Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 284.57 points on Thursday. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday, shaking off a slump related to China growth fears, as strong US economic data boosted investor sen(...)

Concerns over China’s economic outlook set stocks tumbling in Tokyo on Friday, and analysts expect a volatile week in global markets. Photograph: EPA

Investors are braced for further market volatility after the Iseq endured a torrid end to last week, following a global sell-off due to fears over Chi(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve, has been careful not to be any more specific on the timing of a move as the central bank continues to monitor occasionally erratic economic data. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

The sudden intrusion into the debate on the timing of an interest rate move by Dennis Lockhart has been telling. The president of the Federal Reserve (...)

Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during her semiannual report on the economy.

The US Federal Reserve signalled it remained on course to lift interest rates this year, but left its options open on when to pull the trigger as it a(...)

Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services dipped 0.1 per cent following a 0.7 per cent gain in May. Photograph: Bloomberg.

US retail sales unexpectedly fell in June as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, which could raise concerns th(...)

Visitors pass a stock price ticker screen inside the Hellenic stock exchange in Athens, Greece, on Monday. Stocks rose around the world and Treasuries fell with German bunds on speculation European officials will break a months-long impasse in talks over a Greek bailout. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

US stocks followed European equities higher, while Treasuries fell with German bunds on speculation officials will break an impasse over a Greek bail(...)

 In  March, Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen freed the central bank’s hands to raise rates as soon as yesterday’s meeting but insisted she would not rush to pull the trigger. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The Federal Reserve is on course for an increase in short-term interest rates as soon as September, as it expressed cautious optimism for the US econo(...)

A young man skates at the entrance of the Bank of Greece headquarters in Athens. European Union officials have blamed the collapse of Greece’s latest debt talks squarely on Athens

Asian shares extended losses and the euro skidded in Asian trade on Monday, after Greece’s talks with lenders to avert a default ended with no agreeme(...)

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks about the state of the US, Greek and global economy on Thursday Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve should delay raising interest rates until the first half of 2016, the International Monetary Fund said as it cut its US growth for(...)

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(...)