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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Mark Abramson/New York Times

European stock markets gained for a fourth straight day on Thursday with sentiment propped up by the latest round of stimulus from the US Federal Res(...)

Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Oil rebounded after plunging to the lowest level in 18 years as investors weigh efforts by policy makers across the globe to strengthen economies agai(...)

US senator Bernie Sanders: ‘If it is his fate to watch the US embrace bigger government, but under the leadership of others, there are worse niches in history.’ Photograph: Jacob Hannah/New York Times

Eight years have passed since Mitt Romney expressed his disappointment with almost half of all Americans. Forty seven per cent are “dependent upon gov(...)

Photograph: David McNew/AFP via Getty Images

Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday to be down about 17 per cent so far this week as the outlook for fuel demand darkened amid travel and(...)

As part of the oil price war, Saudi Aramco has been told to increase its maximum production capacity to 13 million barrels a day. Photograph: Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco will cut capital spending as it prepares for a prolonged period of lower crude prices after its largest shareholder launched an oil price(...)

Applegreen said it was passing savings directly on to customers in response to the lowering of crude oil prices.

Forecourt operator Applegreen is dropping fuel prices at every service station across the Republic by up to 10 cent per litre from Friday. According (...)

A trader reacts on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted  after the S&P 500’s losses hit 7 per cent. Photograph: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

The Irish stock market slumped on Monday – bringing its losses over 11 days of trading to €22.7 billion – with share prices tumbling globally as a sta(...)

A waiter stands by empty tables outside a restaurant at St Mark’s Square in Venice as coronavirus spread in Italy. The whole of the country has now been placed on lockdown.  File photograph: Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

The big sell-off in global stockmarkets yesterday was sparked by a surprise move by Saudi Arabia to drive oil prices down. The coronavirus and the unc(...)

Stocks tumbled across the board as the price of oil crashed 30 per cent in a supply cut row between Saudi Arabia and Russia

The Irish stock market dipped briefly into bear market territory on Monday as shares tumbled globally as stand-off between Saudi Arabia and Russia tri(...)

Red Cross medics measure the temperature of participants of the 178th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Alex Halada / AFP

Opec+ agreed on Thursday to cut output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020 to support prices, but made it conditiona(...)

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