If global markets are unsettled, they have good reason to be so

Last week’s upheavals in bond values were an all-too-rational response to a cocktail of economic troublesEvery year the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts a symposium in the Grand Teton resort of Jackson Hole. Some years, guests have little to d…

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Warning signs for global economy: the countries spooking investors

From the US-China trade war through to the problems affecting Germany, Brazil, the UK and moreStock markets have taken fright over a number of warning signs from key economies, the latest this week being the inversion of the US bond yield curve and new…

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European markets rattled as global recession fears linger

Index of Britain’s top 100 firms at six-month low and oil prices fall 3% to below $58 a barrelStock markets in Europe extended their losing streak on Thursday and oil prices fell 3% to below $58 a barrel as mounting recession concerns continued to hit …

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Gibraltar says it will free oil tanker at centre of Iran row

Territory says Tehran has promised oil is not for Syria, but US is challenging decisionGibraltar’s chief minister has said he will allow a detained Iranian oil tanker to be released after Tehran gave the territory’s government an assurance that it woul…

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What do you do with a derelict Center Parcs? Map out a waste-free world | Holly Dicker

Welcome to BlueCity in Rotterdam, where a collective of 30 small businesses is putting the zero-waste ‘circular economy’ to the testIn an office made from a jigsaw puzzle of reclaimed windows, a single-use fork is being fed into a transparent cube. A h…

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