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No-Deal Brexit Would Slam German Growth in 2020

Britain quitting the European Union without a deal on October 31 would deal a harsh blow to Germany's already stuttering economy in 2020, leading think-tanks said in Berlin Wednesday.

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Hong Kong's August Retail Sales Hammered by Summer of Rage

Strife-torn Hong Kong has suffered a record slump in retail sales, data showed Wednesday, as the city reels from four months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests.

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Global Sell-Off Accelerates on Weak U.S. Data

European stock markets tumbled on Wednesday after worse-than-expected U.S. data revived worries about the impact of the trade war on the global economy.

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EU Will 'Firmly Defend' Interests against U.S. Airbus Tariffs

The European Union warned Washington on Tuesday that the bloc would retaliate if the U.S. slaps tariffs against EU exports, as a 15-year long Airbus-Boeing row neared its climax.

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Boeing Still Eyes 737 MAX Return in 4Q

Boeing continues to target the fourth quarter for regulatory approval to return the 737 MAX to service after two deadly crashes, a spokesman said Tuesday. 

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Thomas Cook France Placed in Receivership, 780 Jobs at Risk

The French arm of the bankrupt British tour operator Thomas Cook said Tuesday that a commercial court had placed it in receivership, and that "several serious candidates" had already shown interest in buying the company.

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Firms in Cuba Running Afoul of US Banking Squeeze

The bank used by a Swiss NGO operating in Cuba has refused to handle any more transfers to Havana over fears of US sanctions, a concern replicated across the international financial system when dealing with the communist-run island.

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Fitch Downgrades Saudi Credit Ratings over Military Tensions

Fitch Ratings on Monday downgraded Saudi Arabia's credit rating by one notch, citing "rising geopolitical and military tensions in the Gulf region" after unprecedented attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

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Turkey Shrugs off Thomas Cook Collapse amid Booming Investment

Turkey's tourism minister said Friday he was unconcerned by the collapse of British tour operator Thomas Cook as he unveiled ambitious plans to make the country one of the world's top holiday destinations.

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Asian Markets Fall as Trump Impeachment Saga Hits Sentiment

Asian markets fell Friday following declines on Wall Street as the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump weighed on sentiment.

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