A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

Ryanair, in line with the  travel and leisure space generealy, had a remarkable day, finishing up nearly 4 per cent. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Global equity markets and crude oil rose yesterday as investors snapped up riskier assets at the start of a new quarter after data showed US manufactu(...)