Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province earlier this year. Apple is expected to show a 20% jump in  Q2 earnings on Monday. (Photograph: Chance Chan/ Reuters)

US stocks rose amid optimism better-than- estimated technology earnings will extend last week’s rally, while European shares advanced as Greece reshu(...)

Greek myths: A sixth myth is that if Greece defaults, it would have to create a new currency and so leave the eurozone.

The Greek epic continues. It will not end well if the people involved do not recognise they are clinging on to myths. Here are six, each of which pose(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi holds a press conference at the IMF/WB Spring Meetings in Washington.

The euro fell across the board on Tuesday, as details emerged on a European Central Bank proposal to increase the insurance it would demand in return (...)

Morgan Stanley’s shares were up 2.2 per cent at $37.55 in premarket trading after it announced its latest results

Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported a much stronger-than-expected rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by higher revenue from trading(...)

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(...)

In early trade Germany’s 10-year yield was down almost a basis point at a new low of 0.087 per cent

Euro zone government borrowing costs slid to new lows on Thursday, a day after the European Central Bank pledged to fulfil its €1 trillion euro bond-b(...)

 A general view of Madrid’s stock market. Investors have been emboldened by the prospect of an economic recovery as the European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion quantitative easing policy suppresses borrowing costs and cheapens the single currency. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Global stock markets ended the week with the S&P 500 back within striking distance of its record high, European equities at 15-year peaks and the (...)

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Photograph: Bloomberg

Macroeconomic risks have declined over the past year but growth in the global economy remains uneven and moderate, the managing director of the Intern(...)

The BoE said it was keeping unchanged at £375 billion the stockpile of government bonds that it acquired after the financial crisis

The Bank of England kept interest rates at their record low on Thursday as policymakers wait to see whether a tumble in inflation is short-lived or tu(...)

Motor industry figures published late on Wednesday show that the sector’s recovery is broadening to France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

World stocks marched higher again on Thursday, drawing support from European car sales and German trade data, while expectations that the first US int(...)