Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

European shares hit fresh three-month highs yesterday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank (ECB) (...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, today.

European shares edged higher in early deals on Thursday, with a solid quarterly report from Infineon and gains among mining stocks on a rebound in me(...)

Fumbally Square: 2,517sq m (27,093sq ft) of office space to let

CBRE is quoting rents of €430.56 per sq m (€40 per sq ft) for 3,716sq m (40,000sq ft) of space at a new office development in Dublin 8.Fumbally Square(...)

The material science division has an estimated equity value of at least €8 billion, according to one person close to Bayer. This could make its market debut the biggest European float since the €6.1 billion IPO of chipmaker Infineon Technologies in 2000

German drugmaker Bayer intends to float its plastics business in what would be one of the biggest European initial public offerings in years, even as (...)

The new Galaxy Note Edge, shown to  media in New York yesterday. Smart-card chips are used in products such as mobile phones, bank cards, passports and pay-television cards.  Photograph: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

The European Commission has imposed a €138 million cartel fine on groups including Samsung and Philips for rigging the European market for smart card (...)

An Infineon Technologies semiconductor wafer factory in Regensburg, Germany Photographer: Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg

Infineon brushed off concern that it was spending too much to buy US-based International Rectifier, saying the $3 billion (€2.25 billion) cash deal pr(...)

The big news of the day was that Paddy Power expects full-year operating profits to be about €11 million lower than it forecast three months ago. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

There was a step back from the record levels seen in Wall Street yesterday that set a downbeat tone for markets. Traders in Dublin said the recent pas(...)

Irish construction firm CRH indicated that it may sell further assets. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined from a five-year high as investors weighed corporate earnings and China‘s pledge to boost the role of markets in economic gro(...)