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US stocks gained in early trading on Thursday after the US delayed scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese imports. Photograph: Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets touched its highest since late July on Thursday after fresh hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute, sending b(...)

European stocks gained some ground after Reuters reported that European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards a stimulus package that includes a rate cut.

European shares retreated from one-month highs on Tuesday as weak US factory data added to worries about global growth, while uncertainty over Britain(...)

Wind turbines at Monaincha Wind Farm, Roscrea. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Lower wind output and outages at key power stations drove wholesale energy prices higher in July with the latest Bord Gáis Energy Index up 5 per cent (...)

According to CSO, the most notable price declines in the year to July were for telephone services and for household-related goods and services.

Inflation fell to a 12-month low in July with overall price pressures expected to remain muted for the foreseeable future. New figures from the Centr(...)

Muhammad Ali  knocking out George Foreman during the so-called Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire on  October 30th, 1974. China is now throwing its investment hat in the African ring. Photograph: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Remember the Rumble in the Jungle? The 1974 Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman fight in Zaire was one of the biggest upsets in sporting history. Ali w(...)

Mohammad Barkindo, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), speaks at a news conference following the 176th Opec meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Monday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Oil gained on Tuesday as producer club Opec agreed to extend supply cuts until next March, although prices were pressured by worries demand could ease(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have been reportedly attacked. Photograph: IRIB News Agency via AP

Opec said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting furt(...)

A helicopter hovers with an oil tanker in the background as the USS John C Stennis makes its way to the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21st, 2018. File photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an att(...)

 Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, (C) with defence minister Vladimir Padrino (left) and members of the military  in Caracas, on Thursday. Photograph: Miraflores press office handout/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s leadership made a show of unity with top military chiefs on Thursday and a court issued an arrest warrant for an opposition figure as the (...)

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó shakes hands with a military member near the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase La Carlota, in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

  Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has taken to the streets to issue a bold call for a nationwide uprising to oust Nicolás Maduro, count(...)

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