Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany February 9, 2016. Frankfurt’s bourse traders follow a long tradition by wearing carnival costumes on Shrove Tuesday. (Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

European markets ended lower again yesterday with banks stock again in focus. US stock indexes also traded lower, as cautious investors doubled down (...)

Asian stock markets were scorched overnight after a torrid day of trading in US markets. As fear overwhelmed greed, yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its most precious since June. (Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters)

Asian share markets were scorched on Tuesday as stability concerns put a torch to European bank stocks and sent investors stampeding to only the safe(...)

The Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on February 8th this year will mark the Year of the Monkey. Many regional markets in Asia are closed for the  holiday.  (Photograph: WU HONG/EPA)

Asian shares pared losses on Monday as a weaker yen helped Japan’s Nikkei snap a four-day losing streak, but trade was thin with many regional market(...)

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

A man passes a board showing the decline of Straits Times Index (STI), Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) index at the central business district in Singapore

European equities steadied on Thursday after slumping in the previous session following a rout in commodities prices, with a strong rally in shares of(...)

Japan’s share prices fell 191.54 points to close at 16,955.57 points at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as the yen’s continuing strength dented exporters and another fall in oil prices hit petroleum-linked stocks after sanctions against major crude producer Iran were lifted. (Photograph:  Yoshikazu TSUNOYOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian shares slid to their lowest levels since 2011 on Monday after weak US economic data and a massive fall in oil prices stoked further worries abo(...)

Novice soldiers run along a road during a test of military skills in Heihe in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: Chinatopix via AP

President Xi Jinping has announced major structural reforms of the People’s Liberation Army and has said that China’s 2.3-million-member strong armed (...)

Pedestrians walk past an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

European shares inched higher on Friday, signalling a possible stabilisation from this week’s earlier sell-off as Chinese stocks rose after the countr(...)

Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, at his office in Berlin. Axel Springer, the German publishing giant, has snapped up stakes in online media companies, pivoted its news operations to cater to mobile readers and given its senior managers a crash course in start-up culture. Photograph: Gordon Welters/The New York Times

When Mathias Doepfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago(...)

Former  wartime ‘comfort women’ at the House of Sharing shelter in Gwangju, South Korea, watch a news report of a meeting between the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan. Photograph: Hong Ki-won/Yonhap/Reuters

Japan and South Korea have agreed to settle a toxic dispute about wartime sex slaves forced to work in Japanese military brothels. The historic agreem(...)