German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

Christine Lagarde was nominated on Tuesday to take over at the helm of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Euro-zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into companies with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagar(...)

The S&P 500 reached a record high on Monday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Global stock markets were buoyed on Monday as a thaw in the US-China trade dispute lifted market sentiment and spurred a rally in equities. European (...)

European central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

European stocks rose to six-week highs in the wake of dovish remarks from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. News that the United States an(...)

Broadcom fell 6.53% after it cut its full-year revenue forecast by $2 billion. Photograph: Mike Blake/File Photo/Reuters

Trade-sensitive technology stocks led losses in European and US markets on Friday after US chipmaker Broadcom’s sales warning and disappointing indust(...)

Banking shares were out of sorts, with Bank of Ireland down 1.9%, Permanent TSB off 1.6% and AIB slipping 0.7%

European shares saw their week-long rally come to a halt on Wednesday, driven by weakness across oil companies and banks, as soft Chinese economic dat(...)

AIB was in demand, rising 2.5 per cent at €4.07, as details of a planned €1 billion non-performing loan portfolio sale emerged.

European shares rallied on Tuesday, following two sessions of losses, as investors technology stocks took heart as the United States moved to temporar(...)

Apple’s first sales warning in over a decade sent European shares sliding, with the tech sector particularly badly bruised as chipmakers that supply the iPhone maker fell sharply. Photograph: Getty Images

A revenue warning from Apple rocked equity markets around the globe yesterday as concerns over a damaging China-US trade battle and its impact on worl(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Worries about US bond markets signalling an impending recession, and a still rumbling trade war between the world’s top two economies, saw European sh(...)

US markets dipped sharply again on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing over 500 points down. Technology stocks, including Apple, continue to drag down the markets. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

World equity markets fell on Tuesday, with US stocks hurt by worries over softening demand for the iPhone and corporate growth prospects, while oil pr(...)

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