A financial trader monitors data on computer screens at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Tuesday and sterling rose to a 2-1/2 month high against a struggling euro as Greece’s ongoing debt drama offset bumper airline(...)

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(...)

Yields on government bonds of the big advanced economies peaked in the early 1980s: Japan’s peak was near 10 per cent, Germany’s 11 per cent, and those of the US and UK 15 per cent and 16 per cent.

Is the 3½ decade long bull market in the highest-rated government debt over? If so, would that be a good thing or a bad one? The answer to the first q(...)

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(...)

The BoE delayed its interest rate decision from last week to avoid clashing with the election

The Bank of England kept interest rates steady at a record-low 0.5 per cent on Monday, judging that the outlook for prices and wages is still too weak(...)

A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

Thomas Piketty: “Euro zone finance ministers have been meeting every other week for the past four months to discuss Greece, and nobody knows what they’ve done or what they are talking about. We are just losing time.”

France’s best known economist is more worried about a Grexit than a Brexit. In a wide-ranging discussion with the Anglo-American Press Association in (...)

Investors were awaiting a statement from the Federal Reserve about the timing of a possible interest rate increase in the US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

European stocks tumbled the most since September, pulling back from their recent highs after a report showed the US economy grew by just 0.2 per cent(...)