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China moves to phase out single-use plastics

China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, the state planner said on Sunday, as it seeks to tackle one of the country's biggest environmental problems.

FTSE 100 hits five-month high on China GDP and weak pound

London's FTSE 100 rose to a more than five-month high on Friday as China's economic growth met expectations and the pound slid after weak British retail sales raised the prospect of an imminent interest rate cut by the Bank of England.

U.S.-China trade deal to ease global uncertainty -IMF chief

The signing of a Phase 1 trade agreement between the United States and China will reduce - but not eliminate - uncertainty that has dampened global economic growth, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday.

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