Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

 European stocks fell for a third day as a decline in energy shares outweighed better-than-expected results from Credit Suisse and Unilever. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks fell for a third day as a decline in energy shares outweighed better-than-expected results from Credit Suisse and Unilever. BP’s 1.2 (...)

Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

Repayment of Samurai notes demonstrates commitment of Greek government to  creditors. Photograph: Reuters.

The Greek government repaid Samurai notes maturing on Tuesday, according to bond agent Mizuho Bank, in a first sign the nation is honouring its obliga(...)

Martin Franklin set up Platform  in 2013 to buy specialty chemicals companies

US chemicals maker Platform Specialty Products Corp said it would buy Britain’s Alent Plc for about £1.35 billion in cash to expand the range of chemi(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland said in May it had sold its last major portfolio of Northern Ireland-backed loans, Project Rathlin, to Cerberus. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Cerberus, the US company that bought Nama’s Project Eagle portfolio of Northern Ireland loans, has used a network of Irish companies to snap up distr(...)

Barclays may not pick its next chief executive until early next year, potentially leaving new Chairman John McFarlane in charge for at least eight mon(...)

Chinese stocks rallied on Thursday after the securities regulator banned shareholders with large stakes in listed firms from selling, in Beijing’s mos(...)

British bank Barclays has named KPMG as its new auditor, ending a 119-year relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) amid a British regulatory in(...)

Tidjane Thiam (52), started work as chief executive of Credit Suisse on Wednesday. File photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse’s new chief executive told staff in a memo on Wednesday the Swiss bank needed a strong balance sheet to help it through rough times and (...)