China data on Saturday showed further weakness in much of the economy, but also contained a few bright spots. (Photograph: Bill SavadoveSTR/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian shares began a central-bank focused week on firm footing on Monday, buoyed by gains on Wall Street and glimmers of strength in weekend data fro(...)

In Dublin, Permanent TSB jumped 4.99 per cent to finish the day on €2.90. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Oil prices rose on Friday, boosting world stock markets, after an energy organisation said the oil market may have found a floor, while the euro ease(...)

The Tokyo stock exchange. The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the yen.

The latest global stock market rally is running out of steam as oil prices see more volatility and investors once again seek “safety” in gold and the (...)

 US oil fell towards $27 a barrel and its lowest since 2003, on worries about global oversupply. Photo: Bloomberg

Oil extended its decline from the lowest close in more than 12 years before weekly US government data forecast to show crude stockpiles expanded, exac(...)

Traders work at their desks in front of the German share price index, DAX board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt

Global equity markets dropped to their lowest levels since 2013 on Wednesday to put them on track for one of their worst monthly performances on recor(...)

Consumers will welcome the sustained sharp fall in the oil price in recent months which has seen a litre of petrol drop from €1.70 less than four year(...)

Iran plans to raise output by half a million to 1 million barrels per day post lifting of sanctions

Oil prices eased on Monday after data showed some of Asia’s largest economies are struggling, which offset a boost from a breakdown in diplomatic ties(...)

Brent crude dropped $1.60 to $36.33 a barrel – the lowest in seven years – edging closer to the December 2008 intraday low of $36.20 a barrel. Photograph:  Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Oil fell to a seven-year low on Monday and close to the levels hit during the financial crisis amid increased expectations of a persistent oversupply (...)

Crude oil futures fell for a seventh straight session on Monday, their longest losing streak since mid-2014. Photo: Bloomberg

Crude oil futures fell for a seventh straight session on Monday, their longest losing streak since mid-2014, as a forecast from the International Ener(...)

The UN conference on climate change in Paris from November 30th-December 11th provides a greater cause for optimism than any previous climate summit. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images.

As Paris recovers from the shock of the recent horrific attacks, the City of Light also stands as a beacon of hope for the world as it prepares to hos(...)