German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

Apple slid 4.1 per cent as analysts warned that the newly proposed tariffs may hurt demand for its flagship iPhone

Stock markets around the world fell hard and the Chinese yuan weakened to an 11-year low on Monday as fears of an escalation in the US-China trade war(...)

Christine Lagarde was nominated on Tuesday to take over at the helm of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Euro-zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into companies with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagar(...)

The S&P 500 reached a record high on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Global stock markets were buoyed on Monday as a thaw in the US-China trade dispute lifted market sentiment and spurred a rally in equities. European (...)

Broadcom fell 6.53% after it cut its full-year revenue forecast by $2 billion. Photograph: Mike Blake/File Photo/Reuters

Trade-sensitive technology stocks led losses in European and US markets on Friday after US chipmaker Broadcom’s sales warning and disappointing indust(...)

Facebook tumbled 7.4 per cent after reports that the Federal Trade Commission had secured the right to examine how its practices affect digital competition. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European shares recovered from early losses to end Monday higher as gains in healthcare stocks helped head off weakness in trade-sensitive sectors suc(...)

Reinhard Ploss, chief of German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon. Photograph: Michael Dalder/File Photo/Reuters

Infineon has agreed to buy Cypress Semiconductors in a deal that values the US maker of microchips used in cars and electronic devices at €9 billion ((...)

AIB was in demand, rising 2.5 per cent at €4.07, as details of a planned €1 billion non-performing loan portfolio sale emerged.

European shares rallied on Tuesday, following two sessions of losses, as investors technology stocks took heart as the United States moved to temporar(...)

German banks fell 1.6 per cent, with Deutsche Bank tumbling 2.9 per cent to a record closing low. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

US and European stocks recorded broad-based losses on Monday, as a US crackdown on China’s Huawei Technologies rekindled concerns about worsening glob(...)

Smurfit Kappa was in demand, advancing 4.2 per cent to €27.06.

European shares advanced on Wednesday as investors pinned their hopes on a soft Brexit and the US finally reaching a trade deal with China. The pan-E(...)

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