A top International Monetary Fund official warned central banks that they should stand ready to help should economic growth slow even more rapidly.
Levels of industrial activity in the US were unchanged last month, despite a sharp jump in auto production, held back in part by a large in drop in utilities' output.
US retail sales volumes grew a tad more quickly than expected last month, boosted by sales of automobiles and food and beverage stores.
These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
A top US central bank official said that two interest rate cuts would be consistent with the monetary authority's price stability mandate.
Wholesale price inflation in the States was a tad more muted than anticipated last month with core prices holding steady for a third consecutive month.
Standard&Poor's raised the outlook on oil major BP's long-term A- debt rating from 'neutral' to 'positive', labelling its operating performance "robust" and arguing it would allow the outfit to absorb the impact of its acquisition of some of BHP's assets "without material deterioration in credit metrics".
Bank Rate might be headed towards zero in case of a no-deal Brexit, a top Bank of England official said at the end of the week.
China's foreign trade surplus continued to increase last month as weak domestic demand weighed on the country's imports more than anticipated.
Global fund management group Ashmore saw its assets under management jump again during the fourth quarter of its trading year, albeit by less than expected by some analysts and with market performance accounting for a larger proportion of the improvement than anticipated.
US consumer prices rose a tad more quickly than expected in June amid sharp increases in the prices of used cars and trucks, and apparel.
Initial jobless claims in the US declined more sharply than anticipated over the week covering the 4 July holiday.
Consumer prices in Germany rose more quickly than expected last month, revised data showed.
New homebuyer interest rose across the UK in June for the first time since November 2016, as a more stable trend began to emerge in the UK housing market.
US central bank chairman Jerome Powell signalled on Wednesday that the door was wide open to policy easing, telling lawmakers that there were increased risks bearing down on the US economy from overseas even as price pressures remained muted.
The European Commission has revised down its 2020 growth forecast for the Eurozone, blaming heightened global trade tensions and the threat of a no-deal Brexit.
These were the biggest movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
The UK economy grew in May, reversing earlier declines, as previously stalled car production started to pick up, official figures showed on Wednesday.
Consumer price inflation in the people's Republic of China was steady in June, despite a sharp rise in pork prices in the wake of the wave of Africa swine fever.
The number of people who voluntary left their jobs decreased in May but nevertheless remained near record lows, reflecting still strong job market conditions, although hiring did slip.