Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to politics, saying ‘I am a candidate for the presidency of my political family’. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

(...) repelled voters as he pledged to reform the country’s labour markets and tax system to bolster industry and(...)

In recent months, Eircom also ran a parallel process to seek a buyer, but was rebuffed by several private equity houses as the company has yet to return to growth. Earnings have stabilised but its revenues are still falling.

(...), has announced it will not now be proceeding with a return to the stock markets after its shareholder(...)

Catalunya’s separatist supporters wave ‘Esteladas’ (Catalan separatist flags) supporting Scotland’s independence during FC Barcelona’s Champions League soccer match against Apoel Nicosia at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona this week. Photograph: Albert Gea

(...) of borrowing fell as markets viewed the ‘no’ vote as reducing prospects of a breakaway for Catalonia(...)

China, the world’s largest nappy market will nearly triple between 2010 and 2017, from Rmb20bn ($3.3bn) to Rmb57bn ($9.3bn), according to Datamonitor

(...) markets, but mainland brands are exploiting local knowhow and speed to market.Disposable nappies are a(...)

Philip Lee

(...) needed as the market’s progression intensifies.” (...)

(...), festivals, markets and family stuff. There’s also a new excellent guide to the best cafes and(...)

Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

(...) excited,” said Philippe Espinasse, author of IPO: A Global Guide, who used to head equity capital markets(...)

The Central Bank is stepping up its oversight of the sector as part of a wider international focus on so-called shadow banks

(...) boards,” Martin Moloney, head of markets policy at the Central Bank, said in an interview.“We relaxed(...)

Sterling overnight interbank average rates are pricing in the chance of a first rate increase by the BoE in the spring of 2015

(...) referendum held on Thursday, ending a few weeks of sharp fluctuations in UK financial markets.The pound(...)

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond conceded defeat in the vote after the bulk of results had leant towards No

(...)’s decision to vote against independence buoyed equity markets and eased concerns about similar separatist(...)