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(...)

Hostelworld chairman Richard Segal (left) with CEO Feargal Mooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

European shares steadied on Thursday, with banks coming under pressure after a surprise rights issue by Spain’s Banco Popular raised fears that others(...)