Board displaying the day’s course of the DAX stock market index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 11th: stock markets across the globe have been exceptionally volatile in recent weeks. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

Stock markets worldwide stumbled on Thursday on continuing fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of (...)

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans.

A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Money managers(...)

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as he waves to the crowd at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary victory rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

It is a measure of the radical mood of America that virtually every presidential candidate who has so far come to the fore present themselves as an op(...)

Bear market looms as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks adds to doubts about the strength of the global  economy.  Photograph: Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA

Global stocks are on the precipice of a bear market as a fresh slide in crude and the perceived creditworthiness of European banks added to doubts ab(...)

 Signs of a global economic slowdown have hit world stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking system. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

After a torrid day on Monday, when €4 billion was wiped off the Irish market, the Iseq fell again in early trading, giving up 1.1 per cent or 63 poin(...)

Deutsche Bank’s € 1.75bn contingent convertible bond traded below 75 cents on the euro — its lowest level — a 19 per cent fall in price this year. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Prices for the riskiest bonds sold by some of Europe’s largest banks plumbed new lows on Monday, the latest sign of investors reassessing their outlo(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders’s populist surge has led some top Democrats to wonder if Barack Obama will have to step in and endorse her campaign. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Hillary Clinton first grabbed the national spotlight 47 years ago as an idealistic young feminist, chiding the paternalistic establishment in her Well(...)

“It’s time to end the very artful smear that you  have been carrying out.” Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US presidential hopefuls campaigned hard in New Hampshire, the second state to vote on Tuesday, as Hillary Clinton looks to shake off an unconvincing(...)

Senator Bernie Sanders and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham  on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in their sharpest exchanges during a presidential debate as the former secretary of s(...)

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, listens to a question during a Democratic debate on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has defended her close ties with Wall Street, saying she did not regret taking $675,000 (€609,000) in (...)