The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq touched all-time highs on Thursday as investors looked past bleak economic data, while remaining focused on a Covid-19 vaccine, with the blue-chip Dow getting a boost from Boeing shares. Photograph: AP

European shares ended little changed on Thursday, as a surge in material stocks and Rolls-Royce helped counter downbeat business activity data from th(...)

The Dow hit a record high on Monday after Moderna became the second US company in a week to report positive results from its Covid-19 vaccine trial, raising hopes of a quicker economic recovery from a pandemic-led recession. Photograph:  Angela Weiss/Getty Images

European shares ended at a more-than-eight-month high on Monday as positive data from Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine boosted investor confidence in a fast(...)

European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni. The commission warned that that economic output in the euro zone could slump by 8.7 per cent this year. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/EPA

European stocks were lower on Tuesday, although the Iesq outperformed, after Germany posted weaker than expected industrial data and the European Comm(...)

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech showed promise, said the companies.

Hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine pulled European stocks from losses earlier on Wednesday after fears of a no-deal Brexit and anxieties relating to the Euro(...)

Irish stocks with a negative exposure to the pandemic again fell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European stocks slumped to a one week-low on Wednesday as a surge in coronavirus cases and news that US was weighing tariffs on European products dash(...)

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday as signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany and elsewhere unnerved investors hopi(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. He  said a full economic recovery was unlikely until the public was confident that Covid-19  was under control. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European shares rose for a second day on Wednesday as expectations of further US economic stimulus offset fears of a new wave of Covid-19 outbreaks af(...)

Cairn Homes fell 2.11 per cent to €6.95 and was one of the few losers on the day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections rocked world markets on Monday, knocking down oil prices and a gauge of global equity performance more t(...)

File photo. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

Global equity markets bounced back on Friday as investors took the US Federal Reserve’s outlook for a long road to recovery in their stride and bet sh(...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. The Fed’s outlook cast doubt on hopes for a V-shaped recovery. Photograph: Getty Images

Investors sought out safe-haven assets on Thursday as a gauge of global equity markets fell the most in seven weeks after the Federal Reserve’s soberi(...)

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