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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UK GDP: official data to show economy flatlined in second quarter – business live

Average prediction shows 0% economic growth between April and June 8.32am BST WPP is the biggest riser on the on the FTSE 100, up by 7% today after it reported better than expected results.Boss Mark Read has launched a three-year plan to put the busine…

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Pound hits two-year low after UK economy contracts in second quarter – business live

GDP shrank by 0.2% in the second quarter amid manufacturing slumpRecession fears grow as UK economy shrinks on back of Brexit chaosSchoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices1MDB: Malaysia files charges against 17 current and…

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The US economic recovery is far from being a world record | Jeffrey Frankel

It uses different rules to other countries to measure business cycles and recessionsThis month marks the tenth full year of the US economic recovery that began in June 2009. Back then, a “trough” in business activity signified the end of the Great Rece…

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Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault to reshape car industry

Deal would create world’s third-largest automaker and ‘save €5bn a year’ by sharing researchFiat Chrysler has proposed a merger with France’s Renault that would create the world’s third-largest carmaker and save billions needed to invest in the race to…

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Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault to reshape car industry

Deal would create world’s third-largest automaker and ‘save €5bn a year’ by sharing researchFiat Chrysler has proposed a merger with France’s Renault that would create the world’s third-largest carmaker and save billions needed to invest in the race to…

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