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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(...)

Shopping bags from Asda and Sainsbury’s. Their merger shook up retail stocks on Monday. Photograph:  Reuters/Phil Noble

A multibillion pound merger between British supermarket Sainsbury’s and Asda shook up retail stocks on Monday, while European benchmarks ended April w(...)

CRH, which currently has a €25.2 billion market capitalisation, was relegated from the Euro Stoxx 50 index two years ago in favour of Nokia.

CRH will rejoin Europe’s leading blue-chip stocks index, the Euro Stoxx 50 this month after the building materials giant’s shares surged in value in (...)

Production at the Diavik diamond mine, owned by Rio Tinto, in the North Slave Region of Canada. In London, shares in Rio Tinto, Antofagasta and Anglo American fell between 1.3 and 3.8 per cent. Photograph: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Two polls showing a shift in public opinion towards the UK leaving the EU spooked the markets on Wednesday. The results of the polls, carried out by (...)

Ahold and Delhaize run supermarkets on the US east coast. Photograph: Laurie DIeffembacq/AFP/Getty Images

Royal Ahold has agreed to acquire Delhaize Group for about €9.32 billion in shares, creating the fifth largest US supermarket retailer in the industry(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

A report also showed that China’s manufacturing industry had unexpectedly contracted. Photograph: Reuters

Gloom enveloped global markets yesterday as investors fretted over prospects for developing markets.Dublin slid as European stocks posted their bigges(...)