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Bitcoin steadied around $32,000 after a rebound stoked by comments from Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Cathie Wood on the future of the largest cryptocurr(...)

Japanese stocks were under pressure after purchasing managers’ index data for April signalled the sharpest drop since 2009, as the pandemic spurred factory shutdowns and a collapse in demand.

World stocks pulled back further on Friday on grim US economic data and president Donald Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on China over the corona(...)

Stock markets bounced after US president Donald Trump laid out plans to gradually reopen the US economy. Photograph: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Global stocks rallied on Friday on US president Donald Trump’s plans to revive the coronavirus-hit US economy and hopes of a potential drug to treat C(...)

Perils of protest: Not only does Catalonia risk leaving the euro, it could could also see FC Barcelona barred from playing in the Spanish league. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia would be excluded from the European Union if it broke away from Spain, according to opponents of the region’s independence drive. They also (...)