Until last week Apple accounted for 12%  of the Dow, but that has now fallen to just 3%. That is because the Dow is weighted by price not by market capitalisation. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an iconic index. It’s also a very dumb and outdated one. The absurdity of the Dow was highlighted last week by th(...)

A health professional prepares a needle during human trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA

Good news from Covid-19 vaccine trials boosted markets on Wednesday. Both US group Moderna and the University of Oxford-Astrazeneca joint venture repo(...)

Sliding oil prices and grim predictions about the global economy dragged the Ftse 100 down

European shares closed firmly in the red on Wednesday, ending a five-day rally as the first batch of earnings reports underlined the business damage f(...)

Wall Street advanced on strong earnings data from JPMorgan, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson. File photograph: Getty

News that UK prime minister Boris Johnson could end the Brexit deadlock by agreeing to a customs border in the Irish Sea boosted shares on Tuesday aft(...)

US drug distributors gained but pharma lost as White House drops proposed rule forcing drug companies to hand discounts to patients rather than middlemen who negotiate purchases on behalf of insurers. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European markets dipped yesterday as optimism sparked by news of a possible US interest rate cut fizzled away. DUBLIN Dealers described Thursday’s t(...)

Conor McGregor was ranked 65 in the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Photograph: PA Wire

MMA fighter Conor McGregor and golfer Rory McIlroy are the only two Irish people to make onto the Forbes celebrity rich list this year.  McGrego(...)

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(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong US earnings releases and German data provided reassurance about economic sentiment in Europe’s bigg(...)

Ryanair joined several aviation stocks that got lift off from the Brexit deadline extension

Travel stocks gained extra mileage from the Brexit deadline extension on a day that markets rose across Europe. Indications from European Central Ban(...)

Traders   at  New York Stock Exchange.  Wall Street’s main indexes climbed on Friday as strong economic data from China fed into optimism around trade, but muted US economic data kept a lid on gains. Photograph: Reuters

European shares rose to five-month highs on Friday, starting March on a strong footing, as a fresh batch of corporate updates fuelled risk appetite ev(...)

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