Reckitt: the maker of Finish, Dettol and Harpic forecast higher 2018 sales. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

The consumer-goods group Reckitt Benckiser missed 2017 profit expectations and said tough trading in developed markets and rising commodity costs were(...)

Twitter performed well on Thursday after reporting its first quarterly net profit. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

World stock markets remained volatile on Thursday, with Europe initially performing well before poor performance in the US dragged stocks down. Major(...)

Nike’s muted forecasts hit the company’s shares in the US.  Photograph: Reuters

Stocks in Europe struggled for traction and the euro declined after Catalan separatists won a regional election in Spain. Spanish stocks fell 1.15 per(...)

Ocado was among the best performers in London, surging over 20 per cent after it announced a long-awaited international partnership, signing a deal with French supermarket giant Groupe Casino.

European shares edged up on Tuesday, aided by a strong performance from Royal Dutch Shell, which boosted oil and gas stocks, while the Irish focus was(...)

CRH buoyed by renewed hopes that US president Donald Trump will be able to push through infrastructure spending plans

Irish shares closed higher on Friday, with Iseq index heavyweight CRH buoyed by renewed hopes that US president Donald Trump will be able to push thro(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks edged up to near four-month highs with a raft of company results in focus while euro zone bond yields rose from five-week lows as inve(...)

Reckitt Benckiser, once seen as an industry pacesetter due to its strong revenue and profit growth, is having a very tough year, reporting its weakest quarter ever in July, hurt by a series of issues including a collapse of its South Korean business after a safety scandal, a failed product launch and a cyber attack that hobbled its global operations.

Reckitt Benckiser plans to reorganise its business into two distinct units, one for health and the other for hygiene and home products, as it tries t(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange recently. US markets were closed on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

News of North Korea’s latest nuclear test hit European shares on Monday but failed to trigger a massive sell-off as investors seem to be used to geopo(...)

Ryanair slid as much as 5.6 per cent during the session as investors looked beyond a robust set of profits for the carrier’s fiscal first quarter to focus on its cautious outlook.

European shares dipped on Monday with automakers hitting their lowest level this year after anti-trust regulators opened an investigation, while comme(...)

A gauge of global stocks climbed for a ninth straight session on Wednesday after a slew of corporate earnings reports in the United States and Europe.(...)

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