In Europe, stocks rose to their highest levels in a week, although Ireland lagged slightly behind the trend

A global gauge of stock markets rose as investors were cautiously optimistic about a possible de-escalation of the conflict in the Russia-Ukraine b(...)

Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH.  The company had a poor day on the Dublin stock exchange yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stocks were generally a touch stronger yesterday, as investors took comfort from Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen’s comments on taking care not to(...)

Irish construction firm CRH indicated that it may sell further assets. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined from a five-year high as investors weighed corporate earnings and China‘s pledge to boost the role of markets in economic gro(...)

The Bank of Ireland building in the International Financial Services Centre: Activity at Bank of Ireland has been increasing since it broke through the 20 cents a share barrier last week. Photograph: Frank MIller

European stocks rose for a fifth day in response to better-than-expected economic data, as well as signals from central bankers that European interest(...)