Bayer was one of the biggest boosts to the Stoxx 600, up 1.2 per cent after BASF agreed to buy parts of its seed and herbicide businesses. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq index edged up by 0.44 per cent on Friday on a day of light volume and few significant stock moves. In Europe, it was a more(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record levels on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks, propelled by a weaker euro, recorded their biggest monthly gains this year on Friday, but Volkswagen shares sank on further provision(...)

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Monday after the euro weakened following the increase in support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in (...)

This is part of series on the subject of burnout which continues next week in The Irish Times and on irishtimes.com. We would like to hear from reader(...)

CRH: the firm’s stock, which accounts for almost a quarter of the Iseq,  gained 0.4 per cent after  Morgan Stanley raised its stance   to “equal-weight”, the equivalent of “hold”, from “underweight”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq stock index in Dublin edged higher on Wednesday, outperforming a weak equities performance across Europe, as index heavyweight CRHbenefitted (...)

Equifax weighed the most on the S&P, after the provider of consumer credit scores said personal details of as many as 143 million US consumers were hacked. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters

Although European shares were little changed on Friday on the whole, the UK’s top share index was under pressure from mining stocks. Ireland traded sl(...)

French supermarket Carrefour was Europe’s worst performer on Thursday. The stock saw its biggest daily drop in 20 years. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters.

After jitters over North Korea subsided on Thursday, European and US indices closed up with Ireland’s benchmark index performing strongly on the day. (...)

Bank of Ireland at College Green, Dublin. The bank’s shares  shed 1.44%  to end the day at €6.99

European shares fell on Monday as US and South Korean military manoeuvres left investors nervous about continuing geopolitical tensions. However, deal(...)

Worldwide political tensions have had a negative effect on equities this week. Photograph: Reuters

A sell-off among heavyweight basic resources stocks heightened the third day of losses for European shares and put them on track for their worst week (...)