Stronger-than-expected US economic growth, coupled with a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, pushed the dollar up and drove down(...)

Janet Yellen: US stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark index’s biggest two-day decline since June, as a report that  Ms Yellen was picked to lead the Federal Reserve offset concern that the debt impasse will harm the economy. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Deadlock in Washington was the main topic on the floors of stock markets yesterday, prompting investors to mark time and wait to see what happens.The (...)

Aer Lingus shares were stronger by four cent

Stock markets were mostly in negative form yesterday, with concerns over China’s growth outlook continuing to weigh on investors’ minds and the Europe(...)

Ryanair, in line with the  travel and leisure space generealy, had a remarkable day, finishing up nearly 4 per cent. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Global equity markets and crude oil rose yesterday as investors snapped up riskier assets at the start of a new quarter after data showed US manufactu(...)

DCC chief executive Tommy Breen. The company is to be added to the FTSE 250 index after close of business on June 21.

Energy and distribution group DCC is to be added to the FTSE 250 index from the close of business on June 21.The announcement marks DCC’s entry to the(...)