Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

Britain posted the smallest budget deficit for any June since 2008 as tax revenues from personal incomes and corporate profits surged. Net borrowing (...)

Permanent TSB was the star performer on the Dublin market yesterday, closing up 4.8 per cent at €5.31 with 2.5 million shares changing hands.

European stocks were little changed, posting their longest winning streak since January, amid mixed earnings reports from Ericsson and Volvo. The S(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: said any increases in the cost of borrowing will be limited and gradual. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Bank of England’s governor says a rise in UK interest rates from their historical low is getting closer but that any increases in the cost of borr(...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Out Thursday: German balance of trade (May)
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TODAY Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor sentiment (July); US Markit services PMI (Jun). TOMORROW Indicators: German industrial production (May); (...)

Bank Of England governor Mark Carney: “Britain’s attitude to this developing crisis is clear: we hope for the best; but we prepare for the worst.” Photograph: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The European Union has built up “quite strong” defences over the last few years to guard against the danger of contagion from the Greek crisis, the Go(...)

Britain’s current account deficit  fell to £26.548 billion from an upwardly revised £28.93 billion

Britain’s economy grew more strongly than previously thought in the first three months of the year, and households’ disposable income rose at the fast(...)

Mark Carney, chairman of the Financial Stability Board. Photograph:  Michael Buholzer/Reuters.

The Financial Stability Board, the global regulator chaired by Mark Carney, is considering adapting its proposed too-big-to-fail bank fix in response (...)

For chief executives and chairmen in the UK, a bonus could be clawed back for up to 10 years if misconduct is uncovered

Top bankers in Britain could have their bonuses clawed back a decade after they were awarded under proposals from regulators on Tuesday that would mak(...)