In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

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Last week, German media giant Axel Springer paid $343 million to buy a big chunk of online news site Business Insider, bringing its shareholding to 97(...)

Matthias Müller: uncontroversial choice to take over as chief executive. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s new chief executive, Matthias Müller, has vowed to win back trust after an emissions scandal that has rocked the car group and seen its m(...)

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Image of the week: Tough crowd President Obama this week addressed the Business Roundtable – a bunch of chief executives from large corporation(...)

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams:  Moody’s are not ruling out the prospect of Sinn Féin in government

The decision of Moody’s to upgrade its outlook for the Republic from stable to positive last week will no doubt bolster the sense of self-satisfaction(...)

Hungarian police use water cannons against demonstratring migrants and refugees at the border crossing into Hungary, near Horgos. Photograph: Tamas Soki/EPA 0:50

Hungarian riot police officers fired water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday after hundreds of migrants tried to break through a gate at the newly rei(...)

Net income fell 23 per cent to €188.6 million ($213 million) in the six months through July, at Milan-based Prada. Photograph: Reuters.

Prada has reported first-half profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the luxury-goods maker took steps to curb rising costs, helping mitigate declin(...)

UK consumer prices were unchanged compared with a year earlier following an annual 0.1 per cent gain in July, the Office for National Statistics said in London. Photograph: PA.

UK inflation returned to zero in August, driven down by the cost of motor fuel and clothing. A measure of core price pressures also eased.Consumer pr(...)

Shanghai Composite Index drops 3.5 per cent led by commodity producers and technology companies. Photograph: Getty Images.

China’s stocks slumped for a second day in thin turnover amid concern government measures to support the world’s second-largest equity market and econ(...)

Harald Krueger is helped up after collapsing on Frankfurt stage. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 1:20

BMW was forced to end a press conference at the Frankfurt International Motor Show after its chief executive Harald Krueger collapsed on stage. The (...)