Stock markets rally as US and China agree…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsUS and China to restart trade talksMeeting expected in early OctoberChinese stocks jump 1% 8.13am BST The changes of a US-China trade deal anytime soon are thin,…

Sterling slides on reports of parliament to be…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: Sterling hit by rumours of proroguing parliamentEarlier:Recession fears mount as US yield curve invertsInvestors: it’s a flashing red lightBrexit dashboard: UK economy falters 9.22am BST The…

HS2 costs and benefits: a search for clear…

Joan Walley, former chair of the environmental audit select committee, and others react to a government review of the high-speed rail projectPhilip Inman asserts that “HS2 has been 15 years in the making and is…

Trade war tensions send China’s yuan to 11-year…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news 8.19am BST Swiss bank UBS is so concerned about the trade war that it is recommending that its clients sell shares.UBS has cut its recommendation on…

How will Britain treat EU citizens after Brexit?…

Conflicting immigration policies being floated by ministers are not just unworkable, they risk causing economic chaosIn Boris Johnson’s first speech to parliament four weeks ago, he made an unambiguous vow to the 3.2 million EU…

A glimmer of hope after the cuts that…

The Heart of Wales line offers rare hope amid the decline of the railways, argue Keith Maton and Margaret Dickinson. Nigel Stapley says Wales as a whole has suffered as part of the United KingdomI…

Gold price hits six-year high as geopolitical crises…

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as asset prices are hit by Argentina currency crash and Hong Kong protestsGold hits $1,523 per ounceAsian markets fall 8.15am BST Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific…