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(...)