Apple is expected to  exceed expectations when it announces its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014 on Tuesday. (Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

Most Asian share markets firmed on Tuesday and the euro clung to rare gains, relieved that European equities had weathered Greece’s election outcome (...)

Newly sworn-in Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) waves to spectators and media as is on his way to enter the prime minister’s offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA. 2:17

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down (...)

European stocks fell for a third day, led by a drop in energy shares. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index declined 0.2 per cent to 333.24 in London. The gauge (...)

Greek prime minister antonis Samaras contemplates the result in the third round of the Greek presidential election in the Parliament in Athens. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

The euro hung near a two-and-a-half-year low against the dollar on Tuesday as a wave of risk aversion linked to renewed worries about Greece swept thr(...)

A pedestrian holding his mobile phone walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo.

Japanese stocks enjoyed their best day in more than six weeks on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve expressed confidence in the economy and promis(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a news conference at an election night event at the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) headquarters in Tokyo. Photo: Issei Kato/Reuters

Japan’s right-wing government has won a two-thirds majority victory in a snap general election that swept aside the largely unprepared and divided op(...)

Chinese yuan bank notes are seen in a vendor’s cashbox at a market in Beijing. The currency is heading for its largest one-day drop since 2008 as corporates bailed out on expectations of further monetary easing. (Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Oil prices skidded to fresh five-year lows on Tuesday, pressuring commodity-linked currencies and most Asian shares as a bout of risk aversion rippled(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, has called a snap election in the wake of figures showing  the country has tipped into recession. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap general election following the release of surprise data showing the world’s third-largest economy(...)

 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Investors’ Intelligence poll of newsletter writers has seen the biggest fortnightly jump from bears to bulls in more than 40 years. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Where has all the fear gone? Last month, the S&P 500 was in correction mode, and the Vix, or fear index, was soaring as traders bought protection (...)

A pedestrian is reflected in an electronic board displaying various stock prices at a brokerage in Tokyo.

European stocks jumped the most in seven months and oil and southern euro zone bonds rebounded sharply today as investors poured back into beaten-down(...)