Wall Street’s three major indices were higher in early afternoon trading as improving economic data and the prospect of more stimulus bolstered hopes of a swift recovery from Covid. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose to their highest level in two weeks on Tuesday, with banks among the main gainers in Dublin, as investors piled into stocks that (...)

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. The Fed’s outlook cast doubt on hopes for a V-shaped recovery. Photograph: Getty Images

Investors sought out safe-haven assets on Thursday as a gauge of global equity markets fell the most in seven weeks after the Federal Reserve’s soberi(...)

In New York, analysts expect first-quarter earnings for S&P 500 companies to fall 7.5 per cent compared with a January 1st forecast for a rise of 6.3 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Wall Street opened higher on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, while European markets closed flat or higher. (...)

Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft sit parked at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. Photograph: Gary  He/EPA

Boeing’s decision to temporarily halt production of its grounded 737 Max aircraft will slow growth but not necessarily hit profits at airlines that ar(...)

 A grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft  at  Renton Municipal Airport near Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington. Photograph: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

Boeing may have to book billions of dollars in additional charges related to its grounded 737 MAX jets, brokerages said on Monday. This follows report(...)

 Grounded Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max  aircraft. Photograph: Mike Blake/File Photo/Reuters

Airlines worldwide must inspect 312 of Boeing’s 737 family of aircraft, including some of the grounded 737 Max, because they have wing components that(...)