People walk past a picture of Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy outside the People’s Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid

European shares edged higher on Monday, buoyed by gains in carmaker Volkswagen and telecoms equipment manufacturer Ericsson, although an inconclusive (...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese investors have gone crazy for stocks this year. The tech-heavy ChiNext index has risen by some 150 per cent since January. The Shenzhen stock (...)

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)

Markets across the world closed fairly flat yesterday, despite better than expected retail sales data in the US. (...)

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank. Photo: Bloomberg

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank and some technical selling on overbou(...)