On Wall Street, stocks rose in early trading, boosted by rising commodity prices and gains for Apple. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

European equities edged up, as banks and mining stocks advanced. Italian lenders, among the biggest decliners last week, led gains in the Stoxx Europe(...)

Tesco: its results are out on Wednesday.  Photograph: EPA/WILL OLIVER
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Meetings: Innovation in Medtech conference (Shelbourne Dublin; Telecommunications Graduate Initiative forum (Gibson Hotel, Dubli(...)

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson:  The Mossack Fonseca documents show Gunnlaugsson’s family - unbeknownst to Icelanders - had a big personal stake in the outcome for bank creditors.  KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

On May 15th, 2014, the prime minister of Iceland stood before parliament answering questions about how aggressively his government would sniff out ta(...)

Fyffes climbed 7.9% to €1.50  on Friday as the fruit distributor announced it had moved into the North American mushroom market with the acquisition of Highline Produce.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European equities began the second quarter of 2016 with a slump, as weak oil prices weighed on the shares of major energy companies. This sent stocks(...)

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The Global Tax Policy Conference has a stellar line up of speakers, including what might be described as the world tax triumvirate: OECD’s Pascal Sai(...)

JP Morgan Chase: results on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters
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TODAY Results: Alcoa; Continental Indicators: UK Halifax house price index (December ); US Fed Labour Market Conditions Index (December) Other: Tayl(...)

Attendees visit the Intel booth during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Analysts predict the company will post $2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.  Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Corporate earnings season begins in earnest today when Alcoa, the largest United States aluminium producer, reports results. The company, which has(...)

Ryanair was one of the best performers on the Iseq, finishing up almost 2 per cent. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Equity markets retreated after Thursday’s gains, and investors focused again on the underlying weaknesses in the global economy. Investors showed re(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: airline  ended the day 1 per cent down at €12.55. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose to a one-month high on Friday after making their biggest weekly gain since January as mining stocks gained and hopes grew that (...)

In New York, Apple gave the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 1.2 per cent increase to $126.66. Photographer: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

It was a quiet day of trading yesterday as most markets across continental Europe remained closed for the May Day holiday. The Iseq in Dub(...)