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Investors were alarmed by US president Donald Trump’s recent threat to keep hiking tariffs on Mexico if it doesn’t take steps to stop illegal immigration to the US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump has been quick to take the credit for stock market gains during his presidency but 2017’s talk of a “Trump bump” is long gone, with inve(...)

Federal Reserve Board chairman Jerome Powell: markets globally awaited clues from the US Federal Reserve on its policy direction

Stock markets dipped marginally on Monday, as a profit warning from Germany’s Lufthansa weighed on airline stocks. The airline forecast earnings bef(...)

Oil prices jumped about 2 per cent following the suspected tanker attack. Photograph: ISNA/AFP/Getty

Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks to end slightly higher on Thursday, after concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf o(...)

The Republic’s debt management agency sold the bonds at a price that will yield investors an annual interest rate of 0.297 per cent.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold €1 billion of 10-year bonds on Thursday – for less than a third of the market interest rate set fo(...)

The benchmark S&P 500 index is now just about 2 per cent away from its early May record high. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Hopes of monetary stimulus lifted investor sentiment globally on Tuesday with anticipation of an interest rate cut by the US Federal Reserve. In the U(...)

President Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The S&P 500 enjoyed its biggest one-day gain since January last Tuesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell indicated he was open to cutting(...)

John Dean, former White House counsel in the Nixon administration, is sworn in before testifying at a House judiciary committee hearing  about the Mueller report on Monday . Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Democrats stepped up their pressure on US president Donald Trump over the Mueller investigation on Monday, summoning John Dean, the White House counse(...)

Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard holds a news conference at the Mexican embassy in Washington on Wednesday following talks with US vice President Mike Pence and secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Mexican and US officials resumed talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with the Trump administration resisting calls from US businesses and some R(...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann  during the company’s last annual shareholder meeting. The food group was the best performer on the Iseq on Wednesday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

European stock markets crept higher on Wednesday as defensive shares gained ground, but rising tensions between Italy and the European Commission over(...)

Shares in Arytza, which owns the Cuisine de France brand, fell 13.3 per cent on Tuesday

European shares rose on Tuesday to distance themselves further from a more than three-month low hit during the previous session, aided by car makers t(...)

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