On the New York Stock Exchange, the S&P industrial sector rose 1.56 per cent, with Boeing and Caterpillar leading the gains. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European and US stocks rose for a third straight day on Thursday. Industrials gained after President Donald Trump said trade talks with China were “mo(...)

Ryanair: the airline fell 2.6 per cent to €16.13 following downgrades by Deutsche Bank and Exane BNP. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares dipped on Thursday at the end of a choppy session. In the US, a rally in technology stocks came to a halt , setting up the Nasdaq for (...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Weak financial stocks weighed on European shares on Monday after a strong run of weekly gains, while dealmaking livened up trading. UK shares fell sl(...)

Siobhán Talbot, group managing director of Glanbia. The group has reined in its earnings expectations for the coming year. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares recouped losses on Wednesday as reports of strong results helped boost miners and banks. DUBLIN Food and dairy group Glanbia tumbled(...)

Kerry Group fell 4.6%  to €81.80 on the Irish market as investors had anticipated the group would outperform more than it did. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

The Iseq overall index advanced 0.23 per cent on Tuesday as results both helped and hindered stocks on the index. Both Kerry Group and Green Reit issu(...)

Qualcomm has pursued NXP as part of a bid to diversify its business, which is dependent on smartphones, while its target is heavily focused on the automotive sector.

US chipmaker Qualcomm has agreed to raise its bid for NXP Semiconductors to $44 billion, as it looks to seal a longstanding deal to buy the Dutch com(...)

Broadcom’s offer of $82 per Qualcomm share would take the form of $60 in cash and the remainder in Broadcom shares, according to a statement on Monday. Photograph: AP

Broadcom has raised its bid for Qualcomm to about $121 billion, in an attempt to force what could be the largest-ever technology deal. The new offer (...)

Brexit may encourage overseas companies looking for a European base to choose Ireland over the UK

News that Italy’s Ray-Ban maker Luxottica and French lens-producer Essilor are to effect a €46 billion (€43bn) merger in one of Europe’s largest cros(...)

David Beckham with a fan at the launch of David Beckham’s H&M Modern Essentials Collection: Hennes & Mauritz fell 2.9 per cent after the fashion retailer reported worse-than-estimated revenue growth in September. Photograph: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for H&M

Stock prices across major markets stabilised on Friday, while the euro recovered as Deutsche Bank’s shares clawed away from record lows on reports it (...)

Intel’s acquisition is the third multibillion-dollar semiconductor deal since March, and comes days after Singapore-based Avago acquired US rival Broadcom for $37 billion in the largest acquisition seen in the technology sector since the late-1990s dotcom bubble, Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Intel concluded the largest deal in its history on Monday as it agreed to acquire Altera, a maker of programmable processors, for $16.7 billion, in th(...)