A screen shows the final tally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, yesterday.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

World stock markets tumbled towards their worst week of the year yesterday and commodities got another kicking, as more alarming data from China sent(...)

Shares in the world’s largest maker of tractors and harvesters rose 2.6 per cent in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Deere & Co offered a surprisingly upbeat earnings forecast for 2014 yesterday, saying sales of construction and forestry equipment in the coming y(...)

The Bank of Ireland building in the International Financial Services Centre: Activity at Bank of Ireland has been increasing since it broke through the 20 cents a share barrier last week. Photograph: Frank MIller

European stocks rose for a fifth day in response to better-than-expected economic data, as well as signals from central bankers that European interest(...)