International Economic
14 Dec
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London close: Stocks drop amid global growth worries, Brexit exhaustion

London stocks finished lower on Friday, albeit off their worst levels of the session, following the release of weak Chinese data and after Theresa May returned home from her EU charm offensive empty-handed.

14 Dec
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US November industrial output comes in slightly below forecasts

US industrial production rose last month at its fastest clip since August and economists believed stronger readings lay ahead.

14 Dec
US retail sales volumes 'strong' in November

US retail sales volumes rose as forecast last month, alongside upwards revisions to prior months' data, resulting in a "strong" report overall, according to analysts, despite the drag from lower gasoline prices.

14 Dec
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China confirms it will suspend 25% tariff on US cars

China confirmed on Friday that it will suspend the additional 25% tariffs on US imported cars as of 1 January in the latest move to reduce trade tensions between the countries.

13 Dec
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EU court backs cities' challenge on pollution limits

A European Union court ruled on Thursday that the European Commission's 2016’s decision to raise the limits of nitrogen oxide vehicle emissions in cities such as Paris Brussels and Madrid was illegal.

13 Dec
US import prices fall more than twice as quickly than expected in November

US import prices slid last month more than twice as quickly than most analysts had been anticipating.

13 Dec
Initial weekly US jobless claims fall very sharply

Initial jobless claims in the US recorded their largest drop since April 2015 last week.

13 Dec
ECB will reinvest proceeds from APP past date of first rate hike

Rate-setters at the European Central Bank stayed put on interest rates but tweaked their so-called 'forward guidance' as regards the reinvestment of the proceeds from its asset purchase programme.

13 Dec
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China's economic growth impetus will be reigned in next year

China will keep its economic growth within a reasonable range in 2019 as the government tries to promote a steady growth, Beijing said on Thursday.

13 Dec
Second Canadian arrested in China as Huawei row rumbles on

The Chinese government confirmed it had detained another Canadian, citing a threat to national security.

12 Dec
Italy PM Conte seeks budget breakthrough as Salvini repositions on EU

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is seeking to present revised budget figures in order to end a deadlock with the European Commission in a meeting on Wednesday, a source told Reuters.

12 Dec
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Germany willing to extend EU rights to UK banks to avoid disorderly Brexit

Germany is attempting to avoid a disorderly Brexit that will generate market turmoil in Europe by offering a last minute lifeline to UK banks and allowing them to maintain their EU rights after the divorce.

12 Dec
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US CPI slows in November as expected

The cost of living in the US declined last month, as expected, as energy price inflation ebbed.

12 Dec
Slowdown in global growth 'healthy and necessary' - S&P

A slowdown in world growth next year should be welcomed as both “necessary and healthy”, argues S&P Global Ratings in its latest economic report.

12 Dec
Airline industry to enjoy tenth year of profits in 2019 - IATA

The airline industry will see profits take off for the tenth year in a row in 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association, as oil prices soften and the global economy expands.

11 Dec
EU considers measures to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles

The European Union is trying to reach a compromise on how harsh measures to curb CO2 emissions from vehicles should be to reach 2030 targets.

11 Dec
Google CEO denies bias against right-wing in Congress testimony

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai testified before the House judiciary committee on Tuesday, where he committed to removing search results that violated hate-speech policies.

11 Dec
Chinese credit growth slowest since 2005 in November

The broadest measure of credit growth for China's economy rose at its slowest pace in over a decade.

11 Dec
US final demand prices for November fall back as expected

Wholesale inflation in the States fell back last month as goods and energy prices receded, but printed ahead of forecasts at the so-called 'core' level.

11 Dec
US small business sentiment deteriorates more than expected

Small business sentiment in the US deteriorated more than expected in November, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.