BEIJING (AP) - China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market. Growth in the quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5 percent over a year earlier from the previous quarter's 6.7 percent, official data showed. It was the slowest rate since early 2009.
BEIJING (AP) - Global stocks were mixed Friday after data showed Chinese economic growth slowed more than expected but officials moved to shore up the country's markets. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 11,556 and France's CAC-40 sank 0.8 percent to 5,078. London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,028 and Italy's FTSE MIB dropped 1.3 percent to 18,831 amid concerns about a spat with the EU over the country's budget.
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BRUSSELS (AP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will head home from an inconclusive European Union summit on Brexit to a barrage of criticism that her 27 EU counterparts spared her during the two-day event that ended Thursday..
LONDON (AP) - The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain triggered the two-year timetable to leave the European Union, October's summit of EU leaders was supposed to be the moment a Brexit deal would be agreed on to give parliaments the time to pass it into law ahead of March's departure.
BANGKOK (AP) - Stock markets mostly dipped on Thursday on the news that some policymakers at Federal Reserve think interest rates should continue to be raised until they are slightly restrictive. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX shed 0.1 percent to 11,704 and the CAC 40 in France gained 0.4 percent to 5,163. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent to 7,048. The future contracts for the Dow Jones industrial average and for the S&P 500 were both down 0.4 percent.
MONTREAL (AP) - Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization. He's off to Germany on Friday and Australia next week - a sign of what a leader Canada has become in the global pot industry, and of the reverberations its decision to legalize could have internationally.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is warning his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte not to break the budgetary rules set out by the European Union. Rutte met with Conte at Thursday's EU summit, where Conte is on the defensive for filing a draft budget for 2019 that has a deficit level three times as large as Italy originally promised.
BANGKOK (AP) - Shares fell Thursday in Asia after a retreat on Wall Street driven by sell-offs of technology shares, homebuilders and retailers. A report of weaker Japanese exports in September underscored uncertainties over the outlook for trade.