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A sliding pound and buoyant oil prices failed to lift the mood in British shares on Tuesday as grim economic data and disappointing corporate earnings from G4S and Primark and Penneys owner Associated British Foods weighed on the FTSE 100 index.

European shares pulled back from two-year highs on Tuesday, after treading water on Monday, as heavyweight defensive sectors dropped and some company (...)

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. (...)

Security staff hired by multinational firm G4S are briefed a day before the start of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

G4S, the world’s largest security group, said its turnaround was on track as it posted a 7.6 per cent rise in first-half profit on Wednesday and forec(...)

Permanent TSB, whose share prices has been in the doldrums in recent weeks, ended the day down 2.6%  at €1.85. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European shares fell back on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions sent all major benchmarks into negative territory, accompanied by a slight uptick in v(...)

A trader works at the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters

It was a slow day in the Irish market on Tuesday as investors geared up for super Thursday next week, a day when over 200 companies are due to report (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  in New York. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between losses and gains on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European stocks closed little changed, halting a four-day losing streak, as gains in banks were tempered by losses in energy and mining shares. The p(...)

London-listed G4S, which recorded revenues of £6.8bn in 2015, employs 611,000 people in 100 countries.

An Irish subsidiary of security services giant G4S, which employs 1,650 people locally, recorded restructuring costs of €2.5 million in 2015, a year i(...)

Germany’s DAX Index was in focus as the benchmark dropped 0.4 per cent, weighed down by EON and exporters such as ThyssenKrupp and Bayer as the euro strengthened. Photograph: Reuters

European shares halted a five-day rally, retreating from their highest prices in almost seven weeks, on disappointing earnings at companies including (...)

G4S cut its debt to 3.2 times core earnings from 3.3 times at the end of 2015.

Britain’s G4S posted an 8.2 per cent rise in first-half core earnings on Wednesday and maintained its dividend, sending its shares 7 per cent higher a(...)

Coca-Cola: results out on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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MONDAY Results: Irish Residential Properties (REIT). Indicators: Ulster Bank construction PMI, Vehicles licensed for the first time (July), German i(...)

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