Exploration and production-related stocks tumbled after top oil exporter Saudi Arabia cut prices to the US. Brent crude slid to near $82 a barrel – extending losses to a fourth session. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined for a second day, as officials cut growth forecasts for the euro region, and oil companies plunged on tumbling prices for the(...)

Primark owner Associated British Foods posted a 6 per cent rise in 2013-14 earnings, though it cautioned it saw limited opportunity for growth in the (...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

Shoppers at a Primark store in Berlin.

Mark Paul, Business Affairs CorrespondentPrimark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, has struck a deal with the depa(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at a news conference in New York yesterday to announce Ryanair’s pledge to buy up to 200 new Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

European stocks slid for a second day as investors weighed equity valuations and UK shares fell on concerns that Scotland may vote for independence(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. The fast fashion chain helped owner Associated British Foods grow its profits. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rising sales and operating margin at budget fashion chain Penneys, known as Primark in the UK, helped increase full-year profits at is owner Associate(...)

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Amazon.com added 2.5 per cent after the company said it was buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest acquisitions.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Worldwide stock indexes rose yesterday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong US(...)

BoE governor Mark Carney and other officials will give a detailed update on their outlook for the economy next month

The Bank of England held interest rates at their record low on Thursday but the pace of Britain’s recovery looks likely to split its policymakers soon(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the opening of a Primark store at Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany, last week. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Another storming performance from Penneys and Primark prompted owner Associated British Foods to raise its annual earnings guidance on Thursday, after(...)