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The pan-European Stoxx 600 index ended 0.4 per cent lower on the day. Photograph: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

European shares fell for a fourth straight session yesterday while the Nasdaq rose to a record high. DUBLIN The Iseq all-share index closed 0.5 per (...)

Home Depot reported sales growth that was more than double the already brisk rate analysts had been expecting on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Tuesday, rebounding from huge losses triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and crowning one of(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin leaving the European Council building at the end of an EU summit in Brussels where leaders clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund. Photograph: Johanna Geron/AP

European shares closed above four-month highs on Tuesday after EU leaders agreed on a landmark stimulus package to revive the bloc’s economies from a (...)

Irish banks got another kicking on the day as investors await earnings reports from US heavyweights this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares rose on Monday, although the Iseq underperformed, as progress on a possible Covid-19 vaccine, some upbeat earnings reports and stimulu(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP Photo

World stocks climbed to three-month highs on Tuesday as the global coronavirus recovery effort won out over US-China tensions and the worst civil unre(...)

A Huawei shop in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

European and British stocks climbed on Friday, trimming their worst weekly drop in two months, as cyclicals gained following improving Chinese economi(...)

Boeing helped the Dow surge 1,400 points on signs that its grounded jet could fly by the middle of the year.  Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Financial markets rebounded sharply on Tuesday, with global equities headed for their biggest bounce since the coronavirus crisis erupted a month ago.(...)

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

European stocks snapped a six-day losing streak on Friday, but made only a small gain over the course of the day as an initial rebound ran out of stea(...)

US stock indexes fell sharply on Thursday as the swift spread of the coronavirus in the United States led California to declare an emergency. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Global equity markets tumbled and the dollar slid on Thursday as the number of coronavirus cases outside China mounted rapidly, leading California to (...)

Cerrejón mine in Colombia. ‘Possibly the most overtly violent abuse the mine has been accused of is the forced displacement of local people,’ a Christian Aid report says. Photograph: Bianca Bauer

State owned electricity company ESB has been called out for “contributing to human rights violations” by importing coal from a mine in Colombia for us(...)

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