China steps up threat to restrict rare earths - Amazon is now world's most valuable brand - Games go political
Global trade spats, rising interest rates and Brexit uncertainty have helped most stock indices to their worst year in a decade. Recession fears for 2019 could mean more significant drops, especially for tech stocks.
A "flash crash" saw the yen smash through levels it had held for almost a decade. Apple's revenue cut was the trigger, but unease about global economic and political fundamentals remains the underlying cause.
After Trump reiterated his anti-free trade rhetoric at the G7, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker hit back with a more traditional weaponry known as "the facts." German automakers eye proceedings nervously.
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
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