Apple chief Tim Cook: the company’s 0.9 per cent drop yesterday weighed heavily on the S&P. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin, up 1.3 per cent, le d the charge among European bourses as stocks climbed on optimism a resolution to Greek debt talks is close. U(...)

  CRH  moved with its sector and rose by 40 cent or 2.26 per cent to €18.125

European markets were all in solid form yesterday, reacting to overnight gains in the US and Asia. The driver for all the positivity was news from th(...)

ConAgra’s  shares rose 4.7 per cent in early trading. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

ConAgra Foods yesterday posted a quarterly profit slightly ahead of Wall Street estimates and raised its long-term outlook, citing increased cost-savi(...)