Statoil jumped 6.1 per cent after Norway’s biggest oil company unexpectedly posted a profit

Energy companies pushed European equities up for a second day running, amid better-than-estimated earnings reports and news of oil reaching $45 a barr(...)

 BP reported a first quarter loss of $583 million  against profits of $2.6 billion a year earlier as it continues to suffer from sharply lower oil prices. (Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

BP said on Tuesday it could cut capital spending further after reporting an 80 per cent drop in profits in the first quarter of the year, when oil pr(...)

The volume of shares changing hands across Europe was a third per cent lower than the 30-day average. EPA/JJ Guillen

Stocks dropped around the world as the dollar extended gains into a fifth day, with the potential for higher US interest rates again roiling financia(...)

Insulation-maker Kingspan was among the rises, adding 1.5 per cent to €22.65

European stocks were little changed at the close of the markets, after swinging from gains to losses amid a sell-off in the energy and commodity sect(...)

The group said revenue rose 10.4 per cent to €3.45 billion from €3.12 billion for the preceding year

Total Produce, the food distributor spun out of Fyffes, has reported pretax profits of €46.8 million for 2015, up 5.6 per cent on the €44.3 million re(...)

French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

Oil prices slid after rallying by 10 per cent on Friday. That led to losses by companies such as BP, Total and Eni

European shares fell yesterday as Spanish and Italian banks led a decline by banking shares and oil and gas companies lost ground when an oil price r(...)

Investors look at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai

European stock markets fell on Monday, with shares in major oil and gas companies losing ground as an oil price rally fizzled out. The pan-European F(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry is greeted by the US Ambassador to Austria Alexa Wesner as he steps from his plane upon arriving in Vienna on Saturday on what is expected to be “implementation day,” the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to sc(...)

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(...)