Statoil jumped 6.1 per cent after Norway’s biggest oil company unexpectedly posted a profit

Energy companies pushed European equities up for a second day running, amid better-than-estimated earnings reports and news of oil reaching $45 a barr(...)

Improving margins and growing demand for new drugs lifted GlaxoSmithKline’s underlying earnings a better-than-expected 14 per cent in the first quart(...)

 Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Apple; First Bancorp; First Data; Halliburton; Xerox. Meetings: Preparing for Industry 4.0 (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown). (...)

Bank of Ireland tumbled 3.14 per cent to 24.7 cent after more than 118 million of its shares were traded

Drug companies led a rebound in European stocks yesterday after they reached their lowest levels in almost six weeks. AstraZeneca, Shire and GlaxoSm(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

The euro zone’s blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index weakened by 0.3 per cent. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slid 0.5 percent, falling for the first time in six days. Germany’s DAX and the Cac 40 in France were both slightly lower

A five-day winning streak in European stocks ran out of steam, with Whitbread and Evonik among the biggest decliners after earnings. DUBLIN The Du(...)

European Central Bank executive board member Benoît Cœuré: some viewed his remarks as a sign the ECB, which holds a policy meeting next week, could put pro-bank measures in place. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

European shares finished higher yesterday after a volatile day of trading, with banks making their fifth straight day of gains after previously suffe(...)

Competition and Markets Authority says investigation shows determination to take enforcement action against illegal anti-competitive practices

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a number of generic pharmaceuticals firms have been fined €45 million for anti-competitive practices. The fine w(...)

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Andrew Witty pledges improve profits.

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Andrew Witty asked investors to give him three years to improve profitability at the biggest UK pharmaceutical company(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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TODAY Results: Alphabet; Bankia; LG; Ryanair; Universal. Indicators: Irish Investec manufacturing PMI (Jan); German Markit manufacturing PMI (Jan); eu(...)