It was a good session for Ryanair, which added 4.8 per cent to €11.78 and more than bounced back from its subdued Tuesday trading. Photograph:  Friedemann Vogel/EPA

European stocks rose for a third day, as optimism about trade talks lifted global markets, and data showed earnings growth forecasts were stabilising.(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

Former US Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner is surrounded by members of the media as he arrives at US Court of Federal Claims to testify at the AIG trial on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Former US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner defended the government’s rescue of American International Group (AIG) in September 2008, saying the act(...)