German shares jumped 1.3 per cent, with exchange operator Deutsche Börse revealing that the blue-chip index would expand to 40 from the current 30 companies with tougher membership criteria. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

European shares ended higher on Tuesday, as the potential easing of lockdowns in France combined with optimism around the deployment of a coronavirus (...)

A stock trader walking past the New York Stock Exchange on  Wall Street.  Photograph: Getty Images

European shares closed lower on Monday as investors weighed signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine against the threat of economic damage f(...)

The German stock exchange. The ZEW economic research institute said German investor sentiment fell more than expected in November on concerns over a second lockdown.

European shares held near eight-month highs on Tuesday, riding a wave of optimism about a Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough, although concerns about the p(...)

Traders working  in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. A handful of upbeat corporate results  lifted European markets. Photograph: Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg

European stocks hit a more than two-week high on Thursday as strong quarterly earnings, fresh stimulus for Britain’s coronavirus-hit economy and post-(...)

Traders work in desk pods on the trading floor inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, operated by Deutsche Boerse AG, in Frankfurt, Germany . Photographer: Thorsten Wagner/Bloomberg

European stocks extended losses on Tuesday as worries about the economic fallout of tighter coronavirus restrictions on the continent overshadowed so(...)

US stocks drop due to an unexpected rise in weekly jobless claims, compounding fears of a stalling economic recovery. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares sank on Thursday as a resurgence in Covid-19 cases across the continent and fading hopes for more US fiscal stimulus before the presid(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

European shares hit a five-week high on Monday as optimism about a stable economic recovery in China and hopes of more US fiscal stimulus helped offse(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes hit their lowest in nearly seven weeks on Monday. Photograph: Richard Drew/File/AP Photo

European stocks posted their worst fall in three months on Monday as fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections hit travel and leisure shares, whil(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Thursday. Photograph: Richard Drew/File/AP Photo

European shares broke a four-day winning run on Thursday, with banks reeling from the prospect of near-zero interest rates for a prolonged period, whi(...)

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(...)

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