A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street was higher in early evening trading on Monday, helped by a rise in financial and consumer discretionary stocks.

European shares edged up on Monday after sharp declines in the previous session, with German shares outperforming the broader market after a positive (...)

 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  earlier this year struck an agreement with the European Commission that allows banks to bundle their soured loans into securities for sale, while purchasing a state guarantee for the least-risky portion.  (Photograph: ANGELO CARCONI/EPA)

Italian officials and financial firms agreed to create a multibillion-euro fund to help weakened banks raise capital and unload bad loans, as th(...)

Shares in Italy and Spain, heavily indebted countries that are seen as coming under market pressure if Greece were to leave the euro zone, outperformed

Greek stocks helped push a key pan-European share index to a seven-year high on Wednesday on fresh optimism that Athens would reach an agreement with (...)

CRH gained 0.26% to finish at €17.105. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Better than expected company earnings and a boost for German investor confidence drove increases in most European markets yesterday, although the benc(...)