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(...)

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(...)

European shares dropped to their lowest level since late March on Thursday as cyclicals fell and some big stocks went ex-dividend, overshadowing a num(...)

Traders on Wall Street: health stocks got a boost on Thursday after Republicans unveiled a Bill to repeal Obamacare and the energy sector took a breather with oil prices edging up from multi-month lows

A rise in European health stocks helped pull European shares out of negative territory on Thursday, pegged back by the slide in the energy sector on (...)

The group said it expects to achieve “good revenue growth and 5 per cent to 9 per cent growth in adjusted earnings”

Food group Kerry has said it made a solid start to the year with sustained volume growth recorded during its first quarter despite taking a hit to its(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Many retailers rallied on Tuesday after results from the crucial Christmas season exceeded Wall Street’s pessimistic expectations. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares advanced on data indicating that the EU’s recovery may be strengthening, though bank stocks suffered on bad news from UK lender HSBC. (...)

Stan McCarthy, chief executive of Kerry Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Results: Bovis Homes; HSBC Holdings. Indicators: German PPI (Jan). Tuesday Results: Green REIT; Kerry Group; Medtronic; Minerva. Meetings(...)

The country’s three waste authorities are looking at by-laws to ensure that anyone producing waste is disposing of it properly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hoarding household waste in spare rooms, yards, sheds and attics is increasingly common, according to local authorities, who complain that they cannot(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street stocks extended losses in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 headed for its seventh day of losses as a tightening race for the White House rattled investors. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell for an eighth consecutive day, following a global sell-off amid growing investor anxiety as polls indicated that the race betwee(...)

Stan McCarthy is chief executive of Kerry Group which has reported ‘sustained volume growth’ for the first nine months of 2016. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group has reported “sustained volume growth” for the first nine months of the year, despite what it described(...)