CRH gained 1.07%  to close at €27.39 after more than 880,000 of its shares changed hands in Dublin

European stocks declined as commodity producers slid on a stronger dollar, with healthcare and leisure-related shares also falling. DUBLIN Index hea(...)

President Mario Draghi has said the ECB is prepared to intervene if risks to inflation increase or financing conditions tighten

The European Central Bank is likely to keep the door open for more monetary stimulus but stop short of taking new policy steps at a meeting on Thursda(...)

Seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Europe’s largest banks are poised for more bloodletting. (Photograph: Chip East/Reuters)

Seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Europe’s largest banks are poised for more bloodletting. New management teams at Deutsche Ba(...)

Deutsche Bank: chief executive John Cryan presented preliminary details of the cost-cutting plan to members of the supervisory board at the weekend. A spokesman for the bank declined to comment. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Deutsche Bank aims to cut roughly 23,000 jobs, or about one quarter of its staff, through layoffs mainly in technology activities and by spinning off (...)

Germany’s DAX Index: rose 1.6 per cent on Wednesday while Italy’s benchmark FTSE MIB Index closed up 1.9 per cent, the most among major western-European markets. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

European stocks climbed for the sixth time in seven days, led by a gain in commodity producers and a sharp rise in Société Générale shares after it(...)

A television screen shows Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaking during a Greek bailout news report as a trader monitors financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin soared by about 1.7 per cent as investors celebrated the Greek bailout deal and the avoidance of the country’s exit from the euro.(...)

Gross domestic product in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter for a 1.0 per cent year-on-year rise. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

A slowdown in Germany weighed on the euro zone in the first quarter, but the bloc’s economy still grew at its fastest in almost two years as cheap fo(...)

 Britain’s FTSE 100 index fell 0.8 per cent on the day of an election that could yield a weak government, propel it towards a vote on EU membership and foster Scottish secession .(Photograph: PA Wire)

After three-and-a-half years of near constant decline, Irish bond yields are on the rise again amid an unprecedented global sell-off in government deb(...)

A Greek national flag flies atop Acropolis hill in Athens. Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greek bond yields rose on Tuesday on reports that the International Monetary Fund may cut a funding lifeline to Greece unless its European partners ac(...)

Global Shares for managing employee equity plans

Cork-based technology firm Global Shares has announced a major expansion plan which will create 80 new jobs over the next three years.The company whic(...)