US President Joe Biden is close to passing a $1.9 trillion spending package. Photographer: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Global shares gained on Wednesday, with European indexes echoing positive moves in Asia, as a retreat in US Treasury yields fuelled demand for riskier(...)

Photograph: iStock

European shares paused on Tuesday as investors sought to guess the bond market’s next move, while weak German retail sales were a stark reminder of co(...)

Vantage Towers, the mobile masts company spun out of Vodafone, plans to float in Frankfurt by the end of March in a deal that could value it at up to €18 billion.

Vantage Towers, the mobile masts company spun out of Vodafone Group, plans to float in Frankfurt by the end of March in a deal that could value it at (...)

According to the report, construction output in 2021 is forecast to fall to €20 billion because of the current lockdown. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of potential units in Strategic Housing Developments (SHDs) in Dublin that have either been quashed or held up by judicial reviews jumped b(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s 2019 state visit to Germany was such a success that his German counterpart (and Rory Gallagher fan) Frank Walter Steinmeier, right, was all set to return the visit last year – warp speed in diplomatic terms – until the virus intervened. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Dublin’s bilateral relationships with London and Berlin are like two very different children. London is the eldest: used to getting its way and able t(...)

In New York, the Nasdaq fell in early trading, led by a slide in shares of technology-related companies. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares retreated from near one-year highs on Wednesday as concerns over a possible spike in inflation and rising bond yields prompted investo(...)

The first stage of BioNTech’s vaccine process, producing the active ingredient known as mRNA, has begun at a new plant in Marburg. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) expects Johnson & Johnson to file for approval of its Covid-19 vaccine in the EU within the next few days. App(...)

Dublin Airport had lost more than 24 million passengers by December last year while Cork was down 2 million. Photograph: iStock

Irish airports were among the worst hit last year as European air travel plunged to its lowest level in a quarter of a century in the face of Covid-19(...)

The George Washington Statue on Wall Street: Investors waited for news on US president Joe Biden’s $1.9trn stimulus plan. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP

European shares ended lower on Wednesday, as Wall Street’s retreat from record highs dragged Europe down from an early rise triggered by upbeat earnin(...)

Italian shares posted their best session in four weeks after former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi accepted the task of forming a new government. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares rose for a third consecutive day as sentiment brightened on hopes for a faster global economic recovery and Italian stocks advanced af(...)

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