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.
US industrial production rose last month at its fastest clip since August and economists believed stronger readings lay ahead.
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.
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.
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.
US import prices slid last month more than twice as quickly than most analysts had been anticipating.
Initial jobless claims in the US recorded their largest drop since April 2015 last week.
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.
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.
The Chinese government confirmed it had detained another Canadian, citing a threat to national security.
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.
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.
The cost of living in the US declined last month, as expected, as energy price inflation ebbed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The broadest measure of credit growth for China's economy rose at its slowest pace in over a decade.
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.
Small business sentiment in the US deteriorated more than expected in November, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.