China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job growth. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

European markets extended gains for a third day on Friday, as China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job g(...)

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(...)

Shares in Airbus fell 4.4 per cent after Le Monde reported the United States had opened an investigation into allegations of corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq overall index of Irish shares dropped to a fresh 2½-year low on Thursday as markets sold off globally while investors digested the US Federal(...)

Shares in Abercrombie & Fitch slumped on Thursday after it failed to take full advantage of an unusually long summer in Europe

European shares fell back on Thursday as weakness in Chinese markets and worries over a trade dispute between the United States and China eclipsed opt(...)

Ryanair lost 1.1% to €15.36 as Spanish pilots’ union SELPA broke off discussions with the airline over a union recognition agreement

European shares edged higher on Friday, capping off their longest weekly winning streak for more than three years as investors mulled a slew of merger(...)

The New York Stock Exchange  on Friday: US stocks fell and treasuries rose as investors assessed the latest threat to the global trade order and a disappointing jobs report. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Stock markets edged downwards on Friday after US president Donald Trump’s threat to impose an extra $100 billion in tariffs on China exacerbated fears(...)

Amazon fell more than 5 per cent after reports that president Donald Trump was looking to target the company by changing its tax treatment.

Shares rose generally yesterday with most European indices bar Germany’s Dax up. Bank of Ireland and AIB rose on news that the Minister for Finance, P(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell  on Friday. Photograph:  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

European shares powered to their best week since last April on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism ab(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Losses in consumer stocks cut gains for Wall Street’s main indices. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s tax plans boosted stocks on Wednesday, while strong showings from several index heavyweights helped the Irish market outpe(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares rose on Friday as investors maintained strong flows into the region but top regional benchmarks came off earlier highs after disappoin(...)

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