Sainsbury’s advanced 1.3 per cent in London yesterday while Rio Tinto and Glencore lost more than 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

European shares fell further below last week’s three-month high yesterday, as a slump in French utility EDF and weaker banking stocks, as well as wor(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

A woman touches a virtual reality 3D glasses as she and a man sit in a car before the shareholders’ meeting of the Daimler AG in Berlin, Germany: it fell 2.1 per cent. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Photo

Sentiment was looking tired in global stock markets at the end of a strong week as investors kept a wary watch on a fresh fall in oil prices and equit(...)

Stephen McKenna: “I miss plenty about home but the sunshine and the fact that I don’t have to pay tax means I get to live the kind of lifestyle that most people only dream of.”

A chance to work as legal counsel for one of Ireland’s leading construction firms first brought Stephen McKenna to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The(...)

Ryanair: airline closed down nearly 1 per cent to €13.30 as the stock continued to be affected by lower oil prices. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European stocks fell for the fourth time in six days on Thursday led by declines in banks and carmakers. Already the worst performers among industry (...)

Stuart McCloskey and  Ultan Dillane in action  when Connacht hosted Ulster in the Pro12 in December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Friday, 7.35pm (TG4/BBC) The last time Connacht won in Belfast, Seán Lemass had just completed his first year (...)

Ireland international Andrew Trimble returns to the Ulster side – if he overcomes illness – for the Guinness Pro12 game against Connacht at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Friday evening. Photograph: Arthur Allison.

Ulster have been thrown quite the curve-ball as the Pro12 campaign enters its final four rounds of regulation play. First up, they worryingly find (...)

Ryanair closing up nearly 3 per cent at €13.60, which was roughly in line with its European rivals. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

World equity markets capped a fifth week of gains yesterday, their best run in more than two years, as a 2016 high for oil, the dollar’s recent decli(...)

Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday . By early evening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.41 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,892.95, the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 1,978.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 31.36 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 4,643.02.

The euro see-sawed on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it(...)

Permanent TSB was weighed down by exceptionals in its full-year figures, and slipped 7.28 per cent to €2.80. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European shares advanced for the first day in three as investors speculated on further stimulus from the European Central Bank when it meets on Thursd(...)