Investors show optimism on trade ahead of US jobs report – business live

Rolling coverage of business, economics and markets as markets await non-farm payrolls dataRiskier assets gain after trade war and US data give positive signal US non-farm payrolls in focus at 1:30pm BST amid Fed conundrum German industrial production…

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Australian GDP figures: economic fundamentals are strong says Frydenberg – business live

After data shows the economy growing at its slowest rate since 2009, the treasurer says Australia is ‘resilient’. Follow all the reaction and developments live 6.47am BST For an in-depth examination of the GDP numbers, look no further than this column…

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RBA interest rate decision: Reserve Bank keeps Australian cash rate on hold – business live

Sales fell 0.1% in July, pointing to weaker GDP numbers tomorrow. Follow here for all the developments after Australian interest rates kept on hold 6.04am BST Back in Australia the judgments on Governor Lowe and his fellow board members are rolling in….

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Brexit will blind Britain to global initiatives for recovery | Phillip Inman

As countries turn inwards, ideas such as a cryptocurrency to reduce global dependence on the dollar are being lostUnless Britain leaves the European Union’s single market and customs union, the Brexit party will cry foul. As long as the Brexit party ex…

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