Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

 China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers CSR Corp and China CNR Corp have merged to become CRRC. It is the world’s second-biggest industrial company, trailing only General Electric. Photograph: Wang Zhaowang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

CRRC may not be a name to conjure with right now, but since this month’s merger of two of China’s state-owned railroad equipment makers, CSR Corp and (...)

Men look at a display showing market indices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo . Photograph: Thomas Peter/REUTERS

Top Greek shares lurched lower on Friday, falling 4 per cent in the wake of IMF negotiators’ withdrawal from Greek debt talks in Brussels. The volat(...)

Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

French compant Alstom supplies the Luas trams and maintains the network in Dublin. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Alstom, the French company that supplies the Luas trams and maintains the network in Dublin, confirmed its full-year revenue and profit target after p(...)

 Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contracts. Photo: Bloomberg

Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contra(...)

CCTV images picked up the fire on the Luas tram as it approached Busáras.

Circumstances which gave rise to a fire on a Luas tram in Dublin last November had been discovered as far back as December 2008, the Railway Accident (...)

In its ruling, the regulator has left the state little leeway for buying Alstom shares in the open market. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The French government has had its ability to buy Alstom shares in the open market capped by regulators, raising the potential cost of becoming an anch(...)

 Michael Hoey shot a 66. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

American Kevin Stadler celebrated Independence Day by claiming a three-shot lead in the Alstom Open de France, despite a dreaded shank on the final ho(...)