Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

Ryanair also performed badly, falling 4.28 per cent to €13.19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day yesterday, sliding towards two-year lows as worries lingered over global growth and as the scandal(...)

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average surged 7.7 per cent, gaining more than 1,300 points, as sentiment was bolstered by  rallies on Wall Street and optimism on China economy. Photograph: . Franck Robichon/EPA

Global markets continued to respond to positive developments in China. In the US, stocks struggled to add to their second best rally of the year, even(...)

All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

BHP Billiton’s  copper/uranium/gold/silver processing plant near the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. File photograph: AFP Photo/ BHP Billiton

Shares in BHP Billiton jumped more than 6 per cent on Tuesday after the Anglo-Australian miner pledged to protect its progressive dividend policy desp(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq slumped by 1.2 per cent as a worsening rout in emerging markets and a plunge in oil sparked a broad selloff in US and European stocks. Conce(...)

Ryanair was strong again on Tuesday, adding 17 cent, or 1.4 per cent to close at €12.88. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

A sell-off in mining and energy stocks weighed on markets across the globe on Tuesday, against a background of continuing uncertainty in China. Marke(...)

Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

Skyscrapers in the City of London. The FTSE extended recent declines on Monday as continued weakness in metals prices saw mining shares hit multi-year lows. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Britain’s top share index extended recent declines on Monday as continued weakness in metals prices saw mining shares hit multi-year lows. Britain’s (...)