JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon cautioned of the risk that the US central bank does "too little too slow".
US consumer confidence was steady at the start of December, but their confidence in the outlook ebbed, according to the results of perhaps the most widely-followed survey of American consumer spirits.
The world's major oil producers agreed to slash their output by a tad more than had been expected following two days of talks in Vienna.
US non-farm payrolls rose less than expected last month, while the unemployment rate held steady, according to data released by the Labor Department on Friday.
Prominent pro-Brexit campaigners are reported to be quietly preparing for a second referendum, according to MPs and activists.
House prices dropped much more than expected last month, with annual growth falling to a six-year low as political and economic uncertainty ramped up.
Black Friday failed to lift the UK’s beleaguered high street, research published today showed, with retail sales falling nearly 3% in November.
Overall house price growth will stall in 2019 as the UK gears up to quit the European Union, according to forecasts published on Friday.
In a surprise development, Thursday's meeting of energy ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies adjourned without a final decision on by how much to cut the group's combined crude oil output.
Activity in the US services sector unexpectedly picked up in November, according to data released on Thursday.
America's trade shortfall with the rest of the world widened a tad in October on the back of stronger import demand.
One of the most-closely tracked indicators of conditions in the US jobs market came in just a tad worse-than-expected on Thursday, nevertheless some economists expressed concern.
Restaurants are closing at the rate of more than ten a week in Britain, research published on Thursday showed, as the sector battled over-supply and stiff competition.
Private sector employment in the US rose less than expected in November, according to data released by the ADP on Thursday.
Oil prices slipped on Thursday as comments emerged from the fringes of the meeting of Opec oil-producing nations in Vienna on Thursday.
According to Management Today's annual Britain's Most Admired Companies survey, head of ITV Carolyn McCall and head of GSK Emma Walmsley are the most admired leaders in the country.
Opec is expected to cut production by more than 1m barrels per day when it meets in Vienna on Thursday, providing some respite for under-pressure oil prices.
Sales of new cars fell in November, as supply constraints and faltering consumer confidence put the brakes on the industry.
There will be no recession in 2019, not in the United States or in Europe. This is the message most investment firms have stressed in the presentation of their forecasts for the next year. The general consensus is that, economically, things will continue on track - although they will slow down moderately - and that should end up being reflected in the stock markets.
The services sector saw growth slow to its weakest level for more than two years in November, as concerns over Brexit weighed on the economy and curtailed business and consumer spending.