A Hanergy exhibition stand at a Clean Energy Expo in Beijing recently:  China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog,  after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on May 20, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS

Muted sentiment augurs well for stocks The S&P 500 may be at all-time highs, but the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows invest(...)

The Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly, France. The French power utility is the world’s biggest operator of nuclear power plants. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters
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Image of the week: Nuclear option Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France nuclear power station in Dampierre-(...)

The UBS AG company logo hangs above the entrance to the company’s Broadgate offices in London. UBS Group  will pay $545 million to settle US investigations into its role in manipulating currency and interest rates. Photograph: Bloomberg

They were known as the “Cartel” or the “Mafia” among their peers. The unsubtle nicknames were given to a group of traders who at one time worked for f(...)

A BMW is parked via a mobile device remote control during a smart trailer parking demonstration on Tuesday in Boxberg, Germany. photograph: krisztian bocsi/bloomberg

US car sales may drop about 40 per cent in the next 25 years because of shared driverless cars, forcing mass-market producers such as General Motors a(...)

 UBS Group will pay $545 million to settle US investigations into its role in manipulating currency and interest rates. Photo: Bloomberg

UBS Group will pay $545 million to settle US investigations into its role in manipulating currency and interest rates, removing two of the bank’s bigg(...)

Rainer Neske, expected departure said to be due to a disagreement over the bank’s future direction, German media reported. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

The head of Deutsche Bank’s retail banking unit is poised to step down, just weeks after Germany’s biggest bank unveiled a new strategy that will invo(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus stock was up slightly but Ryanair fell by 1.8% as speculation about an IAG bid returns. Photograph: Eric Luke

The dollar bounced back from four-month lows, while Greek bond yields jumped on worries the country would not be able to make its debt payments.Wall (...)

One Albert Quay will be Cork’s largest office space when complete

Property investment group Green REIT is to acquire Cork City’s largest office block for up to €58 million.The company said it had entered into a condi(...)

Drilling for oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale, one of the US’s top producing shale fields

Noble Energy said yesterday it would acquire Rosetta Resources for about $2 billion in stock, marking it the first significant deal among US shale-oil(...)

Green said it has submitted planning applications for the development of 13-17 Dawson Street. It acquired the re-development opportunity last August for €23m. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

Property investment company Green Reit said on Monday that it has enjoyed a “relatively stable” start to the year, and its outlook remains positive a(...)