing crude stockpiles sto(...)

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