An office worker watching the FTSE 100, which slumped by another 2 per cent today as fears over the global economy triggered another bleak session for volatile stock markets. Photograph:  PA Wire

US stocks recovered from early losses as St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said policy makers should consider delaying the end of(...)

Obama’s authorisation of air strikes against militants in Iraq is accelerating a retreat in European stocks that started weeks ago. Photograph: Joshua Card/EPA

The first back-to-back weekly losses in European stocks since March sent markets tumbling across the continent yesterday. US president Barack Obama’s(...)

After news of a possible merger of cement giants, Holcim jumped 6.9 per cent to 80.20 Swiss francs and Lafarge surged 8.1 per cent to €63.63

European stocks rose to a six-year high as Holcim and Lafarge, the world’s biggest and second-biggest cement-makers, said they(...)

On its final day of trading on the Iseq before moving to the FTSE,  Grafton  appeared to reap the rewards of the Government’s proposed financial package for home improvements, the building materials company closing up 1 per cent

Markets around the world had their eyes fixed on progress in US debt ceiling negotiations with a potentially catastrophic deadline looming ever closer(...)

CRH rose 2.2% to €16.45. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European stocks advanced for a fifth day, extending a nine-week high as company earnings beat estimates and investors studied US jobs data for indicat(...)