Europe's run of poor manufacturing and trade data continued in June.
Trade tensions with US dragging growth
The Japanese equity market has seen net outflows in the past 12 months, with concerns over global growth and the trade war weighing on investor sentiment in the region.
Greater issues at play in Europe
Japanese stocks have more than doubled their returns since December 2012, on the back of Abenomics, but many investors are still not convinced of the sustainability of the rally.
Kitemark for responsible investment should improve industry standards
Stockmarket echoes from history
Polls kick off on 11 April
Accuses Department for International Trade of complacency
Volatile GDP and government shutdown dominating US
The key talking points of last year
Industry Voice: William Davies, Global Head of Equities at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, deconstructs the fear factors for 2019, from trade and interest rates to China, emerging markets and geopolitics.
Negative impact of US tariffs
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) governs the trading relationship between the US, Canada and Mexico.
Up 75% since lows seen in June 2017
'One Belt, One Road'
Ranking of best developed locations
There are many barometers of health for the world economy. However, none is more important than trade, writes Richard Jeffrey, chief economist at Cazenove Capital.
Potential 'association agreement'
A trade war would hurt both the US and China
There are many imbalances around the world, but there are two colossal surpluses and two large deficits which stand out, writes John Redwood, Charles Stanley's chief global strategist.
As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, normally serious and intelligent people seem to have lost a sense of perspective, writes David Coombs, head of multi-asset investments at Rathbones.
As the most exciting US Presidential race in decades reaches its conclusion, three fund managers from Pioneer Investments give their views on the implications for different asset classes.