Scottish first minister and SNP leader Alex Salmond (centre) visits Ferguson Shipbuilders. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

A stream of young apprentices, fresh-faced and smiling, leave the Scotstoun dockyard in Glasgow, some of the 50 that have been taken on by the yard’s (...)

The longest line at the Farnborough International Airshow last week was for a model aircraft. In the absence of the F-35 Lightning, the colossally exp(...)

The curve of the German share price index DAX board is pictured at the Frankfurt stock exchange. Photograph: Reuters

European shares changed course to climb higher in late trading after fears that tensions over Ukraine would escalate were eased when Russian presid(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has pledged to maintain her predecessor’s stimulus policy. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

European stocks climbed yesterday, extending a third consecutive weekly gain, as investors heeded newly installed Federal Rese(...)

BAE Systems: reported sharp fall in profits. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Europe’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems warned yesterday it expected earnings this year to drop by up to 10 per cent as a result of US (...)

Investors continud to react positively to the announcement that Dragon Oil expects to drill 14-16 wells this year
Dragon Oil lifts Iseq index higher

European shares were little changed today, having retreated earlier in the day as steel pipe makers Tenaris and Vallourec slid 4.5 per cent aft(...)

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A Tornado jet during a trial of 3D printed components, manufactured by  defence contractor BAE Systems.

UK fighter jets have flown for the first time with parts made using 3D printing technology. BAE Systems said the metal components were successf(...)

EADS chief executive Tom Enders  has vowed to make the group  more investor-driven. Photograph: Bloomberg

European Aeronautic, Defence and Space will adopt the Airbus name for the entire group as part of a reorganisation that cements the dominance of its a(...)

BlackBerry, the Canadian smart phone maker,  fell 25 per cent to $10.82 after reporting a quarterly loss and lower-than-projected sales. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Most European shares fell yesterday marking the close of a volatile quarter with their first monthly loss in over a year, as investors worried about (...)