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Euro zone business growth stayed weak in June as optimism wanes

21 Jun 2019

LONDON Euro zone business activity picked up a touch this month but worries about slowing global growth and the impact of spreading trade conflict meant firms were at their least optimistic in nearly five years, a survey showed.

RPT-Euro zone business growth picked up in June, still weak - flash PMIs

21 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 21 Euro zone business activity picked up a touch this month but firms were at their least optimistic in nearly five years as they worried about slowing global growth and the impact of trade wars, a survey showed.

Rising oil prices add to global economic strife

14 Jun 2019

LONDON Escalating tension in the Middle East is driving up oil prices, a huge import cost for many economies, putting more strain on global growth already hurt by the trade war being waged by U.S. President Donald Trump and weakening consumer confidence.

Chance of disorderly Brexit jumps; eventual free trade deal still likely - Reuters poll

14 Jun 2019

LONDON The likelihood Britain and the European Union part ways without a deal has jumped in the past month, according to economists in a Reuters poll, as most candidates jockeying to take over as prime minister appear to have adopted a hard line stance.

Sterling to slide on no-deal Brexit - Reuters poll

06 Jun 2019

LONDON Sterling would weaken considerably against both the dollar and euro if Britain left the European Union without a deal, according to strategists in a Reuters poll, with many saying the pound could reach parity with the common currency.

Global recession fears grow as factory activity shrinks

05 Jun 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON/HONG KONG Factory activity slowed in the United States, Europe and Asia last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on policymakers to step up support. | Video

GLOBAL ECONOMY-Global recession fears grow as factory activity shrinks

03 Jun 2019

* Trade tensions flare up; global economy could face recession

Euro zone factory downturn deepened in May: PMI

03 Jun 2019

LONDON, Manufacturing activity in the euro zone contracted for a fourth month in May, and at a faster pace, as the U.S.-China trade war, slumping automotive demand, Brexit and wider geopolitical uncertainty took their toll, a survey showed.

Global stocks to keep climbing but trade war a major hurdle - Reuters poll

30 May 2019

LONDON Global stocks will continue their march to higher ground but an escalation of the U.S.-China trade war poses the biggest risk, Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around the world found.

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