Fewer jobs than expected were created in the US during March, but rather than suggesting a burgeoning weak spot in its economy, many believe the slowdown in jobs growth is emblematic of a tightening labour market
The prospect of tougher regulation on both sides of the Atlantic has cast a cloud over the tech stocks that have powered the recent share-price boom. Investors in the FANG companies – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google – may be getting nervous.
AIM describes itself on owner London Stock Exchange's website as "the most successful growth market in the world", and this week the Alternative Investment Market's average market capitalisation hit a record high
The US dollar has been the weakest of the G10 currencies - barring the odd uptick - for about 15 months and has demonstrated that economic strength and interest rate hikes do not necessarily act in support of a currency
Facebook lost more than just face after the story broke on Monday that a firm, Cambridge Analytica, allowed to share user data manipulated it for political ends.
Hegel, the German philosopher, said that periods of happiness are empty pages in history. While peace and tranquility usually bring gains to financial markets, they tend to be slow-building and cyclical - depending on the state of the economy