A Persimmon Homes development in Doncaster:  housebuilder reported another big jump in profits as it continues to benefit from helpful conditions in the new homes market.

Persimmon brought forward its dividend and pledged to increase building volumes after strong demand for new houses boosted its annual results, shruggi(...)

Persimmon had already forward sold £973 million worth of new homes as of December 31st, 2014, 7 per cent higher than the same time last year, providing a strong start to the financial year

Persimmon, Britain’s biggest housebuilder by market value, said it expected demand for new homes to remain robust this year despite uncertainty caused(...)

Out today: Euro zone CPI. Photograph: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg

TODAY Results: Lacroix, Ocado Group; Omega Diagnostics. Meetings: Cork and Kerry food forum (City Hall, Cork); Female founders forum (Guinness Storeho(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during the annual Bankers and Merchants dinner at Mansion House in London. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Interest rates are expected to rise by the end of the year after Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that the first hike from the historic low(...)

Bank of Ireland was a beneficiary of upward momentum in the financial sector, with its share price finishing up 1.1 per cent at 27 cent

European stocks rose, extending a third consecutive monthly advance, as Rio Tinto Group and Boliden led mining companies higher, and banking stocks al(...)

Shareholders in biotech company Elan got an update on their opportunity to vote on Michigan-based pharmaceuticals group Perrigo’s proposed acquisition of the Irish company on November 18th in Dublin. Photographer: John Cogill/Bloomberg News

Investors worries that even a temporary US government shutdown could put a damper on an already weak economic recovery hung over global markets yester(...)

 Ryanair kept traders busy with something close to 10 times an average day’s number of shares changing hands in the wake of the early morning statement that its full- year profit would be at the lower end of its forecast range of €570 million to €600 million. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The boring old line that the markets don’t like surprises was a regularly-voiced one yesterday as Ryanair shares plummeted in the wake of the usually (...)

Ryanair shares, which are still under pressure according to one Dublin analyst, fell 1.4 per cent to €6.64. The company announced yesterday evening it had initiated defamation proceedings against Channel 4/Blakeway Productions in the wake of a television documentary that questioned its stance on safety.  Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

European shares advanced for a third straight week as data showing the euro area emerged from the longest recession on record outweighed speculation t(...)

European stock-index futures climbed, following the biggest weekly advance for the region’s equity benchmark in two months, as Chinese economic growth matched forecasts.

European stock-index futures climbed, following the biggest weekly advance for the region’s equity benchmark in two months, as Chinese economic growth(...)

 CRH climbed 4.38 per cent to €15.86 in Dublin on  reasonable volumes

The closure of the New York exchange to mark the July 4th celebrations meant a very slow start to the day in European exchanges, although business pic(...)