Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

Apple weighed heavily on all major US stock indices as it fell for the fifth straight day. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s banking stocks plunged for the second day in a row, holding down the main Athens index which otherwise turned the corner after the previous (...)

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TODAY Results: Heineken; HSBC Holdings; PostNL; Veolia Environnement. Indicators: Japanese Nikkei manufacturing PMI Final (Jul); Irish unemployment ra(...)

A television screen shows Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaking during a Greek bailout news report as a trader monitors financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin soared by about 1.7 per cent as investors celebrated the Greek bailout deal and the avoidance of the country’s exit from the euro.(...)

The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether a near-bankrupt Greece can secure more funding. Photo: Reuters

The euro fell on Monday, hurt by uncertainty over whether a near-bankrupt Greece can secure more funding as its European partners demanded tough refor(...)

Monitors show market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Taiwan’s weighted index fell 274.05 points or 2.96 per cent to 8,976.11 as a rout in China spread into regional markets. Photograph: AFP

Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday, as the country’s securities regulator warned investors were in the grip of “panic sentiment” and the market showed (...)

Germany’s new 30-year bond will give the German government a full spectrum of inflation-linked debt. (Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg)

Germany will sell 30-year inflation-linked bonds for the first time amid signs the European Central Bank’s loose monetary policy is reviving price gr(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney (above) said on Tuesday  it would be “extremely foolish” to use more monetary stimulus to fight a temporary plunge in UK inflation caused by declining oil prices. The Bank of England has previously said it expects its next policy move to be a hike in interest rates from their current historic lows, which investors are betting will come early next year. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sterling hit a seven-year high against the euro on Tuesday as traders bet on a divergent monetary policy path between the euro zone, where a €1.1 tril(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, is to face pointed questions on rate hike timing.

US stocks rose to records after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified that inflation and wage growth remain too low for the central bank to ra(...)

Shares in Italy and Spain, heavily indebted countries that are seen as coming under market pressure if Greece were to leave the euro zone, outperformed

Greek stocks helped push a key pan-European share index to a seven-year high on Wednesday on fresh optimism that Athens would reach an agreement with (...)