Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell giving his testimony on the US economy. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

Both Wall Street and Europe saw shares rise on Tuesday as stocks were buoyed by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s optimistic view on the US eco(...)

US stocks struggled for direction as investors assessed the unclear strategy toward Chinese trade. Photograph: Reuters

European shares slid again on Thursday as China’s retreating yuan exacerbated trade tensions and encouraged investors to sell risky assets. The UK’s (...)

Italy’s populist Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after the elections. Italy’s benchmark index recouped all of its losses from the previous session, up 1.8 per cent, as concerns over political uncertainty following an inconclusive election result eased. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares bounced off six-month lows on Tuesday as the focus shifted from politics to dealmaking and earnings, with paper and packaging stocks s(...)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief executive, is joining forces with Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon to tackle quality affordable healthcare in the US. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

When Amazon bought a big stake in drugstore.com in 1999, Jeff Bezos thought he could do for pharmaceuticals what he had done for books, stealing marke(...)

BP said it will book another $1.7bn  charge from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 as part of the settlement for the disaster. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Wall Street reached new record highs on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average racing past the 26,000 mark for the first time less than a fort(...)

 New York Stock Exchange: the Dow Jones index hit 23,000 points for the first  time on Tuesday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

European shares dipped slightly on Tuesday, falling from a four-month peak as weakness among commodities stocks outweighed gains spurred by results f(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  delivers a speech in Florence on Friday aimed at unlocking Brexit talks. Sterling fell following her comments while Irish stocks exposed to the UK also suffered. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Iseq index stood out as a weak spot across European markets on Friday, as Brexit-sensitive stocks such as Bank of Ireland, C&C and Origi(...)

French supermarket Carrefour was Europe’s worst performer on Thursday. The stock saw its biggest daily drop in 20 years. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters.

After jitters over North Korea subsided on Thursday, European and US indices closed up with Ireland’s benchmark index performing strongly on the day. (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite were higher in late morning trading on Friday as technology shares rose and oil prices rebounded from multi-month lows.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Another wobble in commodity-related shares and dollar earners put pressure on British blue chips on Friday, underscoring their underperformance agains(...)

US president Donald Trump is seeking to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.  Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump’s effort to roll back Obamacare gained momentum on Wednesday as Republican leaders scheduled a vote in the House of Representat(...)

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