Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Bloomberg, which has more than 315,000 subscribers worldwide, said it was investigating the cause of the outage.

The system of Bloomberg terminals used by financial workers for news and market price data went down yesterday, causing havoc on financial markets.The(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

Battersea power station: came to Nama  via Treasury Holdings

The National Asset Management Agency has been criticised in the past for selling out the London market too quickly. Attention has focused on two devel(...)

Marathon Asset Management’s Bruce Richards says his firm is ramping up investment in Europe on bets that central-bank easing, a depreciating euro and (...)

Photograph:  REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Chinese investors go gaga for tech shares What do the 50 top-performing global technology companies with a market value of at least $1 billion have in(...)

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped an Irish student at a rental home in  Long Island  almost two years ago

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director accused of raping an Irish student at his beach house on New York’s Long Island is hoping a judge(...)

Anti-establishment protesters outside the Greek parliament in Athens recently. Photograph: EPA/Dimitris Lampropoulos

Recently the Financial Times ran an interesting letter from a reader who put forth the etymological reasons why we should consider ditching the portma(...)

Audits of Germany’s regulator by European Aviation Safety Agency occur several times a year. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s air safety regulator said it found more than 10 incidents in recent years in which Germany appeared lax in following aviation medical require(...)

A spokesman for Sharp said the company is considering various options for its LCD business and hasn’t yet made any decisions. Photograph: Getty

Electronics firm Sharp plans to ask Japan’s public-private investment fund to back a spin-off of some of its liquid crystal display business.The Osaka(...)