Britain’s FTSE 100 ended its record 14-day winning streak on Monday, finishing down for the first day since December 21st, as banking stocks slumped on “hard Brexit” worries

With markets closed in the US for the Martin Luther King Day holiday and investors awaiting a major speech on Tuesday from British prime minister The(...)

The fourth quarter of 2016 was “another record quarter, continuing the increasing production trend and improving on the record set in the prior quarter”, Michael Carvill, managing director, Kenmare Resources said on Monday.

Kenmare Resources, the Irish producer of titanium minerals and zircon, said on Monday that 2016 was a “record year” of both production and shipments o(...)

The FTSE 100 ended Wednesday at 7,106.08 points to beat a previous record of 7,103.98, set in April last year. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

London’s FTSE 100 stood out on an otherwise quiet trading day on Wednesday, as the blue-chip UK stocks index registered an all-time closing high, buo(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street investors viewed the Federal Reserve’s interest rate outlook as a sign of confidence in the economy. Photograph: Reuters

European shares rose on Thursday, with the Iseq in Dublin soaring 100 points above the level it was at before the Brexit referendum, as the euro tumb(...)

Brian Kavanagh: reappointed for a third term as HRI’s chief executive earlier this year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two new members – Elizabeth Headon and Peter Nolan – have been appointed to the board of Horse Racing Ireland by the Minister of Agriculture, Food &a(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the ECB, has called for more stimulus to strengthen the European economy. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European shares dropped on Friday, dragged down by commodity producers after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the region’s economy i(...)

Traders in the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Zalando and Carrefour led the region’s retailers higher after the German online company raised its profitability forecast and the French grocer reported sales that beat projections. Photograph: Reuters

European stocks erased declines and posted their first back-to-back gains in two weeks amid better-than-estimated earnings. British equities also r(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: power companies  the only group to advance. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Thursday as underwhelming Chinese trade data knocked down mining stocks. US stocks also fell to three-month lows as the disap(...)

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mining company Kenmare Resources has reported another record level of production at its Moma titanium minerals mine in Mozambique. The firm said tot(...)

DoubleTree by Hilton: Dalata’s announcement that  it was looking at taking over the former Burlington sent shares in the hotel group up by more than 5.4%. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

European equities climbed for a third day, with investor confidence slowly coming back amid the calmest market in more than a year. Dublin’s Iseq ro(...)

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