The single currency rose 0.3 per cent in early trades to $1.1822 to its highest level in three sessions

The euro climbed to a three-day high on Thursday on hedging-related demand from bond investors before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks at a Volkswagen ID concept car as she visits  the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA) auto show in Frankfurt last week. Photograph: AFP.

Europe’s largest car companies have more than doubled the amount of lending on their balance sheets since the financial crisis, with the growing use o(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Markets are pricing in a 56 per cent probability of the Fed raising rates in December.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

European stocks drifted lower ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and press conference, which took place after the main EU bourses closed.(...)

The euro fell 0.4 per cent to 91.9 pence as of late morning in London, paring its advance this week to 0.6 per cent. The common currency is still headed for a fourth consecutive weekly gain against sterling,

Sterling snapped a four-day drop against the euro after some investors judged the selling of UK’s currency was overdone. Sterling also rose against (...)

The Iseq in Dublin rose  1.6%  on modest trading volumes as steady performances from the index’s biggest shares kept it firmly in the black

European shares rose on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year, with a softening currency buoying eu(...)

The Dow has topped 22,000 points for the first time, bolstered by a 6%  gain in Apple. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s benchmark index closed lower by 0.87 per cent on Wednesday, a day when the Dow Jones industrial average achieved another milestone by pushin(...)

The European Central Bank left its ultra-easy monetary policy unchanged on Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone government bonds were in demand on Friday as the cautious stance of policymakers cheered investors, while IMF support for a Greek bailout ad(...)

Wall Street:  US stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on weak jobs data from the private sector struck investors’ fears about rising tension in the Korean peninsula

European shares fell on Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB’S latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door ope(...)

European government bond prices fell on Monday. Photograph: iStock

Lower-rated southern European government bond prices fell on Monday after German chancellor Angela Merkel warned of worsening relations between Europe(...)