Trade was mixed on Thursday as markets prepared for the long Easter weekend. Photograph: Reuters

Trade was mixed on Thursday as markets prepared to shut down for the long Easter weekend. DUBLIN Insulation specialist Kingspan rose 1.85 per cent t(...)

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Britain’s FTSE 100 fell as downbeat euro-zone PMI data emerged and investors booked profits before the Easter weekend. The FTSE 100 was down 0.3 per (...)

Housebuilder Cairn Homes fell 1.66 per cent to €1.542 as concerns over slowing property price inflation and rising construction costs weighed on investors.

Shares rallied on Thursday after China and the US pledged to hold trade talks. DUBLIN Housebuilder Cairn Homes fell 1.66 per cent to €1.542 as conce(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A rally in European shares fizzled out on Thursday after some poor company results and a slide in commodity prices. DUBLIN Building materials giant (...)

Barclays shares  closed up more than 4 per cent as investors reacted positively to results. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq overall fell 0.14 per cent on Thursday, but still managed to outperform wider European indices. Britain’s top share index fell to a one-wee(...)

The company launched in Ireland in May 2008 and it remains one of the biggest markets for the group

Just Eat’s performance in Ireland remains strong the group said on Thursday as it reported a 44 per cent jump in first-half revenues to £246.6 million(...)

Burberry at London Fashion Week: The stock   rose 3.7 per cent after an activist Belgian investor Groupe Bruxelles Lambert disclosed a 3 per cent stake in the luxury goods group. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

European stocks closed higher, snapping a four-day decline, as gains in travel and construction companies offset losses in miners. The pan-European St(...)

Exxon Mobil Corp. signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 per cent, after losing as much as 0.5 per cent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1 per cent, to 17,771.62. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.2 per cent. (

European stocks were little changed after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi kept broadly similar inflation forecasts for the euro area, whi(...)

For every 1,000 surgeons who drive a car, 361 made an at-fault claim in the past five years, compared to just 3.5 building society clerks. Photograph: Danny Lawson /PA

The worst drivers for causing crashes are doctors and surgeons, according to an analysis of two million insurance claims in Britain which reveals an e(...)