US consumer sentiment deteriorated a touch in January, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.
Economic activity in China at the end of 2019 execeded forecasts, but some economists said that it was too soon to sound the 'all clear'.
Brussels's Brexit spokesman said on Friday that the UK had ruled out the option of automatically deporting citizens from the European Union that did not apply for settled status after Brexit.
Homebuilding activity in the States blew the doors of economists' forecasts in December, but economists were quick to point out that such strength was just not sustainable and some of the underlying data appeared to point in that direction too.
UK retail sales unexpectedly fell in December, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Friday, adding weight to expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England this month.
Top multinationals such as BMW, Microsoft and Apple called on the European Union to prevent patent trolls that buy patents to make a profit through licences or lawsuits.
A key lead indicator for the US manufacturing sector got off to a flying start in 2019, although the details of the survey were perhaps not quite as strong as they appeared to be at first glance.
Retail sales in the US grew more quickly than expected last month, although according to some economists, the details of the report pointed to household spending coming off the boil.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, according to figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.
The US and China on Wednesday signed an agreement in the first phase of a deal designed to ease the long-running trade war between the two countries.
The US House of Representatives sent articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, charging him with of abuse of power and obstructing a Congress investigation.
Greater political clarity following December’s general election has helped boost sentiment across the UK’s property market, a key survey showed on Thursday.
The long-awaited phase one trade deal between the US and China is set to be signed on Wednesday although some reports that it might have less of an impact on financial markets than expected.
Prices in the UK housing market gathered pace in the build-up to the general election, with those in the capital ticking upwards for the first time after nearly two years of weak growth.
A closely-followed gauge of factory sector conditions in the jurisdiction on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York continued to outperform national manufacturing sector gauges like that from the Institute for Supply Management.
Producer prices in the States rose a tad less quickly than anticipated last month due to the drag from trade services prices.
British Airways owner IAG has complained to the European Union about the UK government’s decision to rescue struggling regional carrier Flybe.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made a veiled threat to the US and the European Union on local TV on Wednesday, blaming them for what he said were their multiple failures in upholding the 2015 nuclear agreement and because of their military presence in the Middle East.
Low-income households have seen a sharp rise in their debt since the financial crisis and could be too exposed to financial shocks, warned the Resolution Foundation in a new report on Wednesday.
Eurozone industrial production rose less than expected in November, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.