Data showing US economic strength boosted the S&P 500 Photograph: Reuters

European markets declined today as miners fell after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and for China.The Iseq index bucke(...)

Following on from Sunday’s stress test results, AIB was down by 5 per cent to 10 cents. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European shares rose yesterday, reversing the previous session’s dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma gro(...)

Dredge mining at Kenmare Resources’ Moma mine in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula. Photograph: Kenmare Resources

It has been a challenging few years for Kenmare with a major decline in mineral prices and production issues weighing on the company’s fortunes.Howeve(...)

 Candidate of the Partido de la Social Democracia Brasilena (PSDB) Aecio Neves during an election campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

The increasing prospect of regime change in Brazil is making Petroleo Brasileiro the world’s best major oil stock. It’s also opening the door for fore(...)

Glencore’s Hong Kong listed shares rose 3.9 per cent  after Rio Tinto said it had rejected a merger approach from the commodities trader to create a $160 billion giant. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August just as the price of its (...)

Ryanair held its annual shareholders meeting in Dublin yesterday, September 25th, and told investors it expected to reach the upper end of its earnings projections for the fiscal year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

European shares slipped to a one-month low in late trading yesterday, tracking a sell-off in US stocks, as a stronger dollar undercut prices for indus(...)

BHP’s demerger plans, unveiled yesterday by Andrew Mackenzie, underscore the changing mood in mining over the past 18 months. Photograph: Bloomberg

BHP Billiton, the world’s most valuable miner, is to break itself up via a stock market spin-off, signalling an end to years of deals and expansion dr(...)

Aer Lingus had its busiest trading day in five years as its share price closed out the session up 4.8% to €1.37. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Global stocks fell and treasuries extended gains as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed optimism on ECB stimulus. The crisis in Ukraine deepene(...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

Shares in Banco Espirito Santo sank 40 per cent, adding to its 42 per cent plunge on Thursday when the bank posted a €3.6 billion loss and higher-than-expected provisions to cover its exposure to companies owned by its founding Espirito Santo family. Photograph:  Reuters

European stocks fell to their lowest levels in more than three months as companies posted worse-than-expected earnings.US stocks followed European sha(...)