UK deficit rises; gold hits six-year high; Trump blasts Fed – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as gold bullion prices burst through $1,450 per ounce and the UK’s budget deficit swells

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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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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; 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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