Stock indices worldwide tumbled on Thursday on fears over the health of the global economy, with banking shares slumping on both sides of the Atlantic(...)

 Rolls-Royce’s new chief executive Warren East: He was forced to issue a profits warning on only his second day in the job and later in the year shocked the market when he admitted that he could not rule out another warning.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

When Rolls-Royce last cut its dividend, in 1992, Britain was mired in a long-running recession, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was topping the charts and (...)

Share traders dressed in carnival costumes work a their desks in front of the DAX index at the stock exchange on Shrove Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany February 9, 2016. Frankfurt’s bourse traders follow a long tradition by wearing carnival costumes on Shrove Tuesday. (Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

European markets ended lower again yesterday with banks stock again in focus. US stock indexes also traded lower, as cautious investors doubled down (...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Mozambican refugees wait to  register at the Kapise refugee camp on the  Mozambican border  in Malawi. Photograph: Eldson  Chagara/AFP/Getty Images

When Mozambican troops hunting opposition fighters attacked his village this week, 10-year-old Wit Messenger ran away, leaving behind parents he may (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday Photograph: Reuters

European shares ended on Friday at their lowest since mid-December 2014, hit by losses in commodity-related stocks as BHP Billiton announced a major w(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH was down 2.3% on the day

Global equities slipped yesterday, hit by weakness in the commodity sector, as concerns over the Chinese economy resurfaced after it allowed the yuan (...)

A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

The mining company Karelian hopes to discover diamonds in Finland.

The Professor Richard Conroy-chaired Karelian hopes to discover diamonds in Finland after positive tests on samples collected from an area pinpointed (...)