Sainsbury’s advanced 1.3 per cent in London yesterday while Rio Tinto and Glencore lost more than 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

European shares fell further below last week’s three-month high yesterday, as a slump in French utility EDF and weaker banking stocks, as well as wor(...)

The volume of shares changing hands across Europe was a third per cent lower than the 30-day average. EPA/JJ Guillen

Stocks dropped around the world as the dollar extended gains into a fifth day, with the potential for higher US interest rates again roiling financia(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany.

European stocks fell, reversing earlier gains, as concern persisted about the prospects for global growth. Carmakers declined as the euro strengthen(...)

 Iron ore is enjoying its biggest rally in years, outpacing copper and oil so far in 2016, but still weak forward prices show it may be tough to stretch the bullish outlook. Improving steel prices in top market China are helping fuel iron ore’s climb as producers gear up for a seasonal uptick in demand. Yet there is no shortage of doubters who see gains in the bulk commodity as fleeting given a large glut and challenges for China’s economy. (Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters)

Iron ore soared the most ever after Chinese policy makers signaled their willingness to buttress economic growth, boosting the outlook for steel cons(...)

 Andrew Keating, chief finance officer, and Richie Boucher, chief executive of Bank of Ireland: the bank stocks rose over 5 per cent to €0.26 after it reported an underlying pre-tax profit of €1.2 billion for 2015, an increase of 30 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Global stocks rallied on Monday, boosted by a rise in oil and commodity prices, while the euro and the pound fell sharply against the dollar on fears (...)

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 (...)