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(...)