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. (...)

The logo of Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta adorns it’s headquarters in Basel. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

China’s state-owned ChemChina will make an agreed €39.4 billion bid for Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta, the companies said on Wednesday, ma(...)

Fruit importer Fyffes added 3.41 per cent to end the day at €1.396

European shares fell on Tuesday as oil dropped again and investors weighed earnings from a number of companies, including BP and UBS. Dealers noted(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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Dublin’s Iseq tracked the global sell-off and  Ryanair finished the day down 2 per cent at €14.40

European stocks fell to a one-year low as concerns about global growth intensified amid disappointing US data and another precipitous slide in oil pr(...)

Files: The entrance sign is seen at the headquarters of Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Photograph: Juliette MICHEL/AFP/Getty Images

Monsanto plans to cut another 1,000 jobs worldwide, bringing total planned cuts to 3,600, about 16 per cent of its workforce, according to a filing wi(...)

CRH, which has been upgraded by Goldman Sachs,  rose 1.05% to €25.93

Global equity markets rallied yesterday as oil prices moved away from multi-year lows, though investors remained mindful of the possibility for more v(...)

Building materials group CRH advanced 1.4 per cent to €25.13
Weak earnings hit European shares

European shares fell yesterday as weak corporate earnings weighed on investor sentiment. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index slid 0.8 per cent and(...)

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What if we’re wrong about climate change? What has art got to say about it, and how can it help? With COP21, the next conference on the subject, due i(...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)