Grassroots protest: demonstrators outside Grove Hotel in Watford, during the annual Bilderberg conference in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The news on Friday that Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has been asked to join the storied Bilderberg conference prompts the obvious question:(...)

Intel: results on Thursday
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TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)

Want to know how someone goes from selling falafels at festivals to running their own rave-reviewed hipster eaterie? Then pop along to Trinity’s Scien(...)

Ryanair, one of the weightiest stocks on the Iseq, contributed to yesterday’s decline by falling 2.37 per cent to close at €6.82. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The Iseq’s bad run continued yesterday. The index fell by 1 per cent on international economic concerns, its worst three-day run since July 2012.Europ(...)

Out today: Irish industrial production figures for August.  Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters
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TODAY Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Sep); Irish industrial production (Aug); German factory orders (Aug); Euro zone Senti(...)

In Dublin, Ryanair was up 1.03 per cent to €6.80 in a busy day’s trading in aviation stocks across Europe and in the United States. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Investors took the opportunity to reflect yesterday on recent gains, particularly with the US corporate results season looming into view.China’s seco(...)

The FTSE 100 retreated from a three-week high on concerns about the pace of global economic growth, with cyclical sectors such as miners and banks worst hit.  Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

US stocks dropped from a record and European shares declined as analysts brought forward estimates for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Th(...)

Alcoa employees release molten aluminium into a vertical cast at the company’s production plant in Goose Creek, South Carolina, in the US. Photograph: Stephen Morton/Bloomberg

Corporate earnings season is upon us with Alcoa, the largest US aluminum producer, set to report second-quarter results tomorrow. The company has trad(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder said five Chinese officials have been charged with espionage and trade secret theft. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The US has charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into major US companies to steal trade secrets in the first US criminal prosecutions a(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder speaks as he announces indictments against Chinese military hackers on cyber-espionage today. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

A US grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest action t(...)