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(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares bounced back on Monday as new-found optimism among investors about the new round of trade talks between Beijing and Washington lifted (...)

Ryanair fell more than 2.3 per cent to €10.04, after it appeared to end its “Ryanair Holidays” package travel brand

European shares rose after China signalled more stimulus measures to soften the blow from a tariff war with the US, although fresh worries over bad lo(...)

Riskier assets were in favour on Wall Street in early afternoon trading. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stock markets rose globally on Wednesday as investors cheered the outcome of the US midterm elections, which, in delivering a gridlocked Congress, eas(...)

In New York, Tesla rose 5.7 per cent after analysts said the electric carmaker was on track to be profitable and cash flow positive in the second half of the year. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/EPA

Investors’ increasing optimism that the Italian government’s 2019 budget will respect European Union fiscal rules pushed up European banks across the (...)

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