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Members of the Libra project were due to meet in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Booking Holdings, the company behind the travel websites Booking.com and Priceline.com, became the latest company to confirm that it is pulling out of(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a key congressional committee that deals with the finance industry later this month, the (...)

 Mike Ashley: Almost a third of Sports Direct’s independent shareholders voting against the controversial billionaire’s re-election as director. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The last decade has been lousy for value stocks. The easiest way to make money has been to bet on momentum – to buy rising stocks and sell losing stoc(...)

US president Donald Trump:  He is no longer merely venting on Twitter, but using his tweets as a policy tools. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Scarcely a week passes without stock markets being roiled by a tweet from Donald Trump. How big a threat is the volatile US president to stock markets(...)

US Fed chair Jerome Powell and Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney at the symposium in Jackson Hole.

Global central bank chiefs know their job is to keep the economy out of the ditch. What became clear at the US Federal Reserve’s central banking conf(...)

Gathering storm clouds are the obvious metaphor. Rarely have so many economic negatives been gathering so visibly – they more often arrive out of a cl(...)

 Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting in Washington last month. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Reuters

European shares inched higher early on Friday, with all eyes on a speech by US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell for signs that the central bank is (...)

 US stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the US interest rate outlook made in(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson accused MPs of “collaboration” with the EU to thwart Brexit.

The bitter rhetoric around Brexit was dialled up this week by parties on both sides of this divisive debate. Former chancellor of the exchequer Phil(...)

A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

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