Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record levels on Friday, the last day of the third quarter, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks, propelled by a weaker euro, recorded their biggest monthly gains this year on Friday, but Volkswagen shares sank on further provision(...)

Germany’s Dax traded lower on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel secured a fourth term but saw her party weakened by a surge in support for the far-right. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Monday after the euro weakened following the increase in support for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in (...)

Under Armour fell as much as 10.16%  to a record low after the sportswear maker cut its full-year sales forecast

European stocks gained for the first time in four days as companies including BP and Rolls-Royce Holdings reported better-than-forecast profit and da(...)

Nike shares rose as much as 9.4 per cent to a three-month high, after the world’s largest footwear maker said it would launch a pilot program with Amazon.com to sell a limited product assortment on its website. Photograph:  Danny Moloshok/Reuters

European markets fell for a fourth consecutive day yesterday as investors remained rattled by hawkish remarks from central bankers earlier this week.(...)

The New York stock exchange: The tech sector, which has been under pressure recently due to lofty valuations, was up 0.81 per cent on Wednesday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares ended flat on Wednesday as a third day of gains for banking stocks in a session dominated by bets about future central bank action off(...)

 US stocks extended their losses in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, slipping from record levels, as a sharp drop in oil prices squeezed energy stocks and a rebound in technology shares faded out. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Stocks sensitive to the price of oil fell on Tuesday, putting pressure on European shares, with the pan-European benchmark ending lower after a strong(...)

An oil-drilling block managed by Tullow Oil at Lokichar basin in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Tullow Oil’s chief financial officer (CFO), Ian Springett, has resigned with immediate effect from the board of the oil explorer. Mr Springett is bei(...)

Traders work in front of the German share price index, Dax board, at the stock exchange in Frankfurt on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Monday was a slow day on Ireland’s benchmark index which ultimately closed down by 0.62 per cent. Volumes were light on the day as political uncertain(...)

US shares pushed towards record highs in early afternoon trading on Wall Street.

Irish shares soared to a fresh nine-year high as European markets reopened after the long weekend on Tuesday in buoyant mood as investors cheered heal(...)

Traders on the floor of the NYSE on Friday. Financial markets were initially spooked by US missile strikes against Syria. Photograph: Bloomberg

The US missile strike on Syria was the dominant factor in the markets yesterday with oil trading near a one-month high while the dollar rose as invest(...)