A Total petrol  station in Paris. It could be a difficult year for many oil producers, according to Fitch Ratings, which estimates the aggregate earnings of seven major oil companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will fall 22 per cent in 2016.

Stocks are struggling to make headway and bond prices are firmer as a rising dollar and weaker oil prices provide an excuse for a breather after Wall (...)

Oil prices edged down as investors took profits after crude soared more than 6 per cent on Friday

World markets struggled for direction on Monday, with renewed strength in the yen, government bonds and gold pointing to heightened caution among inve(...)

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed his readiness to expand monetary policy further, saying that market moves would be among key factors the central bank will look at in deciding when and how it will next expand stimulus. (Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Asian shares and other riskier assets skidded on Tuesday, pressured by slumping crude oil prices and mixed messages from Federal Reserve policymakers(...)

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.7 per cent while Japan’s Nikkei also ticked up 0.2 per cent after an initial fall. (Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Asian share prices held firm on Monday after solid US payroll data underpinned investor risk sentiment while dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chai(...)

A disappointing survey of major manufacturers from the Bank of Japan found sentiment at its lowest in nearly three years. The report crystallised concerns that the BOJ’s dramatic shift to negative rates was not working, and might never work. (Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters)

A rout in Japanese shares led Asian markets lower on Friday as a gloomy suite of surveys on Japanese manufacturing sparked heavy fund selling and ove(...)

Taiwan stocks edged up 0.2 per cent, led by gains in iPhone assembler Hon Hai Precision after the company approved a deal with Japan’s Sharp Corp. Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn and famous for assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple, is to acquire a 66 per cent stake in Japanese electronics giant Sharp. (Photograh: DAVID CHANG/EPA)

Asian shares edged up to a four-month high on Thursday, taking cues from Wall Street gains overnight, as receding worries of near-term US interest ra(...)

Female job seekers look at maps of a job fair held for fresh graduates in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino  /Reuters

European stock markets bounced back on Wednesday from the concerns over security that have dominated the past 24 hours, helped by a handful of more po(...)

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange. European trading has been affect by the attack in Belgium. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday with travel and leisure stocks leading the market lower after attacks at Brussels airport and in the city’s metro sys(...)

The dollar got a mild boost from the suggestion that interest rate hikes could be on the way sooner rather than later. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

Asian stocks seesawed on Tuesday as hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve officials clouded the monetary policy outlook less than a week after Fed(...)

Tokyo shares fell sharply on Tuesday morning as a stronger yen hit exporters, while investors awaited the release of key Chinese trade data. (Photograph: AZUHIRO NOGIKAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

More gloomy date out of China on Tuesday kept Asian stock markets on the backfoot after they hit a two-month high in the previous session while the d(...)