Janet Yellen, chairperson of the US Federal Reserve. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Has somebody slipped something funny into the water coolers at Dublin’s brokerages recently? Last week, Goodbody Stockbrokers got itself all tongue-ti(...)

The Stoxx 600 climbed 1.6 per cent on Tuesday amid optimism central banks will support the global economy. The gauge has rallied 18 per cent this year amid quantitative-easing measures by the European Central Bank.

European stocks rose closer to a record as BG Group jumped after Royal Dutch Shell agreed to buy it. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.2 per cent to(...)

Bubbly China and price-to-dream ratios The word “bubble” is grotesquely overused but Chinese equities are looking, well, bubbly.The Chinese market is (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US interest rate hikes are coming but there’s no rush to do so, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen announced last week, an unexpectedly dovish message(...)

Low interest rates have spurred a desperate search for yield. This has encouraged investors to buy investment grade, high-yield and emerging market bonds to supplement treasuries and gilts

A growing number of professional investors are warning that bonds are overvalued as fears grow that a fixed income bubble will collapse in a disord(...)

HSBC went against the overwhelming consensus for euro weakness on Thursday by raising its euro forecast to $1.20 by the end of 2017, arguing that the (...)

Janet Yellen, of the US Federal Reserve: playing   cards close to her chest. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee will make an interest rate decision at a critical meeting on Wednesday. While rates are expecte(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday. Yellen said inflation and wage growth remain too low even as the job market improves, and she signaled that a change in the Fed’s guidance on interest rates won’t lock it into a timetable for tightening. (Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Ireland’s 10-year government bond fell below 1 per cent on Wednesday morning, the first time the country’s cost of funding has fallen below the 1 p(...)

 Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Rederal Reserve: she urged investors not to assume that the central bank will follow a predictable pattern if it drops its pledge to be “patient” before raising rates. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Janet Yellen kept the US Federal Reserve’s options open on its interest rates tightening policy, urging investors not to assume that the central bank (...)