US singer Taylor Swift’s  upcoming tour, promoted by Live Nation, was among the shows cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has built a $500 million (€462 million) stake in battered concert promoter Live Nation, marking the Gulf kingdom’(...)

Airline stocks led European shares higher on Monday on hopes of state support. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

Airline stocks led European shares higher on Monday on hopes of state support, while upbeat earnings from Deutsche Bank and others added to optimism f(...)

Iseq construction and property stocks rose in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Markets slipped on Friday, with investors in Europe disappointed by the lack of details in a trillion-euro emergency fund and US investors remaining c(...)

 Traders at the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street jumped 1 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times

World stock markets climbed on Thursday as investors weighed a rebound in oil prices and prospects for further government stimulus against stark econo(...)

Wall Street’s main indices surged as oil prices recovered some ground and Congress looked on course to seal nearly $500 billion more in aid to help small businesses ride out the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

An oil price rebound and hopes of more economic stimulus lifted European shares on Wednesday, even as investors remained cautious about a swift recove(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently  called on ‘every CEO in America to publicly commit now to not buying back their company’s stock over the course of the next year’. Photograph: JoeBiden.com via Getty

Corporate stock buybacks were one of the key drivers of the bull market over the last 11 years, popular with both shareholders and corporate executive(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

European stock markets closed higher after a volatile session on Monday, recovering losses caused by a collapse in oil prices and fears of the worst q(...)

Global stocks rallied on Friday on hopes of a potential drug to treat Covid-19. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Global stocks rallied on Friday on US president Donald Trump’s plans to revive the coronavirus-hit US economy, and hopes of a potential drug to treat (...)

 An in-camera double exposure of money and traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchang. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

European shares rose on Thursday as daily coronavirus death tolls in Spain and Italy eased, adding to signs that the pandemic was plateauing. The pan-(...)

Sliding oil prices and grim predictions about the global economy dragged the Ftse 100 down

European shares closed firmly in the red on Wednesday, ending a five-day rally as the first batch of earnings reports underlined the business damage f(...)

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