Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, added 2.1 per cent to €52.11

It was a steady and dull day on the markets yesterday, with little by way of stock-specific news and little by way of economic data to affect sentimen(...)

Delta Air Lines retreated 3 per cent to $27.05. The airline said yesterday it would honour tickets sold at incorrect prices on its website and other booking channels after customers snapped up bargains such as round trips to Hawaii for $6.90. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Despite wafer-thin trading volumes at the Iseq and elsewhere, European stocks rose across the board yesterday, with some bourses now on their longest (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)

Copper miner Antofagasta has paid special dividends in nine of the last 10 years. Photograph: Andrew Quilty

Copper miner Antofagasta dampened hopes of a special dividend for 2013 after posting a drop in first-half profit and forecasting challenging market co(...)

European shares fell in early trading this morning as tensions over Syria increased. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks fell in early trade this morning as unease about the threat of a military strike against Syria prompted some investors to cash in on r(...)

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda  has left a  lending programme unchanged. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Stocks, bonds and commodities fell around the world as Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda left a lending programme unchanged, stoking concern cent(...)