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The benchmark S&P 500 index is now just about 2 per cent away from its early May record high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Hopes of monetary stimulus lifted investor sentiment globally on Tuesday with anticipation of an interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve. In the U(...)

At the Stock Exchange in Madrid the Ibex 35 dropped 0.31 per cent at the start of the trade session. Photograph: EPA/Emilio Naranjo

European shares advanced on Wednesday as investors globally cheered strong data from China, which has served to ease concerns about an economic slowdo(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, on Thursday. Wall Street fell for the fourth straight session, weighed down by financial and technology stocks. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets slumped on Thursday while the dollar rose, as the European Central Bank (ECB) postponed interest rate rises to 2020 an(...)

Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/AP Photo/Keystone

The Church of England has warned that fossil fuel companies are in its sights, following its successful push to get coal miner Glencore to cap its coa(...)

 Gordon Elliott celebrates winning the Champion Hurdle   with Apple’s Jade. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As the billionaire chief executive of one of the world’s biggest airlines, Michael O’Leary is used to making decisions. But the Ryanair boss faces a d(...)

A rescue crew works through the aftermath of the dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil on January 25th Photograph:  Washington Alves/Reuters

Brazilian rescuers have found seven bodies of people swept away by a burst tailings dam and more are expected to be found, with about 200 people still(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on January 22nd. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares extended their slide on Tuesday, as growth worries weighed on global markets and results from Switzerland’s UBS dragged on the banking(...)

David Mullins on Kemboy clears the last to win The Savills Chase at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins is concerned time may be running out to get vital experience into his best novices ahead of the Cheltenham festival in eight weeks’ tim(...)

Apple’s first sales warning in over a decade sent European shares sliding, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply. Photograph: Getty Images

A revenue warning from Apple rocked equity markets around the globe yesterday as concerns over a damaging China-US trade battle and its impact on worl(...)

Shares in Nike jumped 7.85 per cent after the company’s quarterly results beat Wall Street estimates. Photograph: Getty

Pressure eased on markets on Friday with stocks edging up following a tough week. Irish-based Perrigo took a hammering as it emerged that the Revenue (...)

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