Amazon.com added 2.5 per cent after the company said it was buying video-game service Twitch Interactive in one of its biggest acquisitions.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Worldwide stock indexes rose yesterday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong US(...)

 Euro zone blue chips recorded their biggest two-day gain in over a year on Tuesday, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the European Central Bank. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro zone blue chips recorded their biggest two-day gain in over a year on Tuesday, boosted by the prospect of further stimulus from the European Cent(...)

Shares in  building group CRH fell 1.8% on day, as Iseq overall declined. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Laura Slattery European stocks fell for a second day at the end of a volatile week, as investors speculated that equity gains have raced (...)

European trade balance: June figures out on Friday. photograph: tony gentile/reuters
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CRH finished up at €16.66. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

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