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The pandemic boosted Reckitt’s sales to record levels last year, but there are signs that momentum is easing as vaccinations gather pace and stay-at-home restrictions in developed economies are lifted. Photograph: iStock

Reckitt Benckiser Group joined other top consumer goods companies with a warning its margins will be squeezed this year due to higher costs, sending i(...)

Ryanair’s stock closed higher on Monday. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

European stocks eased from all-time highs on Monday, hurt by a decline in shares of Dutch technology investor Prosus after regulatory clampdowns in Ch(...)

Sinéad Galvin with her daughter Caoimhe González Galvin, who will most likely never have to fight for an email address

Sinéad Galvin, who is from Listowel, Co Kerry, is an education consultant who helps families to find the best school for their child in Madrid. She is(...)

The ECB headquarters and financial district in Frankfurt. A dovish monetary policy from the central bank helped stocks rise this week. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European stocks closed at all-time highs on Friday as optimism about the earnings season and the European Central Bank’s pledge of continued monetary (...)

US markets were mixed on Thursday as a report showed jobless claims increased last week while the country still reckons with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and yields on safe-haven assets such as US treasuries were little changed.

European stocks rose for a third session on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) pledged to keep interest rates at record lows for even lon(...)

Photograph: iStock

European stocks extended gains for a third straight session on Thursday, as signs of a strong earnings season and expectations that the European Centr(...)

Soaring costs for raw materials, packaging and transport have hit profitability at Unilever, the maker of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, despite price rises from the consumer goods giant. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images

Soaring costs for raw materials, packaging and transport have hit profitability at Unilever despite price rises from the consumer goods giant. The ma(...)

Israelis visit the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream factory in the Be’er Tuvia Industrial area on Tuesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its produce in West Bank settlements, while Israel h(...)

City of London skyline: the blue-chip FTSE 100 index rose 0.5 per cent on Tuesday. Photograph: Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

European stocks stabilised on Tuesday after enduring their worst sell-off this year in the previous session on the back of fears that the spread of t(...)

American ice cream-maker Ben & Jerry’s said it would stop selling ice cream in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying its sale “is inconsistent with our values”. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Israel warned consumer goods giant Unilever on Tuesday of “severe consequences” from a decision by subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling ice cr(...)

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