Brent is on   track for its fourth straight monthly decline, having risen in only two of the past 14 months.  Photograph: David Karp/Bloomberg News.

Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. Brent crude futu(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

 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(...)

All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

The Fed has said it will raise rates only when it sees a sustained recovery in the economy. Photograph: Getty Images

US stocks rose sharply on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the US economy grew faster in the sec(...)

William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Wednesday that a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month seems less appropriate given the recent global market turmoil has increased the risks to the US economy. (Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Britain’s top share index rose on Thursday, recouping the previous session’s fall, as hopes of lower rates for longer from the Federal Reserve help(...)

Chinese giant shakes the world

Napoleon described China as a sleeping giant which, when roused from slumber, would shake the world. The great awakening began in the mid-1980s when D(...)

Stocks surged late in trading, appearing to respond to the view of William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, that next month may be not be the right time to start increasing rates.

US stocks yesterday wiped out most losses suffered in a two-day rout, with shares posting their biggest gains since 2011 as investors shook off concer(...)

A man walks past an advertisement promoting yuan,  dollar and euro exchange services in Hong Kong.

Raising interest rates is always harder than cutting them. When investors are bleeding and workers fear the chop, promises of cheap money sound like t(...)

The front of the Nasdaq Stock Market  in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

A day of extraordinary volatility on world stock markets has left nerves on edge, as investors worry about the outlook for global growth. Investors i(...)