Eurozone economic growth was in the doldrums in May as services weakened and optimism dropped to a near five-year low.
Domestic demand helped the German economy return to growth in the first quarter as manufacturing remained a drag.
The top US business association in China said on Wednesday that half its members faced retaliation by the Chinese government following the escalation of the country's trade conflict with the US.
BT owned EE and Vodafone announced on Wednesday that they won’t offer phones from Huawei when they roll out Britain’s first 5G mobile network next week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping called on his nation's citizens to join him on a "new Long March" on Wednesday, a possible indication that Beijing could be preparing for its trade dispute with Washington to last for an extended period.
Antofagasta said the outlook for copper prices was good despite global trade tensions as the world moves to reduce carbon emissions.
British Steel will be placed into administration on Wednesday, putting 5,000 jobs directly at risk and threatening another 20,000 in the company's supply chain.
BHP said it wanted access to more copper, nickel and oil to take advantage of increasing demand as the miner set out its long-term strategy.
Sales of US existing home sales unexpectedly fell in April, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
A total of 173 footwear manufacturers, importers and retailers in the US have called on the US president to re-think his approach to the trade war with China, describing the recent tariff hike on imports from the People’s Republic as “catastrophic”.
Trump and Google granted Huawei some temporary relief after the former had threatened on Monday to ban US corporates from doing business with the company.
BP’s chairman acknowledged in the Financial Times on Tuesday that the world’s energy consumption is on “an unsustainable path”.
Commodity prices were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over the stalemate in US-China trade talks engulfed technology shares across the globe after Washington threatened, last Friday, to cut off Chinese tech champion Huawei's access to US-made components.
Trump warned Iran to stop threatening the US and not to contemplate instigating a conflict or it would “end” the Islamic Republic.
It will take Ocado two years to rebuild the distribution centre that was destroyed in a fire in February 2019, leaving roughly 400 jobs at risk.
Americans were in much more buoyant spirits than believed in early May, although the potential impact on sentiment from the breakdown in trade talks between the US and China had yet to be seen, according to the results of a closely-followed survey.
Economists at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch cut their forecasts for the rate of growth in Britain's economy for this year and next, predicting that the uncertainty around Brexit will last for longer and that the US-China trade war will escalate.
The European Central Bank could face loses over the bonds it holds from Spanish company Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion (DIA) as LetterOne battles Santander bank to recapitalise the retailer.
Eurozone inflation picked up in line with expectations in April, as prices rose in the services sector.
Alba Mineral Resources said it had started drilling at its base metals project in the Republic of Ireland.