Britain’s top share index closed at a fresh year high after a rally in the price of oil spurred gains in commodity-related stocks

European shares rose in late trading on Wednesday, hitting another three-month high, as a rebound in oil buoyed energy stocks. However, the Irish mar(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

Marks & Spencer: the retailer rose today, extending a rally from yesterday when its results beat forecasts

Global equity markets bounced, paced by a jump in oil prices today, but were still on track for a weekly decline. The Iseq rose as stocks on Wall St(...)

German factory orders fell unexpectedly by 1.2 per cent month-on-month in February, a sign that a global slowdown is weighing on the economy. Photograph: iStockPhoto

European stocks fell on Tuesday to their lowest level in over a month as weaker-than-expected German economic data ignited investor concerns about th(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street inched up in quiet trading, helped by energy stocks, as a tumultuous quarter draws to a close.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks extended their third quarterly drop in four to wrap up what has been the worst start to a year since the financial crisis. Wall Str(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals plunged as much as 42 per cent to the lowest since 2011 after cutting its sales forecast. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Global stocks dropped on Tuesday as the biggest two-day slide for commodity prices in a month reminded investors of the financial-market turmoil that (...)

Iron ore mine in Western Australia: China’s February trade performance was far weaker than economists had expected, with exports tumbling the most in more than six years. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

European shares slipped yesterday as poor data from China hit miners and industrial metals. China’s February trade performance was far weaker than e(...)

Building materials group CRH declined in line with rivals, falling roughly 3 per cent, to €22.42

Stocks across the globe fell the most in three weeks yesterday, tracking oil prices lower, while the first contraction in the US services sector since(...)

Japan’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 per cent and Australia’s commodity-rich S&P/ASX 200 shed 2.1 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.2 per cent though, on the mainland, China’s Shanghai Composite was an outlier with an advance of 0.9 per cent as infrastructure shares firmed on hopes for more investment by Beijing.

European stocks are retreating following a soft Asian session as markets remain in thrall to oil prices. The price of Brent crude, the international (...)