European shares hit their lowest point in more than 21 months following an anxious slide on Wall Street, as jitters over rising US Treasury yields, trade tensions and signs of slowing global growth prompted a sell-off of risky assets.

European shares hit their lowest point in more than 21 months following an anxious slide on Wall Street, as jitters over rising US Treasury yields, tr(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ireland’s Iseq share index fell below the 6,400-point level to a 22-month low on Monday as European markets sold off on a deepening stand-off between (...)

The Iseq overall index underperformed its European peers on Monday, falling 1.3 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Iseq overall index was one of Europe’s worst performers on Monday after banks and Ryanair took a hit. News surrounding An Post’s entry into the mo(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky asset(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  in New York on Friday. The S&P 500 and  Dow Jones Industrial Average were largely flat on the day. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stocks ended August much as they began the month – under the dark cloud of a potentially worsening trade war. Poor sentiment over trade hit s(...)

Optimism over trade talks between the US and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs on Wednesday. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Optimism over trade talks between the United States and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs for the fourth session in a ro(...)

The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank’s current approach to interest rate hikes were the best way to protect the US economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed no surprises in a key speech outlining a steady course for(...)

Bayer shares are under pressure as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over the alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

European shares gradually fell into the red on Thursday after the latest round of US-China tariffs hurt trade-sensitive autos stocks and sentiment suf(...)

Danish jewellery maker Pandora, sank 24.2% to a four-year low after cutting its sales and profit margin guidance  and announcing  400 job cuts

European shares rose on Tuesday and made their way back to positive territory for 2018 as investors cheered UniCredit results, oil prices boosted ener(...)

Subsidies in areas such as solar storage and wind power mean they are “becoming economic far faster than anyone realised”, billionaire Jeremy Grantham says. Photograph: VCG

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to divest from fossil fuel stocks, the Church of Ireland has pledged to do likewise by 2022, while Norway’s $1 (...)

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