Italian bonds are rallying at the end of the week after the European Union's economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, called for a calm dialogue with Rome.
The UK plastics recycling industry is under investigation for fraud and corruption, with the Environment Agency accusing companies of abusing the exports system and of leaving waste to leak into rivers and oceans.
America's residential real estate markets continued to cool in September with activity slowing to a three-year low on the back of higher interest rates on mortgages.
Italian stocks tumbled and Italian government bond yields surged to new four-year highs after the European Commission expressed concerns over the coalition's draft budgetary plan.
China's economy grew at its slowest rate since the financial crisis, as Beijing's policy loosening has yet to stop the deceleration of investment, consumption and industrial production.
The odds that the US economy will slide into a recession in 2019 are high, standing at about roughly 28%, according to the results of a model used by JP Morgan.
The European Commission sent a letter to Rome on Thursday, querying authorities about the assumptions for economic growth underlying their budget proposals.
Stocks across the Continent retreated on Thursday, with investor sentiment souring following the release of a 'hawkish' set of US central bank meeting minutes the day before.
Spanish bank Santander is the latest bank to come under scrutiny from German prosecutors' probe into alleged tax evasion practices which may have cost the government around €10bn.
A tricky period lies ahead for the US, warned UBS, as Donald Trump’s trade war with China begins to exert a sizeable but passing influence on an economy enjoying multi-decade lows in unemployment and undergoing monetary tightening.
Russia's rouble was recovering from earlier weakness triggered by what analysts labeled a 'hawkish' set of US central bank meeting minutes.
US jobless claims dipped last week, holding near their record lows.
Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region deteriorated less than expected in October, according to a survey released on Thursday.
The UK could be forced to choose between the United States and China when striking trade deals after Brexit, according to reports.
Theresa May said she is open to negotiating a longer Brexit transition period to allow more time to agree to a solution with the EU about the Irish border, with a feared potential cost of £12bn to £15bn.
US President Donald Trump has fired the latest salvo in his increasingly bitter trade war with China by announcing plans to pull out of the United Nation’s Universal Postal Union.
US crude oil stockpiles pushed above their five-year average last week helped by a jump in net imports.
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross claimed that trade talks with China had been put on pause on Wednesday, but denied that the two parties had reached an impasse.
US housing starts fell by more-than-expected last month, dragged lower by those for homes containing five or more family units.
Europe’s leading car producers have warned of surging costs if the UK quits the European Union without a deal, as figures published Wednesday revealed new car registrations had crashed.