UK net trade, the gap between exports and imports, took a record 1.5 percentage points off quarterly growth. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters.
A Swiss court has convicted a former HSBC worker of economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in jail. Herve Falciani was on trial for leaking bank data that led to tax evasion probes worldwide against prominent clients with accounts in ...
Many mom-and-pops are rolling out the red carpet for customers and offering big discounts on specialty, locally made or one-of-a-kind goods.
Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, though it wasn't enough to derail the first weekly rise for metals like copper and zinc since early October.
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