The German DAX graph  at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters/Staff

European shares closed at their highest in more than a year on Thursday as Italian stocks surged on relief that Rome had avoided European Union discip(...)

The big mover on the Iseq was Ryanair which closed 3.5 per cent up at €10.45

European shares slipped on Monday from six-week highs after China’s fourth-quarter growth figures confirmed a slowdown in the world’s second biggest e(...)

EasyJet gained almost 4 per cent. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Markets rebounded yesterday after two weeks of losses, aided by gains in both Germany and Greece. However, weaker than expected Chinese data hit min(...)

Brent for January fell to a low of $60.28 a barrel in Asian trade, down $1.57 and its lowest since July 2009

Brent crude oil hit a fresh five-year low close to $60 a barrel on Monday after producer group Opec restated its determination not to cut output despi(...)