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(...)

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(...)