US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

Gains miss Wall St expectations, but jobless rate dips to 5.1%

US trade contraction adds to global fears

America’s growth has limitations as international economic engine

East Africa emerges as a trade hub

Border restrictions eased to aid trade flows, but ‘sleeping giants’ hold Africa back

Faceless hooded anonymous computer hacker with programming digital code from monitor

States use hackers to do cyber dirty work

Western defence officials warn of rise of online privateers

Jobs figures do little to ease Fed angst

Chance of September rise is still roughly a 1 in 3 shot, according to futures market

Jobs data heighten market influence on Fed

Timing of central bank decision to tighten monetary policy still wide open

Policymakers must face climate threat

Disagreements over environment stem from different ethical stances, writes Martin Rees

Replication problems

Too little reproducibility in science; too much in politics

Climate change talks inch towards deal

The question of how to help people displaced by the extreme weather remains problematic

Inflation risk neglected by smug markets

Modest uptick in price pressures may have seismic impact

Draghi hands markets a gift

ECB stands ready to bolster €60bn per month QE programme

Downbeat Draghi ready to beef up QE

ECB downgrades eurozone growth and inflation projections

Threat of further outflows as China slows

Prospect of a Fed rate rise adds extra worry amid market jitters

Krona jumps after Sweden holds rates

Euro falls after Draghi talks of “downside risks” to growth

As it happened – Draghi’s ECB press conference

Central bank holds rates at record low

The $64tn question

Can China catch up with the west (or Korea)?

US jobs data crucial to Fed rate decision

Friday morning’s labour market report seen an important gauge of the health of America’s recovery

UK services sector growth disappoints

PMI result a setback for prospects of strong third-quarter growth