Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Energy stocks boosted by a steady surge in oil prices and a higher open on Wall Street helped European shares erase session losses and close higher on(...)

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European shares fell on Tuesday as battery maker Umicore kicked off a busy week of earnings with a grim outlook and investors grew concerned about Chi(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong US earnings releases and German data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Europe’s bigg(...)

Climate change activists demonstrate during an Extinction Rebellion protest at the Waterloo Bridge in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxf(...)

Saudi Aramco was the world’s most profitable company in 2018. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Aramco was the world’s most profitable company in 2018, easily surpassing US behemoths including Apple and Exxon Mobil, according to accounts p(...)

Caterpillar, a bellwether for global industrials, fell more than 8 per cent. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

European shares slid on Monday as optimism about the end of a US government shutdown faded and growth worries reared their head again. DUBLIN Monday(...)

US-China trade tensions were judged to have eased on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

European shares climbed to their highest level in six weeks as US-China trade tensions eased. DUBLIN Ryanair attracted a lot of attention after the (...)

Shell now aims to curb its net carbon footprint, including emissions of its consumers, by around 20 per cent by 2035. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell will set carbon emissions targets next year and link these to executive pay, reversing its chief executive’s opposition and followin(...)

NYSE screens as beaten-down tech shares led the rebound in US stocks, while Treasuries fell as investors gained confidence from positive political developments in Europe and rising oil prices. Photograph: Jordan Sirek/Bloomberg

European shares rose as hopes grew that Italy would resolve its budget row with Brussels while investors speculated on a new round of deal making in t(...)

Climate change has become for companies as investors seek information about their greenhouse gas emissions.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

Companies throughout the world are to be challenged to reveal annually the full extent of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the launch of an ini(...)

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