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The global economy is wobbling and whether it topples over is the big question in financial markets, executive suites and the corridors of power.
Household wealth excluding property in the world's 53 largest countries fell slightly last year, in a first since the financial crisis of 2008, German insurance giant Allianz has said.
Another day, another round of bad news highlighting the risk that the global economy is headed for a serious downturn.
The risk of a recession will only escalate if tariff threats that the US has used in its engagements with countries like China and Mexico escalate, says an economist.
China blamed Washington for wrecking trade talks and insisted the US must alter its 'wrong practices' before negotiations can resume, leaving the next move to President Donald Trump as financial markets slump amid prospects for a prolonged dispute.
President Xi Jinping says US-China trade talks would continue next week in Washington, as the two sides race to reach a deal that would avert a tariff increase on Chinese goods.
The Swiss ski resort of Davos is about to become a refuge for politicians and executives seeking respite from a 2019 that’s mere weeks old and already proving turbulent.
China's factory activity contracted for the first time in over two years in December, highlighting the challenges facing Beijing as it seeks to end a bruising trade war with Washington.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May headed to the Group of 20 summit in Argentina with a message for world leaders: Her Brexit deal is good for the global economy.
The Goldman Sachs Group says gold is benefitting as stocks slide and investors fret more about the possibility that the US economy may tumble back into recession.
The United States won approval on Wednesday to slap import tariffs on $7.5bn worth of European goods over illegal EU subsidies handed to Airbus, threatening to trigger a tit-for-tat transatlantic trade war as the global economy falters.
China and the US announced that face-to-face negotiations aimed at ending their tariff war will be held in Washington in the coming weeks, amid skepticism on both sides that any substantive progress can be made.
World stock markets have wavered on news that China's economy grew at its weakest pace in nearly three decades, hit by the US trade war.
The European Union vowed to reject any US push to curb imports of EU cars and auto parts, highlighting the risk of greater transatlantic trade tensions.
Even in the world's richest countries, the middle class life is "increasingly only a dream for many", says the OECD
With political, business and cultural leaders heading to Davos in Switzerland this week, we take a look at the World Economic Forum.
The World Bank cut its forecast for the global economy as slowing growth in trade and investment and rising interest rates sapped momentum, especially in emerging markets.
Oil prices fell 4% on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts of record US and Russian output combined with a sharp sell-off in stock markets.
Populism is having an impact on global economies and markets, with implications that must be ?understood by investors.
Woken one night by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake at the IMF annual meetings in Bali, global finance chiefs have spent the week assessing the tremors now rippling through the world economy.
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