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The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank’s current approach to interest rate hikes were the best way to protect the US economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed no surprises in a key speech outlining a steady course for(...)

Bayer shares are under pressure as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over the alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

European shares gradually fell into the red on Thursday after the latest round of US-China tariffs hurt trade-sensitive autos stocks and sentiment suf(...)

Acquisition will give BP high-quality oil assets in the US and rebalance its business in the country, which has largely been focused on gas production.  Photograph:  Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

BP has agreed to buy BHP’s US shale assets for $10.5 billion (€9 billion) in a deal the UK oil major hopes will give it access to key acreage as crude(...)

Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

Iraqi policemen throw sand to put out tyres that  protesters had set ablaze at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq, Tuesday. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tues(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York . Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Stocks fell and metals prices slumped on Wednesday as US threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the world’s tw(...)

German carmakers received a boost on Thursday following a softening of rhetoric surrounding tariffs on trade. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Signs of an easing in the trade dispute between the US and the European Union helped push European stocks higher on Thursday with gains in the car sec(...)

Blenheim Palace could be the venue for the dinner.

About 150 UK business leaders have been invited to an undisclosed location to dine with Donald Trump when he makes his first visit to Britain as US pr(...)

Irish Continental Group fell almost 2 per cent to €5.53 after Irish Ferries, which it owns, cancelled more summer bookings after delivery of its new “WB Yeats” ferry was delayed

European stocks fell slightly on Tuesday, pulled down by commodities stocks, but retailers gained after Carrefour announced an online shopping partner(...)

Greenpeace activists demonstrate at the entrance to the Volkswagen  plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, in  2015. “When a company runs afoul of the social consensus . . . investors have an opportunity.” Photograph:  Peter Steffen

Warren Buffett famously advised investors to be greedy when others are fearful, but new research suggests it may be equally profitable to be calm when(...)

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