The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region’s economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia(...)

Nine of the 11 major S&P indexes ended the day higher, led by the information technology and financial sectors

Two of Spain’s biggest banks are considering moving their headquarters out of Catalonia following recent unrest, while the three main US indexes climb(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Losses in consumer stocks cut gains for Wall Street’s main indices. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s tax plans boosted stocks on Wednesday, while strong showings from several index heavyweights helped the Irish market outpe(...)

TSB, which already has 4.7 million customers, was spun out of Lloyds last year

Spain’s Banco Sabadell has received approval from Britain’s financial regulators for its £1.7 billion takeover of Britain’s TSB , increasing competit(...)

Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

Picture  shows a TSB bank logo in central London. Photograph: Getty Images

British bank TSB said it had agreed to be taken over by Spanish lender Banco Sabadell in a deal which values the business at £1.7 billion (€2.35 billi(...)

Spanish telecoms company Telefonica has  agreed to pay the equivalent of €8.55 billion for KPN’s German unit E-Plus, compared with its earlier offer of €8.1 billion. Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Spain’s telecom giant Telefonica improved its offer for KPN’s German unit E-Plus, winning support from the Dutch telecom group’s biggest shareholder, (...)

An announcement that  Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield is to move to Lloyd’s Banking Group  is understood to be imminent. Photograph: David Sleator

The widely anticipated move of the Central Bank’s deputy governor Matthew Elderfield’s to Lloyd’s Banking Group is expected to be confirmed lat(...)