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(...)

Twenty five of the euro zone’s 130 biggest banks have failed a landmark health check and ended last year with a collective capital shortfall of €25 billion, the European Central Banks said today.

Twenty five euro zone banks, including nine Italian banks, have failed the European Central Bank’s stress tests, and will face a combined capital shor(...)

UniCredit and AnaCap announced a transaction for a €700 million portfolio of non-performing loans in February. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The trickle of toxic debt being sold by Italian banks is turning into a torrent as UniCredit prepares to announce the disposal of more than €5 billion(...)

EasyJet rallied 6.4 per cent to 1,459 pence sterling in London. The airline said it expects to report pretax profit of at least £575 million for the year ended September 30th. In Dublin, Ryanair added 2.52 per cent to close at €7.597. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

European stocks rebounded yesterday on better-than-expected jobs news from the US. Disappointment with the European Central Bank’s asset-buying(...)

Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

European stocks plunged the most in more than 15 months on concern the European Central Bank’s asset-buying programme won’t be enough to boost inflat(...)