Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Aer Lingus: shares in the national airline closed up 2 per cent to €2.47 while Ryanair also ended the week up 2 per cent to €12.44

Global markets signalled growing faith in Greece’s ability to clinch a bailout as US and European stocks climbed and the euro jumped the most against(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City. Sterling jumped the most since 2009 against the euro, and climbed at least 0.9 per cent versus its 16 major peers. Photograph:  Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

The FTSE 100 Index surged by as much as 2 per cent on Friday after a better-than-expected election performance for the Conservatives cheered the City(...)

Property experts predict that the Indian Ocean will be the “Atlantic of the next generations”, with the surf-beaten golden sands that stretch north from Mogadishu making excellent holidaying territory for the Asian middle classes, several decades hence. (Photograph: Getty Images)

The best real estate investment in the world today? Beachfront huts in Somalia. That is according to Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health professor (...)

Intel: results on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)

Want to know how someone goes from selling falafels at festivals to running their own rave-reviewed hipster eaterie? Then pop along to Trinity’s Scien(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference to announce the bank’s interest rate decision in Frankfurt, Germany last month. Markets don’t expect Mr Draghi to decrease rates on Thursday. ( Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

The European Central Bank slashed its forecasts for growth and inflation over the next two years, saying the outlook had deteriorated since its last s(...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

JD Wetherspoon: results on Friday
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TODAY Results: Green REIT; Escher. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Sep); German trade balance (Jul); Chinese trade balance (Aug);(...)