Reuters

IMF warns of Asia’s darkening growth outlook as trade war bites

Asian nations face heightening risks to their economic outlooks as the US-China trade war. The IMF slashed China's growth forecast to 6.1% for this...

Oil ticks up as rising crude stocks are offset by products demand

Oil prices rose slightly on Friday as concern over an economic slowdown in China, the world's biggest oil consumer. Erasing earlier losses, global benchmark...

Copper climbs on Chinese property, infrastructure gains

Copper prices gained on Friday after positive Chinese data on property and infrastructure growth. Industrial metals prices were volatile after China's economic growth slowed...

Germany’s Scholz urges EU to avoid escalation in US-EU trade disputes

Olaf Scholz on Friday said European Union officials were working intensively behind the scenes to hammer out a trade agreement with the United States...

Erdogan says Syria offensive will continue if truce deal not fully implemented

Turkey will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the United States. Erdogan also told journalists that...

White House says ceasefire will ‘takes time’ at Syria-Turkey border

Implementing a ceasefire will take time, a White House spokeswoman said on Friday as machine-gun fire. Asked about the fighting in the region despite...

Asia Gold-Price dip lures some Indian buyers as festival approaches

Gold discounts in India narrowed to a four-month low this week as some consumers took advantage of a modest dip in domestic prices. Gold...

Britain will lose out from exiting single market: Merkel

Angela Merkel said Britain would become a competitor after Brexit and that its exit from the European Union would see it losing out. Great...

EU’s Juncker says blocking membership for North Macedonia and Albania ‘a historic error’

European Union's failure to agree on starting talks with North Macedonia and Albania. the veto at an EU summit on starting accession talks with...

Turkish lira firms nearly 1pc against dollar after Turkey-US deal on Syria

 Turkey's lira firmed nearly 1pc against the dollar on Friday. The currency had been under pressure due to a deterioration of ties between Ankara...