UK could become leading global hub for crypto economy, report says

The UK has all the required resources and an industrial and governmental will to become a global hub for crypto economy and blockchain technologies by 2022, according to new research.

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US retail sales rise in line with expectations

US retail sales increased as expected in June, marking five months of rising sales as the estimate for May was revised up.

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Empire State manufacturing index ticks down in July but beats forecast

Business conditions in the New York region deteriorated a little less than expected in July, according to a survey from the NY Fed.

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Tusk warns EU, China, US and Russia to reduce trade tensions

European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday called on Europe, China, the US and Russia to work together and avoid trade wars that could lead to "conflict and chaos".

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May to pledge £300m for UK aerospace to soothe Brexit fears

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday offered an extra £300m to the aerospace industry to support new projects after companies like Airbus threatened to reduce activities in the UK because of Brexit uncertainties.

13 Jul
US consumer sentiment dips in July amid trade war woes

Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in July amid trade war concerns, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

12 Jul
Friday preview: China June trade data, Hays in the spotlight

The focus at the end of the week will shift back towards Asia, with the Chinese customs and trade administration set to release its latest set of statistics for foreign trade, covering the month of June this time.

12 Jul
Clear Leisure's Serbian crypto-mining centre fully operational

Investment firm Clear Leisure on Thursday confirmed that its Serbian crypto currency mining data centre, Miner One Ltd, is now fully operational.

12 Jul
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US CPI rise in-line with expectations, economists see June as peak

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.

12 Jul
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US initial jobless claims drop more than forecast

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

11 Jul
Ramaphosa urges Nigeria's Buhari to support African free-trade agreement

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday encouraged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a continent-wide free-trade deal.

11 Jul
US producer prices jump past forecasts in June

Wholesale inflation in the US outpaced economists' forecasts in June, driven higher by dearer energy and services and hitting a six-year high.

11 Jul
China vows revenge as Trump launches 'unacceptable' new tariffs

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.

11 Jul
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Next global financial crisis will throw-up opportunities, Mark Mobius says

Emerging market investing legend Mark Mobius is raising new funds in anticipation of buying opportunities on the horizon.

10 Jul
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FX round-up: Economists divided on August MPC hike, political uncertainty in focus

Sterling edged higher on Tuesday, even after the European Union's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said Brussels would continue to insist that the single market for goods was inseparable from that for services.

10 Jul
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UK GDP growth picks-up to 0.3% in May, backing case for August rate hike

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.

10 Jul
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Chinese inflation edges higher in June, but only temporarily

Price pressures in Asia's largest economy picked-up last month, but that was unlikely to last, analysts said.

10 Jul
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German economic sentiment hit by trade war woes, political uncertainty

German economic sentiment deteriorated more than expected in July as political uncertainty and worries about a trade war took their toll, according to the latest survey from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim.