Germany drew ever closer to its political goal of forming a grand coalition on Sunday, but the news failed to ignite market confidence across Europe as global investors looked Stateswards at the potential impact of the US government shutdown
A couple of the world's biggest central banks are in action this week as monetary policy meetings at both Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank deliver decisions on Tuesday and Thursday respectively
The latest retail sales figures have highlighted changing consumer behaviour – with the Black Friday phenomenon making a big impact on UK consumer behaviour.
The dollar is looking weak against other currencies as US government is facing its first shutdown in four years, say analysts. Democrat senators appear poised to block the latest funding bill to keep the government running.
Britian's housing market received a double dose of gloom on Thursday as estate agent Countrywide warned of lower than expected full-year earnings, while UK chartered surveyors reported worsening demand for homes
China's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in 2017 despite measures by the government that were expected to have slowed growth in the fourth quarter, official data showed on Thursday
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan is to be hauled in front of MPs later this month to answer questions on the lender’s treatment of small businesses after yet more damning details of the scandal emerged.
Monthly inflation in the eurozone rose by more than expected in December, but the annual headline rate fell, lending weight to the European Central Bank's current monetary policy stance
German consumer prices dipped in December as a fall in the prices of household energy kept a lid on inflation at the end of 2017
The euro rose above $1.22 versus the dollar for the first time since late 2014 on Monday as investors raised their expectations that the European Central Bank will be forced to tighten monetary policy sooner than current forecasts