Credit agency Moody's upgraded its rating on Royal Bank of Scotland's senior debt on Tuesday, also changing its outlook to 'positive'.
Consumer price inflation in the US edged higher last month on the back of dearer cars and trucks and medical care services, although economists believed that for the moment price pressures might have peaked.
Global stock markets have been sent crashing as Washington prepares to launch a new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, including fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators and clothing.
Emerging market investing legend Mark Mobius is raising new funds in anticipation of buying opportunities on the horizon.
Britain's economy is set to continue recovering after the unexpected slowdown seen at the start of the year, according to one of the country's leading think-thanks.
Britain's economy accelerated in May, driven by a surge in construction output, after flat-lining in April, leaving the MPC on track to hike Bank Rate come August, according to some economists.
Price pressures in Asia's largest economy picked-up last month, but that was unlikely to last, analysts said.
US services sector activity continued accelerating last month, despite what appeared to be the spread of supply-side issues linked to the impact of Washington's tariffs on aluminium and steel and other levies targeting several of its main trade partners.
Italy's new government will push ahead with both tax cuts and a universal basic income in its first budget, the country's finance chief said, even as he moved to assuage concerns that Rome might breach its budget targets.
The governor of the Bank of England said the UK economy was bouncing back from a weather-induced slump in activity, reinforcing expectations the BoE would increase interest rates in August.
A closely-tracked gauge of economic activity in China eased a tad in June, pointing to slightly slower growth in the Asian giant on the back of slower credit growth and trade tensions, economists said.
Consumer prices in Germany slipped in June, as a decline in the cost of services more than offset inflationary pressures in goods.
Analysts at HSBC told clients they remain 'overweight' US stocks even as they pointed out that investment funds in Europe were hoarding the most cash since the sovereign debt crisis in 2014.
America's shortfall in its trade on goods with the rest of the world shrank last month as exports continued to climb.
Jonathan Haskel displayed a fairly 'dovish' bias in his appointment hearing before the Treasury Select Committee, suggesting that there might be more slack in the economy than previously thought.
China's central bank cut the amount of reserves that the country's lenders are forced to keep on reserve, in a move that some saw as a shift towards an easing bias in its policy which ultimately would weaken the currency.
Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch stood by their forecasts for a first hike in the ECB's deposit rate in September 2019, but said they now saw an increased risk of no interest rate hikes at all next year.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: .
Athens has managed to clinch a deal with its creditors to ease the burden from the country massive debt pile, in what some observers are hailing as a "landmark" deal which it is hoped will pave the way for the country's long-term economic success.