German carmakers received a boost on Thursday following a softening of rhetoric surrounding tariffs on trade. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Signs of an easing in the trade dispute between the US and the European Union helped push European stocks higher on Thursday with gains in the car sec(...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)