Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

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)

European markets ended lower again yesterday with banks stock again in focus. US stock indexes also traded lower, as cautious investors doubled down (...)

 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)

After a torrid day on Monday, when €4 billion was wiped off the Irish market, the Iseq fell again in early trading, giving up 1.1 per cent or 63 poin(...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Fruit importer Fyffes added 3.41 per cent to end the day at €1.396

European shares fell on Tuesday as oil dropped again and investors weighed earnings from a number of companies, including BP and UBS. Dealers noted(...)

Wall Street rebounded sharply driven by a set of strong corporate results and recovering crude oil prices, ahead of the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and Apple’s results.

PAMELA NEWENHAM Global markets pulled out of their nosedive after oil prices rebounded on hopes of a cut in production. Heavy falls overnight in Asi(...)

Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)

Dublin’s Iseq tracked the global sell-off and  Ryanair finished the day down 2 per cent at €14.40

European stocks fell to a one-year low as concerns about global growth intensified amid disappointing US data and another precipitous slide in oil pr(...)

Tesco Plc climbed 6.1 percent after reporting its first sales growth in more than four years. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

European stocks fell, snapping a two-day rebound, amid renewed concern about global-growth prospects. The Stoxx Europe 600 declined 1.5 per cent at t(...)

The price of copper, of which China is a major consumer, rebounded off the lowest point in almost six years, with mining stocks Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto all gaining about 4 per cent. Photograph: Ariel Marinkovic/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose yesterday but ended off their highs after profit-taking by investors and after a rise in US crude oil inventories added to conce(...)