Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a number of recent cyber incidents” where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its system. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Swift, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day, warned its customers on Monday that it was aware of “a (...)

British prime minister David Cameron takes questions from employees at BAE Systems in Preston on Thursday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

As a backdrop for Project Fear it could scarcely be bettered: a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet in the final stages of assembly, primed for sale to a(...)

Air France-KLM: results out on Thursday.   Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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Dublin heavyweight CRH was down 2.3% on the day

Global equities slipped yesterday, hit by weakness in the commodity sector, as concerns over the Chinese economy resurfaced after it allowed the yuan (...)

Google was among the companies to see their tax records revealed in Australia. Photograph: EPA

Australian tax authorities on Thursday took the unprecedented step of publishing the records of hundreds of companies, including Google and Apple, whi(...)

CRH gained 1.07%  to close at €27.39 after more than 880,000 of its shares changed hands in Dublin

European stocks declined as commodity producers slid on a stronger dollar, with healthcare and leisure-related shares also falling. DUBLIN Index hea(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron   at RAF Northolt: After visiting Paris where he pledged British support for France, Mr Cameron announced plans to increase spending by £12 billion (€17 billion) to £178 billion (€254 billion) over the next decade as part of his government’s five-year defence and security plan. Photograph: Justin Tallis/WPA Pool/Getty

Britain will boost spending on defence to combat the growing threat from Islamic militants, prime minister David Cameron said on Monday, underlining t(...)

Ryanair enjoyed good activity on Thursday but was a bit quieter on Friday as well as marginally weaker

Tourism stocks continue to lag after the terror attacks in Paris last week and in Mali on Friday, while airline stocks also came under pressure. Trade(...)

Financial traders work at their desks underneath a display of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany

European shares steadied near three month highs on Friday, with a benchmark index set for its best week in a month, though the rally was held in check(...)

Engine trouble: Weaker than expected earnings reports in Europe included another profit warning from Rolls-Royce, which sent its shares skidding. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty

MARK PAUL The Iseq beat its peers on yesterday with a marginal gain, as the top European stock index posted its biggest fall in six weeks due to wea(...)