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In New York, analysts expect first-quarter earnings for S&P 500 companies to fall 7.5 per cent compared with a January 1st forecast for a rise of 6.3 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Wall Street opened higher on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, while European markets closed flat or higher. (...)

Brexit is no easier to write about than to invest around. Three Brexit-related headlines have crossed the screen since I started typing this paragraph(...)

Shares in INM rose 30.5 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Iseq all-share index rose just 0.03 per cent on the day amid a global slowdown after hopes of a US-China trade deal were dashed. Dublin Stocks i(...)

Danuta Gray sits on a number of boards

Danuta Gray, the former head of O2 Ireland has been appointed to the board of British property company St Modwen. From October 1st this year, Ms Gray(...)

US tariffs on Chinese goods took effect on Friday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Global markets shrugged off worries over global trade on Friday after US tariffs on Chinese goods took effect. The escalating trade dispute between (...)

US tariffs on Chinese goods took affect on Friday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Global markets shrugged off worried over global trade on Friday after US tariffs on Chinese goods took effect. The escalating trade dispute between (...)

A view of the Stocks app on an iPhone against the London Stock Exchange sign in the City of London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

European and US shares suffered their worst week since January 2016, with equities in Europe falling again on Friday and Wall Street finishing in posi(...)

Wall Street: Six of the 11 major S&P indexes were lower on Thursday, with the financial index’s 1.59 per cent fall leading the decliners. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares closed in positive territory on Thursday after the European Central Bank reaffirmed its ultra-easy policy stance and said details on t(...)

One of the main drags on the Iseq index was a 5.8 per cent fall in bookmaking giant Paddy Power BetfairPhotograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA

Declines in healthcare shares sent European bourses lower for a fourth day after US president Donald Trump vowed to lower the cost of medicines. In (...)

Insurance giant Direct Line has posted a 30 per cent slump in annual profits after taking a hit of more than £217 million (€250 million) following Bri(...)

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