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Dow ends volatile November with more than 150-point rally on hopes of a US- China trade deal at G-20

Stocks closed a volatile month with strong gains on Friday on renewed bets the U.S. and China could strike a deal on trade. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 199.62 points to close at 25,538.46. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both gained 0.8 percent to close at 2,760.17 and 7,330.54, respectively. Stocks wobbled for most of the session until ... Read More »

Stocks Struggle as Trade Hopes Fade; Pound Rises: Markets Wrap

Stocks in Europe struggled on Monday after Asian shares declined as optimism over a potential U.S.-China trade deal receded. Treasuries climbed, while the pound strengthened ahead of a U.K. cabinet meeting. Automakers and financial services companies were among the biggest decliners in the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, with futures on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 falling alongside those in ... Read More »

Hopes and pitfalls of council business deals

To add to Peter Wilby’s excellent article (The councils turning to risky business, 7 March), the idea of public service is being swept away as local authorities seek to fill the huge gap in income created by the Tory government’s move to abolish central funding by 2020. Many authorities are trading away from their home turf; but the setting up ... Read More »

Syria conflict: Assad hopes for ‘anti-terror ally’ in Trump

Syria’s leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains “cautious in judging him”. Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a “natural ally” if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism. But he said it was “dubious” whether Mr Trump could “live up to his promises”. Mr Trump had ... Read More »