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U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war.U.S. congressional sources and China experts say Beijing appears especially sensitive to provisions in the Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives

European shares dip, Glencore slides to three-year low

Most European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday amid mixed signals on a U.S.-China "phase-one" trade deal, while a slide in Glencore shares on a bribery investigation tied in with a strong pound to push London's benchmark index to near two-month lows.

Gazing into the recession crystal ball

The protracted trade war between China and the United States and a deteriorating global growth outlook have left investors nervous that the longest expansion in American history is at risk of ending.

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