David Beckham with a fan at the launch of David Beckham’s H&M Modern Essentials Collection: Hennes & Mauritz fell 2.9 per cent after the fashion retailer reported worse-than-estimated revenue growth in September. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for H&M

Stock prices across major markets stabilised on Friday, while the euro recovered as Deutsche Bank’s shares clawed away from record lows on reports it (...)

Nestlé’s new  Honeycomb Crunch: Nestlé fell 1.7 per cent as analysts said a company presentation  suggested organic sales growth may be lower than expected.  Photograph: Nestle/PA Wire

A rally in European shares stalled on Friday as investors sold large tranches of stock in a number of companies and there were indications that the co(...)

Banks were among Ireland’s worst performers. Bank of Ireland lost 3.4 per cent to 19.7 cents. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

An early advance in European stocks evaporated as declines in miners and energy producers helped extend the lowest level for equities in more than a (...)

RBS has scrapped plans to build an independent technology platform for its Williams & Glyn unit, citing complexity and the lower interest environment. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Royal Bank of Scotland reported widening first-half losses and has scrapped plans to turn its Williams & Glyn unit into a standalone bank, as Brit(...)

Santander is keen to expand in Britain to offset weakness in its domestic market. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

Banco Santander has made an offer to take over Royal Bank of Scotland’s Williams & Glyn business, where former Ulster Bank boss Jim Brown is chief(...)

Shares in Italin bank UniCredit were suspended from trading for a second time on Monday  after falling 5.11 per cent. (Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)

European bank stocks declined, tempering gains in global equity indexes, amid investor scepticism over the usefulness of stress-test results and weak(...)

UniCredit:  bank’s fund management arm Pioneer Investments and Santander Asset Management have been in talks for more than 20 months to create a European fund manager with almost €400 billion in assets. Photograph:  Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s UniCredit and Spain’s Banco Santander are scrambling to save a plan to create Europe’s third-largest money manager after the UK’s vote to leav(...)

Low-budget airline  Ryanair closed up nearly 3 per cent at €11.32. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

World stocks rose for a third day although bond yields remained subdued, reflecting concerns about the global economy and expectations for more stimu(...)

Markets have regained their poise after a short bout of volatility. Photograph: Reuters

Irish shares rose for the third day in a row on Thursday, in line with other European markets, as they continued to claw back some of the ground lost (...)

Workers install a fence in front of Hotel Taschenbergpalais in Dresden,  which hosts the Bilderberg conference. Here politicians, business leaders, academics and media representatives will discuss world affairs behind closed doors. Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/EPA

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary will both attend this year’s secretive Bilderberg conference which beg(...)

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