The benchmark S&P 500 index is now just about 2 per cent away from its early May record high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Hopes of monetary stimulus lifted investor sentiment globally on Tuesday with anticipation of an interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve. In the U(...)

Wall Street added more than 1 per cent in early trading on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

European markets recovered from an early dip into the red as trade tensions between the US and China appeared to soften, providing support for equity (...)

Shares of Uber Technologies dropped 9 per cent, more than doubling their losses since the ride-hailing giant’s poorly received Wall Street debut on Friday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

European shares fell on Monday, continuing a sell-off that began last week as China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on US goods, stoking concerns of an a(...)

US stocks were under pressure on Friday as worries about US-China trade persisted. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

European shares rose on Friday, with surges for German multinational Thyssenkrupp and robust defensive stocks helping equities on the continent avert (...)

Shares in INM rose 30.5 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Iseq all-share index rose just 0.03 per cent on the day amid a global slowdown after hopes of a US-China trade deal were dashed. Dublin Stocks i(...)

 A Thyssenkrupp worker at a blast furnace in Germany’s largest steel factory, in Duisburg.  Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Germany’s Thyssenkrupp and India’s Tata Steel will be warned this week that EU antitrust regulators could veto their planned European steel joint vent(...)

 Albert Manifold, CRH chief executive.

As activists go, Stockholm-based Cevian, which disclosed on Wednesday that it has built up a stake of less than 3 per cent in CRH, prides itself in ha(...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

Ireland’s main share index outperformed most of its European peers on Friday with a 1.08 per cent rise led by positive moves in CRH and Ryanair. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish shares outperformed European peers on a day when global equities rose with strong economic data coming from the US. Meanwhile, Britain’s Ftse c(...)

The Ricard family is the largest shareholder in Pernod Ricard, with a 16 per cent stake and 22 per cent of voting rights.  Photograph: iStock

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management pounced on another European corporate icon, building a stake in Pernod Ricard in an effort to boost retur(...)

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