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(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told Conservative MPs that his government is nearing an accord with the EU.

Irish shares and the wider European equities market dipped on Wednesday as investors adopted a more cautious stance ahead of a bulletin on the much so(...)

The US economy pumped out a strong 295,000 net new jobs in February. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

The dollar soared and bond yields spiked as hiring by US employers surpassed Wall Street expectations and sparked heightened speculation that the Fed(...)

The slowdown partly reflected an unusually cold and disruptive winter, marked by declines in sectors ranging from business spending to home building. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The US economy barely grew in the first quarter as exports tumbled and businesses accumulated stocks at the slowest pace in nearly a year, but activit(...)

Jim Rohr of PNC Financial Services Group claims that there is no real appetite in the Obama administration to reform the way US corporations are taxed

The fall-out for Ireland of controversy about the amount of tax paid by Apple and other US multinationals will be muted, according to one of America’s(...)