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US stocks rose on Thursday and the S&P 500 hit a record intraday high. Photograph: EPA

European stocks inched to fresh peaks on Thursday as the European Central Bank raised its recovery outlook and promised to keep ample stimulus flowing(...)

Asian stock markets were mixed. China’s CSI 300 fell 1.3 per cent, rattled by trade tensions with the US and a worsening pandemic situation in the region.

European equities edged higher ahead of a US jobs data release that investors expected would underscore the recovery of the world’s largest economy fr(...)

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Euro zone factory activity growth surged to a record high in April, boosted by burgeoning demand and driving a rise in hiring, although supply constra(...)

The S&P 500 and the Dow hit record highs on Friday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European stocks ended at a record high on Friday, marking its seventh straight week of gains, after strong US and China economic data spurred optimism(...)

Porsche jumped 8.9% on contagion from a buying frenzy that has been lifting Volkswagen shares. Photograph: Getty

European stocks eked out gains by the closing bell on Monday after car makers resumed their rally, while airline and travel stocks dragged on markets (...)

Global stock markets fell despite China’s growth targets.

Global equities and government bond price remained under pressure on Friday, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell. Bond price(...)

Dalata, which owns the Maldron and Clayton hotels, closed up 7 per cent on Friday.

European shares reversed earlier losses to close higher on Friday, led by Dutch equipment maker ASML and L’Oreal, although a dip in Volkswagen weighed(...)

The cost of shipping a 40-foot container from Asia to northern Europe has increased from about $2,000 (€1,648) in November to more than $9,000. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe has more than tripled in the past eight weeks, hitting record highs as a shortage of empty containers (...)

Employees work in a restaurant open for to-go or delivery orders only, in Burbank, California. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

The US economy shed 140,000 jobs in December, leaving the unemployment rate at a stubbornly high 6.7 per cent and exacerbating fears that the new coro(...)

Retail sales data for November showed a 6.1 per cent drop compared with the previous month, reflecting tightening Covid-19 restrictions in most countries. Photograph: John MacDougall / AFP

Euro zone retail sales contracted more than expected in November and inflation was negative for the fifth consecutive month in December, adding to the(...)

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