Fed chair Powell promises to protect US economy from trade war – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain’s building sector suffers its worst month in over a yearLatest: Hopes of China and Mexico progressSouth African GDP shrinksUK construction PMI fell last month amid Brexit fearsIntro…

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Stock markets fall amid US-China trade tensions – business live

Chinese media suggests rare earth minerals to be next battleground in dispute with Trump 9.39am BST Quite a striking graph here from the German unemployment data, published earlier.The unemployment rate in the EU’s largest economy rose to 5%, slightly …

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Markets drop sharply as fears of global slowdown intensify

Dow Jones and FTSE 100 slump as eurozone output falls at fastest rate in almost six yearsFinancial markets around the world have dropped sharply amid mounting fears over a slowdown in the global economy, after eurozone factory output fell at the fastes…

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