Miners in  Anglo American’s  Bathopele mine in Runstenburg, North Western Province, South Africa. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

Two of the world’s best-known miners are cutting thousands of jobs, as a decade-long supercycle of booming demand for commodities turns sour for natur(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

HSBC: the new   plan from Europe’s biggest bank failed to impress markets after investors  questioned whether its pledge to shed almost 50,000 jobs would be enough to lift earnings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European shares fell yesterday on weak economic data out of China and uncertainty about Greece’s debt negotiations. US stocks were little changed af(...)

Aer Lingus inched up 0.6 per cent to €2.44 as markets digested the news that Etihad planned to sell its near 5 per cent stake in the airline

US and European stocks declined as investors fretted about Greece and the timing of a US interest rate hike. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index(...)

Ryanair  had a quiet day trading down 0.5 per cent at €11.70, which was roughly in line with industry rivals. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

European shares dropped on Friday, weighed down by a slump in the Athens stock market, which slid to one-month lows after Greece delayed a debt payme(...)

Lonmin is battling prices that have tumbled 36 per cent since 2011.

Lonmin scaled back spending plans to weather a platinum price slump that may last two more years. The world’s third-biggest producer of the metal cut (...)

In New York, Apple gave the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 1.2 per cent increase to $126.66. Photographer: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

It was a quiet day of trading yesterday as most markets across continental Europe remained closed for the May Day holiday. The Iseq in Dub(...)

CRH closed up 2.8 per cent at €26.55, following the announcement that regulators had cleared its planned €6.5bn purchase of assets from Holcim and Lafarge. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons)

World stocks hit all-time highs on Friday as corporate updates in Europe and a post- dot.com-boom peak for the US Nasdaq stoked investor optimism. Eur(...)

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, to cut output from 34 to 30 million carats this year as demand drops. Photograph: Reuters.

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, cut its output target for the year as demand for the gems weakens and prices fell for a second quarter(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)