Fuel pump nozzles branded with the Shell logo sit at a gas station, operated by Royal Dutch Shell  in Brussels. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Oil prices continued their rout on Tuesday with Brent crude and US WTI both falling to their lowest in almost six years, as a persistent global supply(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Oil is on track for its biggest fall since 2008. Photograph: Reuters

Brent crude oil rose to about $60 (€49) per barrel yesterday, supported by concerns about disruption to output from Libya. But a global supply glut ke(...)

The ING logo is displayed in Amsterdam, NetherlandS. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

ING, the largest Dutch bank, said today it would scrap 1,700 jobs over the next three years as part of an online banking push and would book a provisi(...)

State-owned Dutch bank ABN Amro will cut up to 1,000 jobs in its retail division by 2018, as it reports a 40 per cent increase in underlying net profit. (Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/Reuters)

State-owned Dutch bank ABN Amro is to cut up to 1,000 jobs in its retail division by 2018, booking a provision of €50-€75 million in the next quarter (...)

The price of oil continues to fall as a global supply glut grows. (Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Brent oil dropped to a new four-year low below $82 a barrel on Wednesday, a fifth straight day of losses, as weak economic data from China and Europe(...)

The tower of the new European Central bank (ECB) (R) is pictured next to the former market hall ‘Grossmarkthalle’ at the site of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s new banking watchdog will establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules and will se(...)

A Paris cafe waiter carries his tray with euro notes and coins

Some reassuring data from Germany eased pressure on the struggling euro today after speculation of an earlier rate rise from the Federal Reserve had p(...)

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) stands beyond a euro sign sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany. Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the ECB’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Photo: Bloomberg

Euro-area inflation unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the econo(...)

Harry Crosbie in the O2 arena in 2008. Mr Crosbie is alleging that Nama is not entitled to enforce some €77 million loans against him or seek his bankruptcy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mary CarolanThe National Assets Management Agency (Nama) is to seek orders striking out an action by businessman Harry Crosbie alleging the agency is (...)