Wall Street stocks were little changed on Thursday evening after a raft of mixed quarterly earnings and the slide in oil prices kept investors on the sidelines.

European shares fell slightly on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged, with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and Fren(...)

US sports clothing company Under Armour reports earnings jump to 4 cents a share last quarter. Photograph: Getty

Under Armour topped first-quarter earnings estimates and raised its annual forecast, offering fresh evidence that the athletic-apparel maker can maint(...)

Betting industry had its worst-ever Cheltenham, with losses  exceeding £60 million. Photograph: Getty

Ladbrokes chief executive Jim Mullen said rivals “abandoned bookmaking principles” as the industry racked up record losses during last month’s Chelte(...)

The popularity of  Game Of Thrones has helped drive the sales of Sky’s Now TV service.

Irish subscribers to Sky are spending an average of €60 per month, more than in other European countries, the entertainment company has reported. It(...)

UK retail sales excluding auto fuel fell 1.6 per cent, the most since January 2014. Photographer: Bloomberg

UK retail sales fell for a second month in March as consumers bought less of everything from food to clothing. The volume of sales dropped 1.3 per ce(...)

Sales fell 2.4 per cent to 52.2 billion kronor ($6.4 billion), the mobile-network equipment and software maker said on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Ericsson shares fell the most in a year after its first quarter sales missed analysts’ estimates, showing the Swedish company’s efforts to expand beyo(...)

Mitsubishi headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Shares plunged more than 15 per cent after the car maker announced it has mishandled fuel economy test data. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Mitsubishi Motors’s disclosure that it manipulated fuel-economy tests risks putting the Japanese carmaker back in a familiar position: needing help fr(...)

Ardagh, led by executive chairman Paul Coulson, is due to publish quarterly results and update debt investors at the end of this month.

Financier Paul Coulson faces questions next week from bond investors on how the heavily-indebted Ardagh Group plans to fund what would be its biggest (...)

A woman touches a virtual reality 3D glasses as she and a man sit in a car before the shareholders’ meeting of the Daimler AG in Berlin, Germany: it fell 2.1 per cent. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP Photo

Sentiment was looking tired in global stock markets at the end of a strong week as investors kept a wary watch on a fresh fall in oil prices and equit(...)

Local residents near a collapsed wall after an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan,   April 14th, 2016. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

A series of earthquakes has struck southern Japan today. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, registering the most (...)