The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.
Sweden's central bank became the latest central bank to shift towards a more 'dovish' policy bias on Thursday.
The Chinese government is set to present its Belt and Road trade initiative to world leaders at a gathering in Beijing starting on Thursday.
Orders for goods made to last more than three years jumped last month, amid widespread increases in those for transportation equipment.
Former US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his third bid for the Democratic nomination to run for President in a video in which he criticised President Trump and stated that "everything that has made America America, is at stake".
Rate-setters in Ankara stopped holding out the possibility of further interest rate hikes, sending the Turkish lira sharply lower.
Global output growth will continue but at a slower pace than that seen over the last two years, according to one of the country's top think-tanks, who also said that the economic cycle had now peaked.
US social media company Twitter revealed its latest tool to combat agents trying to mislead voters in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament.
America's top trade negotiators will travel to Beijing next Tuesday with a view to having a draft deal in place by May.
League leader Matteo Salvini blocked measures aimed at transferring part of the City of Rome's debt repayment burden to the central government, setting up a likely showdown with his party's coalition partner, the Five Star Movement, which governs in the capital.
German business sentiment unexpectedly deteriorated in April, according to a widely-followed survey released on Wednesday.
A criminal investigation over accounting fraud carried out inside British Telecom’s Italian branch has revealed the scam was linked to senior executives in London.
Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in early June that will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II despite the risks of public protests kicking off again as they did during his last visit.
Sales of new US single-family homes unexpectedly rose in March, according to data released by the Commerce Department.
German investor Aquila is considering the London Stock Exchange as a potential venue for a market listing of its renewable energy fund within the next two months.
Analysts at Barclays Research said Washington's decision to "tighten" the screws on Iran would do the same to the oil market, posing a "material" risk to their 2019 oil price forecasts, while increasing the odds of a potential conflict in the Middle East, but not for the longer term.
Oil prices rose on Monday after the US announced that countries trading with Tehran must end all imports of crude from Iran or face sanctions.
Police have cleared the remaining Extinction Rebellion activists from Waterloo Bridge in London as the number of arrests rose to almost 1,000 protesters.
Factory activity in the US mid-Atlantic region slowed in April, according to the results of one of the most closely-followed surveys covering the sector.
The American consumer recovered the spring in his step last month, with retail sales rising at their fastest clip since September 2017 as they splashed out on cars and at gasoline stations in particular.