US President Donald Trump: “The China trade deal is dependent on one thing: Do I want to make it?”Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Markets were jolted after Donald Trump suggested a trade deal with China could be delayed until after the US presidential election in November next ye(...)

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Agnes Chowand Joshua Wong  speak to the press after they were released on bail   on Friday.  Photograph: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Hong Kong police have launched a wave of arrests against prominent democracy activists, marking a new phase in government efforts to stop mass protest(...)

“We shouldn’t ignore that this historically reliable indicator of the economy is telling us a recession may be looming,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist for JP Morgan

Asian stock markets skidded on Thursday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street amid rising fears of slowing global growth as a closely-watched US fi(...)

Protesters gather outside the Wanchai police headquarters in Hong Kong on Friday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

Tensions escalated in Hong Kong on Friday night as thousands of mainly student protesters angry at a proposed extradition Bill laid siege to the polic(...)