Former president  Bill Clinton greets people following his speech at the closing session  of  the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Bryan R. Smith

What Donald Trump calls “the most corrupt enterprise in political history” drew prime ministers, Hollywood stars, corporate chiefs and non-profit act(...)

Banks were among Ireland’s worst performers. Bank of Ireland lost 3.4 per cent to 19.7 cents. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

An early advance in European stocks evaporated as declines in miners and energy producers helped extend the lowest level for equities in more than a (...)

Traders work at their desks at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Staff/remote

A rally among mining stocks and better-than-estimated corporate earnings sent European equities to a two-week high on Wednesday. Commodity producers (...)

 The biggest faller in London was Standard Chartered, which dropped 5.3 per cent after Investec cut its rating to hold from buy, recommending investors take profits after a 17 per cent surge in two days. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

The Iseq slipped about 0.5 per cent yesterday as European stocks generally struggled to maintain momentum, due to renewed concerns about global growt(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH was down 2.3% on the day

Global equities slipped yesterday, hit by weakness in the commodity sector, as concerns over the Chinese economy resurfaced after it allowed the yuan (...)

Ryanair was one of the best performers on the Iseq, finishing up almost 2 per cent. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Equity markets retreated after Thursday’s gains, and investors focused again on the underlying weaknesses in the global economy. Investors showed re(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: airline  ended the day 1 per cent down at €12.55. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

European shares rose to a one-month high on Friday after making their biggest weekly gain since January as mining stocks gained and hopes grew that (...)

Building materials group CRH tracked industry rivals to close 1.3 per cent down at €23.09. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European shares closed higher, as firmer utility stocks and gains on the Lisbon bourse before weekend elections in Portugal propped up markets in spi(...)

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average surged 7.7 per cent, gaining more than 1,300 points, as sentiment was bolstered by  rallies on Wall Street and optimism on China economy. Photograph: . Franck Robichon/EPA

Global markets continued to respond to positive developments in China. In the US, stocks struggled to add to their second best rally of the year, even(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

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