China warns US over tariffs, as emerging market fears grow – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as emerging market shares and currencies slide

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US trade deficit hits five-month high, as emerging markets slide – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as America’s trade gap with the rest of the world widens

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Markets wary as US-China trade talks end without breakthrough – as it happened

Trade row between world’s two biggest economies rumbles on; US central bankers defend Federal Reserve’s independence after Trump criticisms

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Markets rattled as Trump escalates China trade war with tariffs on $200bn of imports – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as America begins process of imposing 10% tariffs on thousands more products from China

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Tariff fears drag markets down as EU and Trump trade blows – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as US president says Europe is “possibly as bad as China”, and EU threatens tariffs on more American goods

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US inflation hits six-year high; UK wage growth slows – business live

Pay growth has fallen to 2.8% per year, but the employment rate is the highest since records began

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Europe threatens tariffs on US peanut butter and orange juice as trade war looms – business live

The EC has drawn up a list of American products to target if Donald Trump doesn’t back down over steel tariffs

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Markets fall as Trump says trade wars are ‘good and easy to win’ – business live

Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports have caused international criticism, and sent markets sliding

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US unemployment claims hit 48-year low as factory growth surges – as it happened

Strong jobless and manufacturing data suggest America’s economy remains solid.

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FTSE 100 hits record high as global markets celebrate $9tn year – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as investors count their profits on the final trading day of 2017

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FTSE 100 hits record high; Bitcoin falls as South Korea announces crackdown – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as South Korea pledges new regulations on cryptocurrency trading

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US GDP: America beats forecasts with 3% annualised growth – business live

Rolling coverage of a crucial growth report on the US economy, after strong results from America’s tech giants cheer the markets

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World stock markets hit record highs as Japan and Spain rally – business live

The MSCI All-Country index is at a new peak, as Spain’s IBEX rebounds and Japan’s Nikkei hits its highest level since 1996

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World’s wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom

Only a tiny number of super-rich families lost money last year, and three in four increased their fortunes, research finds

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