AIB Group Headquarters in Ballsbridge:  AIB shares rose by 9.3 per cent to 15.3 cent to give the company a market valuation just shy of €80 billion. The share price has almost trebled in the past three months as retail investors see it as a decent punt on the recovery of the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks gained for an eighth day as companies from Royal Philips to Akzo Nobel reported profit that beat estimates and investors speculated th(...)

Conditional trading in Royal Mail began in London yesterday, with the shares surging 33 per cent to £4.38

Trading was choppy across the globe yesterday, according to traders, as investors struggled to decipher signals from Washington about the prospects of(...)

Irish retail sales figures for July will be released on Thursday. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA
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MONDAYResults: Genesco.Meetings: The Art of the Start entrepreneur seminar (UCD Charles Institute, Dublin 4).Indicators: UK nationwide housing prices (...)

CRH gained 0.26% to finish at €17.105. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Better than expected company earnings and a boost for German investor confidence drove increases in most European markets yesterday, although the benc(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi  said indications are that the euro area economy is stabilising and the central bank’s rates will remain low for an extended period. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Markets continued to perform well yesterday following comments from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that interest rates are likely to rem(...)

Production of zircon, a raw material used in the ceramics industry, fell 16 per cent from 10,400 tonnes in the first quarter to 8,700 tonnes during the second three months.

Mining company Kenmare Resources increased its overall production during the second quarter of this year. Between April and June the company’s product(...)

In his twice-yearly report to Congress on monetary policy, US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke  said the Fed’s bond- buying programme would cease by mid-2014, but stressed the plan was not set in stone. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave a modest boost to stock markets around the world yesterday, by reassuring that the US central bank’s mon(...)

Aer Lingus shares experienced “very light” volumes, closing up 1 per cent at €1.61.

Stocks rose in the US and Europe as investors awaited the start of second-quarter earnings season and the conclusion of a meeting of euro-area finance(...)

Paul O'Donoghue: Mozambique "full of options" for graduates

Wherever Waterford man Paul O’Donoghue has moved to in southern Africa, seismic events have never been far behind. The Mozambique-based entrepreneur’s(...)

EU unemployment rate: released on Friday. photograph: andres kudacki/ap

TO DAY Results:Standard Life European Private (...)

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