Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: airline  ended the day 1 per cent down at €12.55. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose to a one-month high on Friday after making their biggest weekly gain since January as mining stocks gained and hopes grew that (...)

Investment solutions firm Brewin Dolphin has said that the world’s developed economies need to spend 60 per cent more than total spent in last 18 years. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Government’s €27 billion capital plan falls short of what experts believe developed countries will need to spend on infrastructure over the comin(...)

Wolseley led the drop, falling 12.5 per cent, after it forecast North American industrial markets will be challenging, and the UK heating industry will remain competitive. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Financial markets remained on edge after a rout Monday, as a rally in US stocks faded while gauges of European and emerging-market equities retreated.(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: her remarks that global weakness would not be significant enough to stop a rates rise this year removed some of the  markets   uncertainty. Photograph: Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images

Markets surged higher on Friday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she expected the Fed to start raising rates by the end of the year.(...)

Ryanair also performed badly, falling 4.28 per cent to €13.19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day yesterday, sliding towards two-year lows as worries lingered over global growth and as the scandal(...)

Indian artist Raj Saini puts the finishing touches to a painting  of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi arrives in Dublin on Wednesday for the first visit to Ireland by an Indian leader in more than half a century. Mo(...)

Some observers believe a public country-by-country reporting regime for multinationals will eventually be put in place. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is to become one of the first countries to introduce measures aimed at ensuring multinationals disclose more information to tax authorities. (...)

Applegreen: service station group’s shares fall another 2 per cent to €4.70

European shares closed generally higher on Tuesday, helped by a positive start at Wall Street. However, shares at German energy firms RWE and E.ON d(...)

CRH has completed the final stage of a €6.5 billion acquisition deal with cement companies Lafarge and Holcim

CRH has completed the final stage of a €6.5 billion acquisition deal with cement companies Lafarge and Holcim. In August, the majority of the transac(...)

Federal Reserve Washington, DC: announcement expected on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Markets dipped on Monday as investors grew nervous ahead of a US central bank meeting later this week that some speculate could raise interest rates. (...)