Investors breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after Portugal prevented the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo in a €4.9 billion bailout. Photo: Reuters

Investors breathed a sigh of relief on Monday after Portugal prevented the collapse of one of its biggest banks, putting some life back into European(...)

AstraZeneca shares tumbled more than 11 per cent, helping to pull both the FTSE 100 in London and the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 equity indices down 0.2 per cent.

Fresh uncertainty over the prospects for the Chinese economy and renewed worries about current equity valuations made for a cautious day in the market(...)

European shares are  still riding the positive momentum of a Federal Reserve decision  that underlined growing optimism over the US economy. Photo: Bloomberg

European equities steadied today, consolidating at the end of their best week in eight months with further gains capped by year-end profit taking and (...)

Protesters outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon on Tuesday during a rally against the state budget for 2014. Photograph: EPA/Jose Sena Goulao

Portugal is preparing for its first initial public offering (IPO) in more than five years as the nation recovers from 10 straight quarters of contract(...)

European shares this morning lacked the momentum to extend a rally to multi-year highs. Photo: Bloomberg
Shares pause on earnings concerns

European shares this morning lacked the momentum to extend a rally to multi-year highs, following downbeat signals from Remy Cointreau and Hugo Boss. (...)

Russian businessman Oleg Tinkov got involved with the team last year but then said he was withdrawing his backing. Photograph: Getty

Nicolas Roche’s team has received much needed reassurance that its budget will be covered next year, with Saxo Bank stepping up to fill the estimated (...)

A customer counts Indian one-hundred rupee banknotes – the currency has dropped in value recently. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Emerging markets took another pounding last week after the Federal Reserve confirmed it was “broadly comfortable” with plans to soon scale back stimul(...)

Global markets mostly stuck to tight ranges this morning, with uncertainty about the future of the US monetary stimulus programme keeping investors on edge. Photo: Bloomberg
Fed keeps markets on edge

Global markets mostly stuck to tight ranges this morning, with uncertainty about the future of the US monetary stimulus programme keeping investors on(...)

European shares opened slightly lower today, with profit-taking expected to keep trade jittery on the last day of May, but with a key index still on t(...)