In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

New data indicating strength in the US economy helped major US, European and pan-world stock indexes to pare losses. Photograph: Reuters

Global equity markets tumbled again yesterday as investors continued to worry about world growth and on fears that Europe’s debt crisis was waking up (...)

Dalata rose 0.7 per cent on confirmation it has acquired Whites of Wexford Hotel (pictured) and the Clayton Hotel.

The Iseq index of Irish shares followed other markets down as shares suffered their biggest losses in years and the dollar slumped yesterday after the(...)

Holcim and Lafarge are selling assets as part of their merger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Indian billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla, owner of India’s biggest cement maker, is among bidders weighing offers for all the assets being sold by Holc(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive, should stand by his “fad-driven” analysis. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

“We forgot the core principle of CRH, which is that we used to make businesses better. We will never again go down the road of buying market trends an(...)

In London, airline stocks such as British Airways owner IAG, easyJet, cruise operator Carnival, tour operator TUI Travel and Intercontinental Hotels Group were among the top decliners on the FTSE 100 index. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Global equities prices fell yesterday and oil slipped to near 27-month lows as the International Monetary Fund cut its outlook for global growth and (...)

EasyJet rallied 6.4 per cent to 1,459 pence sterling in London. The airline said it expects to report pretax profit of at least £575 million for the year ended September 30th. In Dublin, Ryanair added 2.52 per cent to close at €7.597. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

European stocks rebounded yesterday on better-than-expected jobs news from the US. Disappointment with the European Central Bank’s asset-buying(...)

Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

European stocks plunged the most in more than 15 months on concern the European Central Bank’s asset-buying programme won’t be enough to boost inflat(...)

Banana importer Fyffes surged 2.34 per cent to €1.095 following news it and Chiquita Brands International have agreed new terms for an all-share merger. Photograpr: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Stocks rose yesterday as positive news on the US economy sparked hopes it would lift Europe. Data from Washington’s commerce department showed that U(...)