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Wall Street stocks pared gains in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as a fall in oil prices dragged down energy shares.

European stocks advanced as the FTSE 250 index of mid-cap companies jumped to record close and real estate stocks made gains. However, both the French(...)

Royal Dutch Shell: analysts had expected profit of $2.8 billion, according to the average of 17 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Photograph: Dominic Ebenbichler/Reuters

Royal Dutch Shell reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates after its three main business units all fell short of its forecasts. (...)

Food group Glanbia closed up 0.7 per cent at €15.64, following an announcement that it is in advanced discussions to invest in a greenfield cheese facility in Michigan in the US.

European equities pulled back on Friday, trimming their fourth weekly gain in five weeks, as lenders and carmakers declined. A fall for Swiss bank U(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: tweet affected Lockheed Martin’s share price. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Europe retreated from an 11-month high on Monday with falls in shares such as Swedish biometric technology firm Fingerprint and Swiss drugmaker Lonza(...)

Lockheed Martin declined 3.9 per cent at $249.22 after Donald Trump tweeted that the company’s F-35 programme and costs were “out of control”.

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Monday, fuelled by energy shares, while the Nasdaq was lower, dragged down by technology stocks, a day(...)

Jimmy McGovern, NUIG Students’ Union president; Hazel Wolstenholme, CCAFS; Dr Jim Browne, NUIG president; Colm Duffy, CCAFS auditor; Aoife Kervic, CCAFS;  Brendan Hallahan, CCAFS

Students at NUI Galway (NUIG) have welcomed a commitment by the university’s president, Dr Jim Browne, to back divestment of €3.4 million worth of fos(...)

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

Rallies in oil and commodities boosted markets on Monday but investors remained cautious about the possible impact of the looming Italian constitution(...)

The Siccar Point Energy-OMV deal marks the biggest acquisition in the UK offshore energy industry since crude prices crashed two years ago

Siccar Point Energy, a company backed by Blackstone, the US private equity group, has agreed to pay up to $1 billion for the North Sea assets of Austr(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street stocks extended losses in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 headed for its seventh day of losses as a tightening race for the White House rattled investors. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell for an eighth consecutive day, following a global sell-off amid growing investor anxiety as polls indicated that the race betwee(...)

Eugene Murtagh,  group chairman of Kingspan: the insulation supplier ended the week on a positive note, rising nearly 1 per cent to €21.85. Kingspan shares were hammered earlier this week on foot of supply fears regarding one of its key components.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Weak corporate results weighed on European shares on Friday, while choppy trading in banking shares took away some of the sector’s recent gains. Earni(...)

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