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Asian shares plunged on China trade-war fears, and market optimism is ‘hanging by a thread’

A fresh threat of US tariffs against Europe and disappointing manufacturing data tempered the market mood following the US-China trade war truce last weekend.
Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih.

OPEC is stepping in as oil prices send an ominous signal about the global economy

Oil prices were lower following the move by OPEC, a signal that growth concerns have overwhelmed expectations for lower supply.

Oil is being propped up by Middle East tensions after the US used video to blame Iran for tanker attacks

Oil prices on Friday were pushed and pulled between competing drivers of Iran tensions and a supply glut.
Photo of the smoking tanker from the News Agency Of The (IRIB) Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (iribnews)

Oil is surging after a suspected torpedo attack on 2 tankers in the Gulf of Oman

Oil prices jumped at least 3% as traders feared Middle-Eastern tensions could reduce crude supplies.

Oil just tumbled into a bear market. Here’s why Trump’s trade war is to blame.

WTI crude oil is now in a bear market, down 21% from its April high. Analysts say global growth fear is the culprit.

Oil giants are pivoting to plastic, which could backfire amid a growing crackdown

Oil producers such as Saudi Aramco are betting on plastics and chemicals during a backlash against plastic waste.

Oil is nearing its biggest weekly loss this year as demand and trade-war woes combine in a ‘recipe for disaster’

Rising US supply, weakening demand, and US-China trade fears are a "dangerous combination" and adding to trader concerns in oil markets.
Employees push a trolley laden with crates of one kilogram gold bars at the YLG Bullion International Co. headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 10 countries with the biggest piles of gold

The volume of gold bought by central banks in 2018 rose to its highest level since the end of the Gold Standard nearly a half a century ago.

Amid Brexit shambles, Citigroup sees 3 ways to profit in the ‘uninvestable’ UK

"Many investors view the UK as uninvestible. We get it," says Citi analysts, who nevertheless found domestic stocks, commodities, and debt in the UK.