Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany February 9, 2016. Frankfurt’s bourse traders follow a long tradition by wearing carnival costumes on Shrove Tuesday. (Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

(...) negative territory for the first time ever. Japan’s Nikkei nosedived 5.4 per cent. Global markets were also(...)

John Cryan, co-chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank told employees that the bank is “rock solid” seeking to reassure markets after a plunge in the shares.  (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

(...) to employees, seeking to reassure markets after a plunge in the shares. Cryan said he isn(...)

Coca-Cola Co reported an 8 per cent fall in quarterly net revenue, as a strong dollar once again reduced the value of sales from outside the United States. (Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

(...) markets. The soda maker also was helped by low commodity costs, even as some overseas economies showed(...)

 Signs of a global economic slowdown have hit world stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking system. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

(...) stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking(...)

A specialist trader looks at his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

(...) just half that. Markets suffered three disastrous years during that period, in 2001, 2002 and 2008(...)

Sightseers stand on an observation platform as skyscrapers sit illuminated on the city skyline at night in Frankfurt, Germany. The spike in domestic demand has so far helped Germany’s traditionally export-oriented economy cope with an emerging markets slowdown.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

(...)-oriented economy, which is facing a slowdown in emerging markets as well as some signs the US economy may be(...)

A worker walks on oil pipes at a refinery. Photograph: Reuters/files

(...) hit by a drop in US equity markets amid persistent fears about the global economic slowdown. But on(...)

Rioters throw bricks at police in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

(...) and street markets, was temporarily shut. Around Chinese New Year, street stalls spring up around the(...)

Asian stock markets were scorched overnight after a torrid day of trading in US markets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its most precious since June. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank(...)

Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

(...) assets, and a hefty share across each of its markets. It is number one in the individual pensions(...)