‘Strong economy through 2020’: Trump and advisers insist no looming recession

Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow dispute market indicatorsTariffs are hurting China not US, trade aide insists Donald Trump’s chief trade advisers insisted on Sunday the US is not facing a recession which markets appear to fear and which could cost the p…

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Forget a 2008 Lehman Bros-style crash – this is how a ‘normal’ recession could start | Dan Davies

Current political uncertainty or trade restrictions could shock business confidence, but policymakers are fixated on financeThere’s a hoary old proverb in the financial markets that a crisis happens precisely when the institutional memory of the last c…

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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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Burford Capital replaces finance chief to appease investors

UK-listed litigation financier bows to pressure and demotes CFO after hedge fund criticismBurford Capital is replacing its chairman and finance chief in an effort to appease shareholders after a US hedge fund made allegations of poor governance and mur…

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Inverted curve proves White House has won its battle with the Fed

WeWork may have left it a tad late for its IPO unless the central bank makes a swift and decisive cutWeWork, the loss-making US office rental company, is planning a stock market launch next month to fund its global expansion. All the signs on Wall Stre…

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