Drugmakers could seek US emergency use authorisation of vaccine later this month. Photograph:  DOMINICK REUTER / AFP via Getty Images

Futures tracking the S&P 500 hit a record high on Monday after US drugmaker Pfizer said its experimental vaccine was more than 90 per cent effect(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Thursday, heading for their worst day since June

European shares retreated yesterday, with technology stocks leading losses in tandem with their US peers, while a swathe of middling local econom(...)

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

European stocks snapped a six-day losing streak on Friday, but made only a small gain over the course of the day as an initial rebound ran out of stea(...)

European stock markets, including Dublin’s Iseq, snapped a six-day losing streak as central banks and governments promised more stimulus measures to thwart a global recession. Photograph: Bloomberg

Global financial markets clawed back a small slice of their losses on Friday after a brutal week of selling – the worst since the Black Monday crash o(...)