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Royal Mail gained 3.6 per cent after it raised its annual profit forecast on Wednesday, citing stronger-than-expected advertising, business and stamped mail volumes this year. Photograph: PA

Europe’s main index hovered near pre-pandemic highs on Wednesday, as gains in telecoms and healthcare stocks outweighed losses in the mining and trave(...)

Shares of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related firms jumped between 6.7%  and 12%  in New York as bitcoin briefly surged past $50,000. Photograph:  Getty Images

European shares ended flat around a one-year peak on Tuesday as a boost from major mining and bank stocks was tempered by losses in most other sectors(...)

The FTSE 100 index gained 0.7 per cent to 7,115.98, thanks to gains among mining companies and commodity stocks which had been among the worst hit after US President Trump threatened higher tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

European markets generally managed to take the fall-out from Italian elections in their stride on Monday, with AIB coming into focus in late trading i(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)  on Friday, May 19th, 2017.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish shares rose on Friday, with 99.8 per cent State-owned AIB soaring to levels not seen since July last year as investors ignored normal market val(...)

Ryanair and Aer Lingus were dragged down in a sector-wide slide in airline stock linked to Germany’s Lufthansa lowering of its profit forecast earlier in the week.

European stocks were little changed yesterday despite poor retail sales and jobs data from the US, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalat(...)