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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Trade talks between the world’s two biggest economies helped European shares rise on Wednesday, while the threat of a blocked merger sank shares in Br(...)

Apple is up almost 50%  since July, meaning Levoff has seemingly missed out on millions of dollars in gains. Photograph:  EPA/Franck Robichon

Global stocks have enjoyed a double-digit percentage gain since Christmas, but fund managers remain decidedly cautious judging by Merrill Lynch’s late(...)

 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a 70 per cent tax on the wealthy – this would have been unheard of a few years ago.  Photograph: Elizabeth D Herman/The New York Times

Ten years ago, faced with mass bankruptcies and the very real prospect of a rerun of the Great Depression, the US Federal Reserve took the fateful dec(...)

  Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish after markets soared last week. Photograph: Reuters

Markets soared last week after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell turned unexpectedly dovish, performing a policy U-turn that had analysts everywhere(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 overcame morning weakness to push higher, while Nvidia, Adobe, Microsoft and Apple led the Nasdaq indexes to solid advances.

Baked goods group Aryzta and Ryanair stood out as a weak spots on an otherwise flat performance by Irish shares on Monday, as the wider European marke(...)

Have US interests rates peaked for the current cycle? Maybe. Above, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Apprentice investment bankers are taught to beware the words “it’s different this time”. There are many historical examples of financial ruin visited (...)

The large jobs jump came at the expense of a sizeable revision to December’s number.  Photograph: iStock

The US labour market started 2019 in robust shape, with the economy adding more jobs than expected in January in the face of the recent government shu(...)

Philip Lane will be in charge of monitoring the 19 national economies of the single currency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mario Draghi will likely end his eight years at the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB) helm in October without raising rates once. His last board(...)

Food group Kerry closed at €89.25, down almost 2.5 per cent, while insulation-maker Kingspan was another faller, down 3.1 per cent at €35.70

European shares ended a choppy trading session flat as disappointing economic data, including a technical recession in Italy, gradually sapped an earl(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May addresses MPs following the results of voting on amendments put forward by MPs over the UK government’s Brexit deal, in the House of Commons, London.  Photograph: PA Wire

Sterling rose on Wednesday after declines triggered by the UK parliament’s rejection of amendments to delay Brexit, as investors bet the government wo(...)

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