On Wall Street, stocks rose in early trading, boosted by rising commodity prices and gains for Apple. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

European equities edged up, as banks and mining stocks advanced. Italian lenders, among the biggest decliners last week, led gains in the Stoxx Europe(...)

Apple lost 1.12 per cent and was the biggest drag on the S&P and Nasdaq. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European and US stocks fell yesterday as crude slid from a three-week high and a Chinese industrial profits fall pulled down emerging markets. Wall(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

A document seen by Reuters shows regulators are considering drafting a new law that will offer free credits covering between 30 and 100 per cent of companies’ carbon emissions, depending on how likely they are to relocate abroad. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The European Union may have to offer its heaviest polluting industries another 10 years of free carbon credits to prevent them from leaving the region(...)

An ArcelorMittal blast furnace in Dunkirk, France. The company said it now expected yearly core profit to be “in excess of” $7 billion (€5.2 billion).

ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steelmaker, cut its forecast for earnings this year after lower than anticipated iron ore prices ate into the pr(...)

 People protesting about the situation in the Ukraine, outside the Russian Embassy, Dublin,  on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Stocks slid yesterday, with a global index of equities tumbling the most in a month, and the ruble dropped to an all-time low as Russ(...)

Chief executive Lakshmi Mittal said the Luxembourg-based steelmaker was cautiously optimistic about 2014. Photograph: AP

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, forecast higher profits this year, driven by higher steel sales and margins, and an increase in iron or(...)

People familiar with the matter said ThyssenKrupp was in exclusive talks to sell Calvert to a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

Germany’s ThyssenKrupp said it was nearing a long-awaited sale of its US steel plant and had reached an agreement to settle a cartel lawsuit, clearing(...)

A worker at an  Arcelor steel plant. The company, which makes 6-7 per cent of global steel and is a broad gauge for the health of the global manufacturing industry, says it believes it had passed the low point of the economic cycle. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, says its two-year slump was over and prospects for 2014 were looking up, after higher US steel shipment(...)

The $500-billion-a-year industry, which is  a gauge of the global economy, has been hit hard by falling demand from austerity-ravaged Europe and slowing growth in China. Photograph: Reuters

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, defied fears of a profit warning yesterday and kept its earnings forecast for this year, helped (...)