Financial traders work at their desks underneath a display of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany

European shares steadied near three month highs on Friday, with a benchmark index set for its best week in a month, though the rally was held in check(...)

Perils of protest: Not only does Catalonia risk leaving the euro, it could could also see FC Barcelona barred from playing in the Spanish league. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia would be excluded from the European Union if it broke away from Spain, according to opponents of the region’s independence drive. They also (...)

Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Banana importer Fyffes rose 2.04 per cent to close at €1.102 after negotiating the first regulatory hurdle facing its proposed merger with rival Chiquita

European stocks declined from a six-year high as a report showing lower-than-estimated inflation in the euro area prompted investors to weigh the o(...)

Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras saw the steepest vehicle volume fall of 9 per cent, while Portugal’s Brisa and Italy’s Atlantia reported 6.3 per cent and 2.6 per cent drops respectively. Photograph: Brisa

Toll traffic is declining across southern Europe as economic austerity forces cost-conscious drivers off the roads.Road charging companies in Spain, P(...)

Abertis Infraestructuras has agreed to sell airports in Sweden and Northern Ireland  to US-based ADC and HAS Airports Worldwide.

Spain’s Abertis Infraestructuras has agreed to sell airports in Sweden and Northern Ireland together with a management contract at the world’s busiest(...)