Financial traders work at their desks underneath a display of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany

European shares steadied near three month highs on Friday, with a benchmark index set for its best week in a month, though the rally was held in check(...)

Shell’s oil and gas production division, known as upstream, swung to a loss for the first time in years

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which incl(...)

Apple shares were higher  after it posted a strong earnings report, driven by iPhone sales. Shares of Apple gained 2.5 per cent in New York. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

US and European stocks rose on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision, which investors hoped would clarify the central bank’s rate hike p(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain

Pretax losses more than halved at Irish oil and gas exploration firm Petroceltic in the six months to the end of June with production slightly stronge(...)

Philip O’Quigley: the  CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas said the drilling results in Australia  had exceeded expectations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Falcon Oil & Gas, an exploration company chaired by industry veteran John Craven, saw its share price surge by close to 8 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

Aer Lingus surprised observers to close up 7.7 per cent at €2.67

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years yesterday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi (third left) and his delegation meeting Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (centre) on Saturday. The Italian energy company announced on Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt

Eni’s “supergiant” gas find off the coast of Egypt bolsters its top-flight exploration credentials and gives the Italian energy group access to easy r(...)

The plan, to raise about €4 billion from listing a 40 per cent stake in Poste Italiane on the Milan stock exchange in October, is the main plank of prime minister Matteo Renzi’s stalled drive to sell off state assets. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Italy will fire the starting gun on the flotation of its 153- year-old national post office in early August, kicking off a widely anticipated €12 bill(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

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 (...)