Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Wall Street’s main indices edged higher on Monday as investors bet on increased chances of monetary stimulus from central banks around the world to bo(...)

China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job growth. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

European markets extended gains for a third day on Friday, as China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job g(...)

Stormy weather: a ThyssenKrupp plant in Duisburg. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty

German industrial output unexpectedly fell in July, adding to signs that struggling manufacturers could tip Europe’s biggest economy into a recession (...)

Carlyle has agreed not to compete with Melior. File photograph: Getty

US investment giant Carlyle Group’s Irish team plan to leave the company at the end of the year to set up a new investment and buyout fund targeting m(...)

 Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee at the ‘Getting Your Business Brexit Ready’ campaign launch this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It may have been a portent. Shortly before three Ministers were due at the RDS on Wednesday to reassure businesses that there is a plan for a no-deal (...)

The Iseq all-share index rose by half a per cent on Monday with low volumes seen across stocks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish shares rose on Monday, a day on which volume was thin due to a US market holiday, Labour Day. Elsewhere, London’s FTSE 100 surged 1 per cent on(...)

In the United States a rise in technology stocks lifted Wall Street.  Photograph: EPA

Irish stocks outperformed European peers yesterday as markets globally rallied on hopes of a resolution to a trade dispute between the US and China. (...)

The Iseq all-share index advanced 1.79 per cent on the day with advances for companies including Kingspan and CRH. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors await minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s July meeting for signs of future rate cuts. Dublin outper(...)

JP Morgan Chase & Co chairman and chief executive officer Jamie Dimon has written an open letter saying that chief executives should take on a larger responsibility for tackling societal matters. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Jamie Dimon, chief excecutive of JPMorgan and dozens of other leaders at some of the world’s largest companies said they plan to abandon the long-held(...)

A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

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