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Caterpillar, a bellwether for global industrials, fell more than 8 per cent. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

European shares slid on Monday as optimism about the end of a US government shutdown faded and growth worries reared their head again. DUBLIN Monday(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US shares were lower in mid-afternoon trading in all-round choppy session on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares fell on Wednesday, as markets globally were rattled by weaker-than-expected quarterly sales from technology giant IBM as well as fears(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ireland’s Iseq share index fell below the 6,400-point level to a 22-month low on Monday as European markets sold off on a deepening stand-off between (...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky asset(...)

Optimism over trade talks between the US and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs on Wednesday. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Optimism over trade talks between the United States and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs for the fourth session in a ro(...)

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow Oil founder Aidan Heavey is stepping down as chairman of the exploration group he founded 32 years ago. Mr Heavey became chairman last year af(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 16th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Oil prices dropped 3 per cent on Monday, putting pressure on energy shares and keeping global stock markets in check, although financial shares rallie(...)

Potential political turmoil in Spain and Italy rocked Europe’s markets

Borrowing costs and rising oil prices dampened any gains on the European and US markets in the final session of the week. The Iseq index closed margin(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

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