Wall Street’s main indices rose on Thursday as investors looked to corporate earnings and signs of progress on a pandemic-relief package after data suggested the US labour market was stabilising.

European shares extended their rally to a fourth straight day on Thursday, as investors hoped for a swifter global economic recovery, while Unilever’s(...)

Shell’s net debt at the end of the fourth quarter rose about $2bn  on the previous quarter to $75.4bn. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

Royal Dutch Shell’s 2020 profit dropped to its lowest in at least two decades as the pandemic hit energy consumption, but the company boosted its divi(...)

BP’s debt pile of $39 billion is expected to rise in the first half of this year as it continues to struggle with a weak business environment. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

BP plunged to a $5.7 billion (€4.74 billion) loss last year, its first in a decade, as the pandemic took a heavy toll on oil demand, and the energy co(...)

Nigerian chief Eric Barizah of the Goi community in Rivers State shows oil pollution from leaks in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, in 2013. Photograph: EPA/STR

A Dutch court on Friday ruled that a subsidiary of the giant British-Dutch multinational Royal Dutch Shell was liable for oil spills in the Niger Delt(...)

Food group Glanbia was down 1.7%  to €10.27 by the end of the day

Global equity benchmarks slipped from record highs and oil prices dipped on Friday as weaker economic data in Japan and Europe and concerns that newly(...)

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index ended flat after rising as much as 0.8 per cent earlier in the session as positive sentiment ebbed away in the afternoon.

European stocks lost steam heading into the close on Thursday, weighed down by oil and real estate shares, while the European Central Bank (ECB) stuck(...)

In Dublin,  shares of Ryanair fell 3.1 per cent to close at €15.30. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European stocks rose on Monday as a jump in carmaker Stellantis and luxury stocks helped reverse early market losses due to worries about an economic(...)

Ryanair shares rose after its chief executive Michael O’Leary told BBC Radio 4  he expected a jump in people taking overseas holidays this summer. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

European shares closed little changed yesterday as investors adopted caution ahead of US banking giants kicking off the country’s fourth-quarter earni(...)

Photograph: iStock

European stocks steadied on Tuesday after declining in the last session, as investors looked to the upcoming earnings season and focused on the prosp(...)

Irish market heavyweight CRH powered 7.8 per cent higher to €37.31. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq stocks index in Dublin jumped on Wednesday to fresh highs not seen since late 2007, before the financial crash, as European stocks rose after(...)

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