Ryanair was among the most actively traded, falling more than 1 per cent to €13.06. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

European shares rose on Tuesday, following a somewhat choppy session, as an advance by oil and mining companies offset weakness in some banking stocks(...)

 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  earlier this year struck an agreement with the European Commission that allows banks to bundle their soured loans into securities for sale, while purchasing a state guarantee for the least-risky portion.  (Photograph: ANGELO CARCONI/EPA)

Italian officials and financial firms agreed to create a multibillion-euro fund to help weakened banks raise capital and unload bad loans, as th(...)

The Italian banking sector is trying to find buyers for its bad loans. Photograph: Reuters

Italy’s bank chiefs gathered in Rome this week to discuss what could be done to solve the industry’s woes. So far, they have announced precisely nothi(...)

European Central Bank  asset buying is helping bank earnings, with firms such as Intesa Sanpaolo SpA saying profit doubled in the first quarter as it sold government bonds. (Photograh: FRANK RUMPENHORST/EPA)

The investment of choice for bulls seeking risk, value and domestic growth? European banks. The shares have jumped 28 per cent since a January low, b(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Aer Lingus fell by as much as 10 per cent in Dublin in the afternoon, before coming back to close around 4.4 per cent down to €2.12 when the market closed

A drop in banks led European stocks lower, with concern growing over the political situation in Greece. Greece’s ASE Index lost 4.8 per cent as Natio(...)

Richie Boucher, chief executive of Bank of Ireland, is leading the bank back to recovery.(Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times)

An expected quantitative easing programme from the European Central Bank (ECB) is set to boost Bank of Ireland’s prospects, Bank of America Merrill L(...)

An Alitalia logo sits on the wing of an aircraft operated by Alitalia during its flight from Fiumicino airport in Rome. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Etihad Airways said today it had agreed principal terms and conditions to buy a 49 per cent stake in Italy’s loss-making airli(...)

A branch of UniCredit in Milan. A preliminary agreement on a new vehicle for bad loans is expected to be announced shortly.

Italy’s two largest banks, UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo, are teaming up with US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to pool some of th(...)

Netflix continued its downward trend, slipping 1.6 per cent to $358.50.

Stocks rose yesterday as data emerged showing confidence is up in a number of European economies and in the US. Traders (...)