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(...)

An office building containing the London HQ  of Bell Pottinger: the disgraced firm is now fighting for survival amid a mass exodus of clients and staff. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Bank of Ireland has become the latest corporate client, and the first big Irish name, to sever ties with embattled UK public relations firm Bell Potti(...)

 Driss Oukabir  posing on a beach. Photograph: Handout/Facebook/AFP/Getty

Officers seeking Spanish police investigating the Barcelona terrorist attack are hunting an 18-year-old man who is suspected of driving the van that p(...)

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(...)