Sam Walsh, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Group after announcing the group’s latest results

Global miner Rio Tinto handed $2 billion in capital to shareholders on top of a higher than expected dividend on Thursday, despite reporting its worst(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

Aer Lingus: the national airline closed up 1.6 per cent at €1.85 while rival Ryanair continued its strong recent run, closing up 0.5 per cent at €9.457

A drop in the value of oil and gas companies sent European stocks down for a third day after OPEC said it sees demand for crude in 2015 at the weakes(...)

Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta was the star performer, rising €2.11 or 3.3 per cent to €65.36, following positive first-quarter results earlier in the week. Photograph:Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

European shares rose again despite surveys that showed the euro zone economy may face another contraction. Investors looked to a European Centr(...)

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(...)