Taiwan has engaged in live-fire military exercises along its east coast, amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said the pound’s rebound after the Commons vote signals market hope that Brexit can be delayed, but warned over further volatility.
Germany’s economic growth slowed in 2018 to the weakest rate in five years.
China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial.
A Dundee businessman has claimed Scottish companies are missing a huge opportunity by not targeting the burgeoning Chinese market.
Britain’s economy continued to cool in the three months to November as a “steep decline” in manufacturing activity dragged on growth amid increasing Brexit uncertainty.
A website about Skye has been translated into Mandarin in a bid to encourage people from China to visit the island.
The FTSE 100 followed global stock markets higher on Wednesday, buoyed by the conclusion of trade talks between the US and China.
Retailers rose to the top of the FTSE 100 on Thursday following a decent showing from high street chain Next, but it wasn’t enough to lift London’s top flight out of the red.
US stocks tumbled on Thursday with technology companies suffering their worst loss in seven years after Apple reported iPhone sales in China are slumping.