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 Volkswagen moved up 1.57%  to €207.05 aided by a second increase in the group’s predicted profit margin in six months. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/AFP

Strong earnings, rising oil prices and positive sentiment boosted European shares to all-time highs again on Thursday. DUBLIN Building materials gi(...)

Traders work on the floor of  the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Facebook gained 3.7 per cent. Photograph: Bryan R. Smith/AFP

European shares rallied on Wednesday as a tumultuous October drew to a close and strong results from L’Oréal, Sanofi, and banks Standard Chartered and(...)

German industrial giant Siemens  slid 3.1 per cent following the release of disappointing quarterly earnings. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

European markets ticked up yesterday as a number of companies reported solid results, but others delivered less positive news. DUBLIN The Irish mark(...)

The Bank of England: its announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged caused the FTSE 100  to fall back from a fresh 11-month high during the session to finish 15.9 points down at 6,654.47. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European shares slipped from a three-week high yesterday after the Bank of England surprised investors by keeping interest rates on hold. The pan-Eu(...)

 Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary: airline’s  shares tumbled more than 5 per cent, closing at €12.59. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Early morning losses on Wall Street yesterday weighed on European shares in the afternoon, souring sentiment that had been positive. Data showing an(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Iseq slumped by 1.2 per cent as a worsening rout in emerging markets and a plunge in oil sparked a broad selloff in US and European stocks. Conce(...)

The Beijing food regulator had also launched an investigation into reports that workers at a Subway outlet in the city had doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiry date, a spokeswoman for the fast-food chain said. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

US fast-food chain Subway is investigating media reports in China that workers at an outlet in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond it(...)

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai yesterday. REUTERS/Aly Song

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald’s(...)

Hasbro lost 3.3 per cent to $51.46. The toys and game maker reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of estimates. Photograph: Reuters

Shares fell across the globe as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot do(...)

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