Board displaying the day’s course of the DAX stock market index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 11th: stock markets across the globe have been exceptionally volatile in recent weeks. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

Stock markets worldwide stumbled on Thursday on continuing fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of (...)

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans.

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Money managers(...)

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(...)

UBS reported a surprise outflow of funds from its flagship wealth management business on Tuesday, threatening to overshadow its best annual results since 2010 and a higher than expected dividend payout. (Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Stocks fell as disappointing earnings from European companies deepened investor concern that global growth is slowing. Oil extended this week’s slump(...)

The fear that the US, the world’s largest economy and considered the lone engine of global growth, is on the verge of recession has intensified.

Leading global economists now see a 20 per cent chance of the US falling into recession this year, and a diminishing likelihood of the Federal Reserve(...)

Former City broker Darrell Read leaves court after being cleared of helping to rig the Libor lending rate Photograph: Getty Images

Darrell Read, an ex-ICAP broker accused of helping convicted trader Tom Hayes rig Libor, was found not guilty on Thursday by a London jury, a day afte(...)

The Exchange: will have an overall floor area of 10,219 sq m (110,000 sq ft) and 37 basement parking spaces

The fast-expanding property fund IPUT is to forward-fund a new €80 million office building in Dublin’s IFSC. The Cosgrave Property Group is to hand(...)

Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

US investment bank Citigroup cut its growth forecasts for the world economy on Thursday, and said that risks of a global recession were increasing. C(...)

The bull and bear statues outside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images

The S&P 500, having endured its worst-ever beginning to a year, has suffered a double-digit correction since hitting all-time highs last May. Afte(...)

Dublin’s Iseq tracked the global sell-off and  Ryanair finished the day down 2 per cent at €14.40

European stocks fell to a one-year low as concerns about global growth intensified amid disappointing US data and another precipitous slide in oil pr(...)