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Building materials group CRH was another climber, adding 1.9 per cent to €28.69.

Italian stocks turned from drag to boost for European markets as signs the government would target a lower budget deficit quelled investors’ fears of (...)

In Dublin, insurer FBD Holdings rose by 2.5 per cent to €10.25.

Ireland’s Iseq index advanced for the first time in five sessions, led by insurer FBD Holdings and nutrition giant Kerry Group, as the wider European (...)

“People are so needed that it’s nearly impossible to displace a good worker.” Photograph: iStock
Why robots are a worker’s friend

Instead of displacing American workers, robots may soon make many of their jobs more efficient. Intelligent machines increasingly scooting across Amer(...)

Banking stocks were out of sorts, with AIB down 0.4 per cent at €4.81 and Bank of Ireland off 0.1 per cent at €7.10 as investors positioned themselves ahead of interim results from smaller rival Permanent TSB on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

European shares advanced on Monday, led by carmakers, as the US and Mexico reached a trade deal, which may pave the way for Canada to come on board an(...)

The benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit all-time highs on Friday after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said the central bank’s current approach to interest rate hikes were the best way to protect the US economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global equity markets rose on Friday after Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed no surprises in a key speech outlining a steady course for(...)

People fishing in the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell won’t be kept company by his European Central Bank and Bank of Japan counterparts at this year’s Jackson Hole p(...)

CRH was a bright spot on the day, rising 1.6 per cent to €30.74. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares advanced for a second session on Wednesday as the market cheered robust corporate earnings news and the US Federal Reserve reassured i(...)

Former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson and former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke have voiced varying degrees of concern about America’s ability to combat another financial meltdown.

Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner and Henry Paulson all voiced varying degrees of concern about the ability of the United States to combat another financ(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell giving his testimony on the US economy. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

Both Wall Street and Europe saw shares rise on Tuesday as stocks were buoyed by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell’s optimistic view on the US eco(...)

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Asian stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, with a sharp decline in crude oil prices weighing on energy shares, while the dollar dipped ahead of Federa(...)

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