Television news reporters broadcast reports on Spanish stock prices from the Madrid Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Global shares fluctuated slightly on Wednesday ahead of the release of minutes for the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. Traders in Europe were so(...)

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont  is applauded after  addressing the region’s parliament in Barcelona. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

The Spanish cabinet has met to work out its response to an announcement from the head of the wealthy Catalonia region that he was proceeding with a de(...)

Shares in the world’s biggest luxury group, LVMH, rose 2.3 per cent after it beat sales and revenue forecasts in its third quarter

uropean bourses ended the day slightly lower on Tuesday as investors braced themselves ahead of a possible unilateral declaration of independence at t(...)

A man wearing a Spanish flag gives “free hugs” in central Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Tensions between Barcelona and Madrid showed little sign of slackening ahead of a widely anticipated appearance in the northeastern region’s parliamen(...)

A group of pro-union supporters demonstrate in a square in Sabadell, Calatonia, on Friday. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

A flurry of movement of major businesses out of Catalonia appears to have sown doubts within the region’s separatist government about plans to issue (...)

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(...)

European shares fell with Spain’s IBEX marking its biggest loss since last year’s Brexit vote shook equity markets

European shares fell on Wednesday on the back of the crisis in Catalonia, while US secretary of state Rex Tillerson insistence that he did not conside(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange   in New York . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

World stock markets climbed on Monday, lifted by optimism over the outlook for corporate earnings and US president Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, wh(...)

Tullow Oil: The Kingfisher well at the Lake Albert Rift Basin, in Uganda. Tullow Oil added 4.1 per cent to €3.33 in Dublin yesterday

Irish shares and the broader European market ended the session on Monday little changed, following a choppy session which saw early gains give way to (...)