Trump Casts Doubt on Next Round of China Talks
President Trump raised the possibility that trade talks with China could break off again, causing stocks to fall.
Stocks Fall as Trump Says China Meeting Might Not Happen
U.S. stocks fell after President Trump raised the possibility that a meeting with China on trade might be canceled, capping a tumultuous week driven by the trade war and emerging currency fight with Beijing.
Political Gambits Threaten More Economic Upheaval in Europe
In the U.K. and Italy, charismatic right-wing leaders are launching high-risk bids for greater power that entail clashes with the European Union, potentially disrupting their nations' economies and Europe's already faltering growth.
U.K. Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2012 as Brexit Worries Take Toll
The British economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter as uncertainty over the country's planned departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 took its toll on business confidence.
New Fed Rate Pulls Ahead in Race to Replace Libor
Signs are appearing that a reference rate created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is gaining traction as the leading replacement for the discredited Libor rate.
China's Factory-Gate Prices Slip Into Deflation
Producer prices fell into deflation for the first time in three years, as worries over the trade war with the U.S. sapped demand.
Canada Jobless Rate Increase Fuels Rate Cut Talk
Canada's unemployment rate rose in July as the economy unexpectedly shed jobs for a second straight month, fueling speculation over a possible Bank of Canada rate cut later this year.
Fall in Copper Prices Threatens to Drive Metal Shortages
The recent slide in copper prices threatens to limit investment in new mines, which could lead in coming years to sizable shortages of the material critical to manufacturing and renewable-energy projects.
Italian Banks, Long a Drag on Europe, Are Making Good on Bad Loans
Italian banks have made a big leap forward in tackling a crucial problem that has dogged them for years and threatened the stability of the whole eurozone: bad loans.
Japan Posts Surprising Growth, but Global Uncertainty and Tax Bump Loom
Japan is showing that a nasty trade conflict between its two biggest trading partners needn't mean economic deterioration, after its economy posted another strong quarter backed by healthy domestic spending.