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US stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat earnings and forecasts from Coca-Cola and United Technologies. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

A host of upbeat earnings pushed US stocks higher on Tuesday and world stocks rose in anticipation of central bank easing, while sterling fell on the(...)

Traders work  at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes EISELE / AFP)JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

Buy gold. So says Ray Dalio, the influential founder of Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, who penned a lengthy LinkedIn post last week outl(...)

Property shares, including housebuilder Cairn, were in demand in Dublin

European shares, which were buoyed early on Friday by rising hopes of a US interest rate cut, ended the session off their highs as fresh political tro(...)

John Williams, chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (centre), has called for action on rates.

The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weake(...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

‘In a hard-Brexit scenario, I could see sterling-euro at parity,’ said Goodbody economist Dermot O’Leary.

Sterling could move to parity with the euro “and possibly beyond” in the event of a “messy” no-deal Brexit, a currency expert has warned. Investec’s (...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq all-share index climbed 0.92 per cent on Tuesday as a result of gains by index heavyweight CRH and budget airline Ryanair. While the Irish (...)

Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon: “Given the strength of our client franchise, we are well positioned to benefit from a growing global economy”

Goldman Sachs Group reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as the Wall Street investment bank benefited from higher equity tradin(...)

JP Morgan headquarters in New York. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

JPMorgan Chase & Co, the world’s biggest bank, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as higher interest income and a modest (...)

Citi shares have rallied by 40 per cent so far this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Citigroup kicked off the second-quarter earnings season for Wall Street with results that underlined the tough trading conditions for investment banks(...)

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