The Nikkei hit its highest level since August 1990. Photograph: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images

Global shares rallied, with Japan’s Nikkei hitting a three-decade peak, while US Treasuries extended their steepest sell-off in months on Friday as i(...)

Kingspan was one of the day’s better performers, climbing 1.25 per cent to €23.01

Car makers, miners and luxury goods manufacturers led a near across-the-board fall in European shares triggered by China’s decision to devalue its cur(...)

 Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)