Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold: he said the company is delighted to get the opportunity to buy CR Laurence this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

According to CRH chief executive Albert Manifold, the building materials giant played a long game to acquire the Los Angeles-headquartered glazing bus(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive, CRH, said that the group’s acquisition of CRL is an “excellent operational fit” with the group’s US building envelope business.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

CRH, the building materials giant, believes it is on the cusp of a 10-year cycle of growth, as the company cheered investors with a strong interim res(...)

All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Wednesday that a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month seems less appropriate given the recent global market turmoil has increased the risks to the US economy. (Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Britain’s top share index rose on Thursday, recouping the previous session’s fall, as hopes of lower rates for longer from the Federal Reserve help(...)

CRH is responsible for 15 per cent of the €129.8 billion total market capitalisation of Iseq-listed companies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Oh, but how the Iseq index of the Irish Stock Exchange could use a strong performance on Thursday from its biggest listed company, CRH, when the build(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets plunged again on Monday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A tumultuous fall in Chinese equities dubbed “Black Monday” by Xinhua, the official state news agency, triggered a ferocious sell-off in international(...)

Concerns over China’s economic outlook set stocks tumbling in Tokyo on Friday, and analysts expect a volatile week in global markets. Photograph: EPA

Investors are braced for further market volatility after the Iseq endured a torrid end to last week, following a global sell-off due to fears over Chi(...)