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(...)

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

A Carlsberg flag flies outside the brewing group’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. Carlsberg, Russia’s biggest brewer, cut its full-year forecasts for revenue and earnings even as quarterly profit beat estimates, causing the shares to slump 3.6 percent. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Trading was relatively flat across most of Europe following two consecutive days of gains. In the US, stocks rose to within five points of an all-t(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. The building materials company’s shares finished down 1.8 per cent at the close yesterday, following the release of the company’s half-yearly figures. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Both European and US stocks made gains yesterday, with Ireland and Iceland the only western countries not to record a positive day’s trading while (...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)

Investors turn away from airlines on the back of concern over oil prices arising from the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined yesterday, after posting a ninth weekly gain in 10, as investors watched developments in Iraq and as euro-zone manufacturing(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during the annual Bankers and Merchants dinner at Mansion House in London. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Interest rates are expected to rise by the end of the year after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that the first hike from the historic low(...)

Banana importer Fyffes rose 2.04 per cent to close at €1.102 after negotiating the first regulatory hurdle facing its proposed merger with rival Chiquita

European stocks declined from a six-year high as a report showing lower-than-estimated inflation in the euro area prompted investors to weigh the o(...)

Patrick Kennedy, chief executive at Paddy Power, announces his retirement. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares closed at a six-year high on solid corporate earnings and the chance of more European Central Bank stimulus. The euro fell to a five-w(...)