Dublin heavyweight CRH ended the day down 0.44 per cent at €25.62

European shares fell yesterday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by concerns about Greece’s debt problems and a poor local election resul(...)

People celebrate the results of leftist parties at the townhall square after the Spanish regional and local elections in Valencia, Spain

European stock markets edged lower early on Monday, tracking losses in the US market after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the cent(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook luncheon in Providence, Rhode Island, US, on Friday, May 22nd, 2015. Yellen said she still expects to raise interest rates this year if the economy meets her forecasts, with a gradual pace of tightening to follow. (Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Asian shares got off to a lacklustre start on Monday, after rising inflation and a hawkish tone from the US Federal Reserve Chair rekindled expectat(...)

Nothing exemplifies the recent market madness in China better than the case of online video stock Beijing Baofeng Technology.  Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Hedge fund fees are a joke. Often, so is the criticism of hedge fund fees. Take the faux outrage that greeted last week’s Institutional Investor annou(...)

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 (...)