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Oil prices jumped about 2 per cent following the suspected tanker attack. Photograph: ISNA/AFP/Getty

Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks to end slightly higher on Thursday, after concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf o(...)

The UK has been one of the more successful countries in the world at cutting emissions and intends to stop burning coal for power generation by 2025. Photograph: iStock

Britain is to become the first major economy to adopt laws that requiring a cut in fossil-fuel emissions to zero by 2050 to fight climate change. Pri(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, on Tuesday, when  stocks rebounded from Monday’s plunge.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Global financial markets showed signs of stabilising on Tuesday, a day after China’s announcement of retaliatory tariffs on imports from the United St(...)

CRH finished the session up more than 0.5 per cent to €30.15, after its management update revealed plans for a further €350 million share buyback in coming months

The pan-European STOXX 600 index ended 0.1 per cent lower, breaking an eight-session winning run during which it gained 1.5 per cent. After opening lo(...)

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

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European shares fell on Tuesday as battery maker Umicore kicked off a busy week of earnings with a grim outlook and investors grew concerned about Chi(...)

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Britain’s FTSE 100 fell as downbeat euro-zone PMI data emerged and investors booked profits before the Easter weekend. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 per (...)

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Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong US earnings releases and German data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Europe’s bigg(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Bank of America dipped 1.4 per cent ahead of results on Tuesday. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares ended higher on Monday with telecom and retail stocks leading gains as Sino-US trade optimism and strong Chinese economic data eased s(...)

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Fresh tariff rhetoric from US president Donald Trump affected global stocks on Tuesday with Europe’s benchmark Stoxx 600 index down 0.3 per cent. Add(...)

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