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A man stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hefei, Anhui province, in China.

World stocks are slumping as bad economic data point to a global slowdown

Asian, European and US stocks fell on Thursday as weak German, French, and South Korean data offset earnings beats by Microsoft and Facebook.
The Charging Bull statue, also known as the Wall St. Bull, is seen in the financial district of New York City

US stocks rally again to record highs as earnings smash expectations — ‘Is it different this time?’

Better-than-expected earnings unleashed a wave of optimism in the US, sending the S&P 500 to its "third big high." Asia and Europe weren't as upbeat.

Oil prices soar after Trump tightens his squeeze on Iran, while Tehran threatens to close one of the world’s most important shipping lanes in re...

Oil prices hit a six-month high after the White House decided not to renew waivers due to expire in May for Iranian crude buyers.

Germany’s economy is flashing yet another ‘grim’ warning after more weak data and a slump in demand

Weak manufacturing data and lower growth forecasts are signalling major weakness in Germany.

China’s strong data sparks major stock rally with economic stimulus ‘bearing fruit’

Global stock markets were broadly higher Wednesday after China released positive GDP, industrial, retail and investment data.

‘The slowdown story is a complication’ — Global stocks are down after central banks warn on growth

Asian and European stocks and US futures fell on Thursday after central banks stoked growth fears and Theresa May agreed a six-month delay to Brexit.
It's a car crash for German manufacturing.

German manufacturing just slumped to the lowest level since the financial crisis — and it’s a major warning sign for the global economy

German PMI data slumped to its lowest levels since the financial crisis showcasing the growing problems at the heart of the country's economy.
Shipping containers are seen piled up at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province December 10, 2013.

A data point seen as the bellweather for global trade just tanked — and ‘the floor is not yet in sight’

South Korea's 20-day exports, seen as a canary in the coal mine for the global economy, dropped 5%. Exports to China and Japan fell by more than 10%.

UBS’ CEO warns this is ‘one of the worst’ markets in years

UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti blamed a terrible market backdrop for lower investment banking and global wealth management revenues in the first quarter.