Shares surge as Goldman buys stake for clients

Sign of growing confidence in Portuguese lender

Capita tops London leaderboard

FTSE 100’s rally cools after one of best trading days of 2014

Long-term returns boosted by illiquidity

The less liquid a stock, the better it will perform over time

McDonald’s profits dip on falling US sales

Fast-food companies are struggling for global growth

Financial woes of bank’s owners hit home

Inevitable fire sale puts pressure on empire’s prized asset

Spain’s export-led recovery loses momentum

Trade deficit is ballooning again, rising 80 per cent

Champagne on ice for Europe’s carmakers

Sales growth fails to lift sentiment

Rate increases will test the market mood

Once the Fed raises rates in earnest it could be painful

UK media lifted by M&A upsurge

But financial stocks contribute to FTSE 100 weakness

Norwegian Air Shuttle hit by higher costs

Low-cost airline posts third consecutive quarter of losses

Energy: The indispensable country

The US shale revolution has averted the threat of a global oil crisis

Rate worries push UK housebuilders lower

Mylan / Abbott: tight spin

What happens when a Morris Trust meets an inversion?

Portugal bank fears spark stocks sell-off

The woes of Portugal’s Espírito Santo

Reassurances from government and central bank have so far failed to convince investors

Brent crude slips as Isis fears recede

Price move erases all gains made after militants moved into Iraq

Compass slips on worries over shares upside

FTSE 100 shows its biggest decline since March

Europe stock issues soar to surpass US

Growing confidence in economy spurs sellers and buyers of equity

Appetite for buyout listings wanes

Poor second-quarter performance highlights mood

Dow 17,000 and the bull case for stocks

There are grounds for buying US shares despite high levels