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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(...)

Ten companies scored full marks in the anti-corruption category, but no company received full points in any of the remaining three categories. Photograph: iStock

Irish businesses need to do more to counter corruption-related risks, according to a new study that finds few if any seem to be adequately prepared fo(...)

Kerry’s strategic review, announced in February, is ongoing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Global taste and nutrition and consumer foods group Kerry said its business saw good momentum through the first quarter of the year, despite the ongoi(...)

A semi-deserted Pariser Platz with the Brandenburg Gate in the background in Berlin. Germany’s Dax was flat after Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to extend a lockdown until April 18th and called on citizens to stay at home for five days over the Easter holidays. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

European stocks eased from a one-year peak on Tuesday, as a new wave of coronavirus infection and a fresh lockdown in Germany raised fears of a slow e(...)

Shares of videogame retailer GameStop and cinema operator AMC Entertainment Holdings each more than doubled on Wednesday as amateur investors again piled into the stocks

European stocks tumbled on Wednesday as extended coronavirus lockdowns drove the German government to slash its growth forecast for 2021, while talk o(...)

Shares in French supermarket  giant Carrefour rose  13.4 per cent to their highest level since August 2019 after a surprise €16.2 billion takeover approach from Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard.  Photograph: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg

European stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday, with deal-related gains for French grocer Carrefour and Spain’s Telefónica offsetting wider conce(...)

A stock trader walking past the New York Stock Exchange on  Wall Street.  Photograph: Getty Images

European shares closed lower on Monday as investors weighed signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine against the threat of economic damage f(...)

A garda performing a random vehicle check in the village of Muff, Co Donegal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Donegal has the highest spread of coronavirus in the Republic, latest figures on the disease show. The 14-day incidence rate across Ireland was 121.3(...)

Sterling rose after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said an agreement with the UK was still “within reach”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AP

European shares fell for a third straight session on Wednesday, as losses in healthcare and construction stocks countered a lift from encouraging earn(...)

Photograph: AFP via Getty

Growing concerns about the ability of markets to withstand the impact of coronavirus on real-world economies took its toll on Friday as markets eased (...)

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