The Dow Jones Industrial Average has topped the 26,000 mark for the first time, a new landmark in the Wall Street stock market boom that has gathered pace since the new year.
Global stock markets have ended 2017 on record highs, gaining $9tn (£6.7tn) in value over the year due to a strong worldwide economy, President Donald Trump’s tax cuts and central banks’ go-slow approach to easing financial support.
There is a complacency in the air as we stumble into 2018.
Investors are ignoring warning signs that financial markets could be overheating and consumer debts are rising to unsustainable levels, the global body for central banks has warned in its quarterly financial health check.
The EU is exploring the inclusion of a “punishment clause” in any future trade deal with the UK to allow Brussels to slap tariffs on key British exports to the bloc if the UK government seeks to gain a commercial advantage by lowering regulatory standards.
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president.
Britain and the EU have formally informed members of the World Trade Organisation how they plan to split up the EU’s tariff quotas and farm subsidies after Brexit in a plan already rejected by the White House.
London and Frankfurt will lose out to New York and Singapore unless a free trade deal on financial services after Brexit is agreed, according to leading City businesses.
Central bankers were back in the spotlight this weekend as some of the biggest names gathered in the US ski resort of Jackson Hole.
Pep Guardiola reportedly wants to bring Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry back to the Premier League and Arsenal must be kicking themselves.
Liverpool are edging closer to a record-breaking Premier League title, but Everton fans will be hoping they don't seal the trophy in their back yard.
Tottenham Hotspur are set to be without Heung-Min Son for much of the rest of the campaign.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Timo Werner, but Manchester City appear to have joined the race.
Bayern Munich are reportedly rivalling Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United for Mikel Arteta favourite Bukayo Saka.
Lille's Ligue 1 star Boubakary Soumare is reportedly eyeing a summer move to Jurgen Klopp's Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The big Spaniard turned out for Arsenal's Under-23s on Monday night.
Croatian leaders Dinamo Zagreb are reportedly set to raid Premier League giants Arsenal for highly-rated Robbie Burton.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been Arsenal's most valuable player during these past few seasons.
Leeds United picked up their second win of the calendar year on the weekend.
Shares in Asia Pacific have plunged into bear market territory and wiped billions off the values of companies as one analyst warned that the losses could be a harbinger of a wholesale “capitulation”.
The boss of the International Monetary Fund has defended the Federal Reserve’s interest rate rises as “legitimate and necessary”, after Donald Trump said the central bank had “gone crazy”.