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Taoiseach Micheál Martin leaving the European Council building at the end of an EU summit in Brussels where leaders clinched an unprecedented budget and coronavirus recovery fund. Photograph: Johanna Geron/AP

European shares closed above four-month highs on Tuesday after EU leaders agreed on a landmark stimulus package to revive the bloc’s economies from a (...)

Irish banks got another kicking on the day as investors await earnings reports from US heavyweights this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European shares rose on Monday, although the Iseq underperformed, as progress on a possible Covid-19 vaccine, some upbeat earnings reports and stimulu(...)

Ryanair underperformed rivals but still closed up  1.62%  on its Dublin listing at €12.84. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A strong rally this week in European stocks stalled on Thursday as investors locked in profits, although euro zone banks surged after the European Cen(...)

In New York, analysts expect first-quarter earnings for S&P 500 companies to fall 7.5 per cent compared with a January 1st forecast for a rise of 6.3 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Wall Street opened higher on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, while European markets closed flat or higher. (...)

Boeing helped the Dow surge 1,400 points on signs that its grounded jet could fly by the middle of the year.  Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

Financial markets rebounded sharply on Tuesday, with global equities headed for their biggest bounce since the coronavirus crisis erupted a month ago.(...)

US stock indexes fell sharply on Thursday as the swift spread of the coronavirus in the United States led California to declare an emergency. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Global equity markets tumbled and the dollar slid on Thursday as the number of coronavirus cases outside China mounted rapidly, leading California to (...)

Kerry Group chief executive Edmond Scanlon: the agribusiness group scored just 18.4 out of 100 on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark. Photograph:  Colm Mahady / Fennells

Irish food giant Kerry has been rapped on the knuckles for failing to identify and address human rights issues across its supply chains. The company(...)

On Monday the FTSE 100 ended down 0.8 per cent on its third session in the red, after rising by the same level earlier in the day. Photograph:  Daniel Sorabji/AFP via Getty Images

European shares posted their biggest daily drop in two months on Monday, with most major markets including Germany and France slumping more than 2 per(...)

In New York, the tech-heavy Nasdaq hit a record high for the first time since July, while the benchmark S&P 500 notched its fourth record high this week. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European shares clocked their best day in more than a week on Friday, as upbeat jobs data from the United States and a surprise bounce in Chinese manu(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told Conservative MPs that his government is nearing an accord with the EU.

Irish shares and the wider European equities market dipped on Wednesday as investors adopted a more cautious stance ahead of a bulletin on the much so(...)

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