CRH rose more than 3% to close at €25.44, in line with other internationally focused stocks on the Iseq, which reacted well to  news of possible ECB stimulus and the Chinese rate cut.

Stellar performances from the Iseq’s blue-chip stalwarts drove the index forward by 1.7 per cent, as European shares rose to two-month highs yester(...)

Building materials group CRH gained 1.54% to close at €24.685 on trades totalling more than 800,000 shares

Markets surged yesterday after European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi signalled that its stimulus programme would continue well into next (...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

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German publisher Axel Springer is to buy a further 88 per cent of news website Business Insider for $343 million, it said on Tuesday. Springer, whic(...)

Ryanair was up 0.74 per cent to €12.90 on Monday. Photograph:   Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose, US futures climbed and the yen weakened as investors took solace that the resumption of trading in Chinese equities failed to (...)

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Image of the week: Brain stimulants The ‘Economist’ magazine is “stimulating and challenging”, just like the free kopi luwak coffee that it was givin(...)

Pearson last week sold the FT Group, publisher of the Financial Times, to the Nikkei Group in Japan Photograph: Danny E Martindale/Getty Images

Pearson is in negotiations to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of the Economist magazine, to other existing shareholders i(...)