The New York Stock Exchange. Analysts in recent months have sharply cut first-quarter earnings expectation for S&P 500 companies and this has helped 75 per cent of those that have already reported to beat forecasts, against a historic average of 66 per cent, according to S&P Global market Intelligence.

Wall Street and European stocks are inching higher, while benchmark bonds are little changed, as investors exhibit caution ahead of key corporate earn(...)

Marks & Spencer: the retailer rose today, extending a rally from yesterday when its results beat forecasts

Global equity markets bounced, paced by a jump in oil prices today, but were still on track for a weekly decline. The Iseq rose as stocks on Wall St(...)

The volume of shares changing hands across Europe was a third per cent lower than the 30-day average. EPA/JJ Guillen

Stocks dropped around the world as the dollar extended gains into a fifth day, with the potential for higher US interest rates again roiling financia(...)

Glanbia lost 1.2 per cent at €18 in line with several industry rivals as major London food conference got under way.

Volatility across global financial markets is at a two-month low as signs that central banks will keep borrowing costs lower for longer settled invest(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals plunged as much as 42 per cent to the lowest since 2011 after cutting its sales forecast. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Global stocks dropped on Tuesday as the biggest two-day slide for commodity prices in a month reminded investors of the financial-market turmoil that (...)

Permanent TSB was weighed down by exceptionals in its full-year figures, and slipped 7.28 per cent to €2.80. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European shares advanced for the first day in three as investors speculated on further stimulus from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursd(...)

Building materials group CRH declined in line with rivals, falling roughly 3 per cent, to €22.42

Stocks across the globe fell the most in three weeks yesterday, tracking oil prices lower, while the first contraction in the US services sector since(...)

 Paddy Power Betfair lost 2 per cent, finishing at €130.25. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill
Weakened yuan prompts markets slide

Equities in Europe and emerging markets slid as China’s central bank unexpectedly weakened the yuan, rekindling investors’ concerns about the state of(...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

 The oil industry giant reported  a $3.3 billion fourth-quarter loss as oil prices continue to fall globally. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Shares in BP fell as much as 10 per cent on Tuesday after the UK oil major reported its worst annual loss of $5.2 billion (€4.76 billion), hit by bill(...)