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Asian stock markets were mixed. China’s CSI 300 fell 1.3 per cent, rattled by trade tensions with the US and a worsening pandemic situation in the region.

European equities edged higher ahead of a US jobs data release that investors expected would underscore the recovery of the world’s largest economy fr(...)

Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is a vital support, or risks setting off inflation and eventually higher interest rates. Photograph: Getty

In the midst of a pandemic it may seem a ridiculous question. But financial markets are starting to ask whether, as we emerge from the pandemic, infla(...)

President Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris  at the White House in Washington after the Senate voted to pass a $1.9 trillion  relief package. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

Joe Biden is on the brink of securing final approval from Congress for his $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion) stimulus bill – a bet that massive fiscal int(...)

The US economy created 379,000 jobs in February, pointing to a sharp rebound in the American labour market. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The US economy created 379,000 jobs in February, pointing to a sharp rebound in the American labour market amid a rapid decline in coronavirus cases n(...)

Global stock markets fell despite China’s growth targets.

Global equities and government bond price remained under pressure on Friday, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell. Bond price(...)

In Asia, China’s CSI 300 index fell 3.1 per cent, its biggest one-day drop since last summer. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.1 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi 200 dropped 1 per cent.

European equities fell on Monday after three consecutive weekly gains, as concerns about the inflation picture continued to undermine investor confide(...)

The Fed described a weakening in the recovery as the US suffers through the latest wave of coronavirus infections, which led to net job losses in December and weakness in other economic data. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The Federal Reserve held its main interest close to zero and its asset purchases steady as it sought to maintain a massive dose of support for the US (...)

“What is priced in is that vaccines are not rolled out, but the possible shock is broader infections in a resurgence of the virus, with adverse macro impacts.” Photograph: EPA

The IMF has warned that emerging markets’ limited access to Covid-19 vaccines poses a risk to global financial stability, saying shortages could (...)

Madrid’s stock exchange. European equities drifted and US Treasury bonds traded steadily on Wednesday morning, as investors held back from making large bets before the conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s latest monthly meeting.

European equities drifted and US Treasury bonds traded steadily on Wednesday morning, as investors held back from making large bets before the conclus(...)

The US added just 245,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate is 6.7 per cent.  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Another 885,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, as fresh restrictions to combat the resurgence in coronavirus cases co(...)

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