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US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

News that US president Donald Trump will meet his Chinese opposite number Xi Jinping at a G20 summit eased fears of a trade war and steadied European (...)

The US Federal Reserve. Investors are becoming sceptical about the median forecast of Fed officials in September for three additional hikes in 2019.

Federal Reserve vice chairman Richard Clarida said the central bank’s gradual approach to interest-rate hikes is appropriate as US monetary policy get(...)

Things can change quickly in markets, as Amazon shareholders have discovered. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Investors fret over global slowdown Last Wednesday was an especially bloody day for stock markets. Tech stocks were hammered, with the Nasdaq’s 4.4 p(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Tina trade – the idea that there is no alternative to stocks in a low-yielding world – has helped support the US bull market over the last nine ye(...)

US president Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump in Washington on Thursday. The president’s grasp of basic economics is even weaker than it already appears to be. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US indices have seemed oblivious to the troubled mood pervading global markets in 2018 but that finally changed last Wednesday, when the S&P 500 s(...)

Major indices bounced off their lows in Europe and across Asia and futures trading pointed to gains on Wall Street.

The torrid sell-off that has swept through global stock markets eased on Friday after a bruising string of losses for investors triggered by worries o(...)

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(...)

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