Fyffes, the banana distributor, slipped more than 1.5 per cent to close the day at €1.17 per share. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Dublin stock exchange reached its highest level since 2008, climbing 1.1 per cent.Shares rose across most of Europe, building on their best start(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

The iPhone maker issued $6.5 billion of debt Monday, locking in borrowing costs for as long as three decades. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Apple ’s mega bond sale is fueling speculation US interest rates are poised to increase. The iPhone maker issued $6.5 billion of debt Monday, locking (...)

The Standard Chartered  logo is displayed atop of a bank branch as a Chinese national flag flies in the Central business district of Hong Kong

Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands moved aggressively on Thursday to reverse the Asia-focused bank’s fortunes by closing the bulk of its (...)

The reluctance of producer club Opec to cut output has pulled down prices

Oil prices slid back close to opening levels around $60.20 per barrel after gaining earlier in the day on expectation of firm US economic data due la(...)

The Bank of England sign on the wall of its headquarters in London. A power cut at the bank added to the drama of banking stress tests yesterday

A power cut at the Bank of England added to the drama of the banking stress tests on Tuesday, as reporters and officials were forced to quit Threadnee(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, pauses during a news conference . Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds barely passed stress tests set by the Bank of England, which said their capital at the end of last year fell short(...)

Customers stand at a counter inside a Standard Chartered bank branch in Hong Kong, China. The bank is to close as many as 100 retail branches.

Standard Chartered said it would cut as many as 100 retail branches and manage more money for the wealthy as it sought to reassure the lender’s bigges(...)

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(...)

 Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)