Employees of a foreign exchange trading company look at monitor displaying a TV programme featuring the downed Malaysian Airlines MH17, as other monitors displaying the Nikkei share average  ,the exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the US dollar and euro. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks fell on Friday, extending losses made late in the previous session after a passenger plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine, fuellin(...)

German airline Lufthansa slid the most since September 2001 after lowering operating-profit estimates for this year and next. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

European stocks fell from a six-year high as companies including Deutsche Lufthansa and Vallourec cut their profit forecasts. German airline Luftha(...)

Deutsche Lufthansa: Europe’s second-largest airline said it will pay a dividend of 45 euro cents a share. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

European stocks fell to a five-week low, after a slump in UK grocery chain Morrison lead retailers lower and concern grew over(...)

Bank of Ireland shares closed at €0.265, a rise of 2.32 per cent

It was a day that proved bad numbers can still be good for stock markets as disappointing economic data from the US convinced investors that the Feder(...)

There were some gains for Italian stocks and banks yesterday as investors welcomed a more stable political outlook in Italy and bet the European Central Bank would continue to support euro zone banks. Photograph: Reuters/Lisi Niesner

European shares were little changed yesterday but there were some gains for Italian stocks and banks as investors welcomed a more stable political out(...)

A Lufthansa Airbus 380 approaching Frankfurt airport.  Lufthansa has announced its largest ever order for 59 Airbus and Boeing wide-body jets in a deal worth €14 billion

Lufthansa unveiled a $19 billion order for 59 wide-body jets yesterday, split between Airbus and Boeing, to replace its ageing fleet as it fights to (...)

German airline Lufthansa is looking for a new chief executive following the departure of Christoph Franz. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/REUTERS

Deutsche Lufthansa has announced the surprise departure of chief executive officer Christoph Franz, who will become chairman at Swiss drugmaker Roche(...)

 Ryanair kept traders busy with something close to 10 times an average day’s number of shares changing hands in the wake of the early morning statement that its full- year profit would be at the lower end of its forecast range of €570 million to €600 million. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The boring old line that the markets don’t like surprises was a regularly-voiced one yesterday as Ryanair shares plummeted in the wake of the usually (...)

In his twice-yearly report to Congress on monetary policy, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke  said the Fed’s bond- buying programme would cease by mid-2014, but stressed the plan was not set in stone. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave a modest boost to stock markets around the world yesterday, by reassuring that the US central bank’s mon(...)

EasyJet is planning  to  go toe-to-toe with former flag-carriers on short-haul routes

EasyJet shareholders backed an order for 135 Airbus SAS jets valued at $13 billion, cementing chief executive officer Carolyn McCall’s strategy of goi(...)