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(...)

UBS reported a surprise outflow of funds from its flagship wealth management business on Tuesday, threatening to overshadow its best annual results since 2010 and a higher than expected dividend payout. (Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

Stocks fell as disappointing earnings from European companies deepened investor concern that global growth is slowing. Oil extended this week’s slump(...)

  Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, speaks during a panel session on the closing day at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Jean Christophe Bott/EPA

The Bank of Japan unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero on Friday, stunning investors with another bold move to revive the economy as (...)

Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the village of Llanera near Oviedo in northern Spain, which very soon will double as one of the world’s fanciest skate parks and a beacon for music video directors. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images
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Image of the week: Temple of thrills Finishing touches are being put to a skaters’ ramp under construction inside an abandoned church in the villag(...)

Former City broker Darrell Read leaves court after being cleared of helping to rig the Libor lending rate Photograph: Getty Images

Darrell Read, an ex-ICAP broker accused of helping convicted trader Tom Hayes rig Libor, was found not guilty on Thursday by a London jury, a day afte(...)

After surprising markets in October with a record €6.2 billion third-quarter loss, Deutsche Bank said late on Wednesday it expects its fourth-quarter loss to be about €2.1 billion

Deutsche Bank’s record net loss of €6.7 billion which it expects to report for 2015, due to writedowns, litigation charges and restructuring costs, ha(...)

“Apple may well prove a value trap – who knows? – but the notion ‘value stocks in tech just do not work’ is pure fiction.” Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Bear market a reality for many investors A renewed bout of China-induced nervousness resulted in stocks selling off hard last week, triggering the us(...)

Julius Baer, the third-largest Swiss wealth manager, is beefing up its Irish operation as it primes itself for long-term growth in Dublin.  (Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg)

Switzerland’s third-largest wealth manager Julius Baer is beefing up its Irish operation as it primes itself for long-term growth in Dublin. On Mond(...)

Consumer confidence is on the rise and economic sentiment is at a more than four-year high.

Moribund. Decrepit. Sclerotic. Popular words to describe the economy shared by the 19 countries of the euro zone - but perhaps no longer apt. Very sl(...)

Chinese investors look at a screen showing stock movements at a stock brokerage house in Beijing. Photograph: EPA/How Hwee Young

More than €2.1 trillion was wiped off global stocks this week as China’s slowing economy and currency depreciations spooked investors around the world(...)