Shares in Facebook rose 1.4% ahead of results, which are due after the US markets close on Wednesday. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty

European stocks ended flat on Wednesday as optimism over a swathe of positive bank earnings was offset by caution setting in before the US Federal Res(...)

Nestlé is in talks to buy the company behind Nature’s Bounty vitamins and minerals in what would be the Swiss food group’s latest multibillion-dollar deal to reshape its portfolio.

Nestlé is in talks to buy the company behind Nature’s Bounty vitamins and minerals in what would be the Swiss food group’s latest multibillion-dollar (...)

Porsche jumped 8.9% on contagion from a buying frenzy that has been lifting Volkswagen shares. Photograph: Getty

European stocks eked out gains by the closing bell on Monday after car makers resumed their rally, while airline and travel stocks dragged on markets (...)

Wall Street’s main indexes gained ground in early trading. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose on Wednesday after the release of strong German economic data, although concerns over a possible rise in inflation and high equit(...)

Reckitt Benckiser on Wednesday reported the highest full-year sales growth in its history as the Covid-19 hygiene boom led to surging sales for its Dettol and Lysol disinfectants. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Reckitt Benckiser on Wednesday reported the highest full-year sales growth in its history as the Covid-19 hygiene boom led to surging sales for its De(...)

JD Sports told shareholders it is considering a cash call to help fund its acquisition spree. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

European stocks rose on Tuesday on strong corporate news, while the International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for global growth in 2021. US st(...)

London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

European shares eased slightly on Wednesday, ending a four-day winning streak, though markets still hovered near nine-month highs amid a relaxation of(...)

Danone makes Evian bottled water and Activia yoghurts.

French food company Danone will cut up 2,000 jobs, or 2 per cent of its global workforce, as part of a reorganisation aimed at giving more power to co(...)

Paddy Power owner Flutter was among the stocks in retreat in Dublin on Friday

European shares ended flat on Friday as surging coronavirus cases compounded fears of the damage to the bloc’s economy in the coming winter months, al(...)

Sales figures are displayed at an Alibaba Singles Day event in Hangzhou, China, in 2019. Photograph:  Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Tomorrow is Singles Day, a sort of Valentine’s Day for single people, but don’t panic if you forgot to do the necessary self-gifting – even in the fre(...)

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