Aer Lingus: the national airline closed up 1.6 per cent at €1.85 while rival Ryanair continued its strong recent run, closing up 0.5 per cent at €9.457

A drop in the value of oil and gas companies sent European stocks down for a third day after OPEC said it sees demand for crude in 2015 at the weakes(...)

In London Marks & Spencer lost 3 per cent amid signs that the retailer’s recently overhauled online service has been struggling to cope with Christmas demand

The latest signs of weakness from the Chinese economy spooked investors during a dismal start to the week for European markets.Mining stocks came und(...)

Protesters during demonstrations against fracking  in Barlad, Romania.  Photograph: Cristian Movila/The New York Times

Vlasa Mircia, the mayor of the destitute village of Pungesti in eastern Romania, thought he had struck it rich when US energy giant Chevron showed up (...)

Exploration and production-related stocks tumbled after top oil exporter Saudi Arabia cut prices to the US. Brent crude slid to near $82 a barrel – extending losses to a fourth session. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks declined for a second day, as officials cut growth forecasts for the euro region, and oil companies plunged on tumbling prices for the(...)

A visitor passes a logo of the British multinational oil and gas company, BP during the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow recently. Photograph: EPA

Oil and gas producers BP and BG Group both reported a fall in third-quarter profits yesterday, in part due to the drop in the oil price. Crude has dr(...)

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total SA was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said today. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters 0:56

Total’s chief executive officer Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplough on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he o(...)

The Irish fuels-to-healthcare-to-technology conglomerate will gain a 4.2 per cent share of the French retail motor fuels market with the Esso Express deal

DCC is on the hunt to buy more European chains of unmanned fuel stations, following its announcement yesterday it has agreed a €106 million deal to b(...)

A trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. US stocks fluctuated, after the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index produced its biggest two-day gain since April, as investors watched geopolitical developments and energy shares sank. Photograph: Reuters

Both European and US stocks fell with the euro amid concern over conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. German investor confidence, reported by the(...)

US president Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington yesterday.  Photograph: Mike Theiler/EPA

The US military conducted two additional air strikes against Islamic State forces near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq this evening, the Pentagon s(...)

US president Barack Obama: to announce African investment plan at US-Africa Business Forum. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

American companies pledged new investment in Africa today as part of $14 billion (€10.4 billion) in construction, clean energy, banking and informatio(...)