French president François Hollande  welcomes Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani as he arrives at the Élysée Palace in Paris.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France and Iran “opened a new chapter in our relations” during President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to the French capital, President François Holl(...)

A toy bull sits in front of the DAX Index curve at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in  Germany on Monday: financial markets started 2016 on a bleak note and China is at the centre of it. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Irish and European markets fell on Monday as a slide in Chinese equities fuelled investors’ fears that a slowdown in the world’s biggest market will h(...)

People walk past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai.

US stocks opened sharply lower on the first trading day of 2016 after lackluster Chinese economic data rekindled worries of slowing global growth. T(...)

13/07/2015 - NEWS - Alex White TD Minister for Communications, at official launch of Eircode, Ireland's new postcode system, at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish TimesPhotograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Department of Communications has controversially rejected a proposal by telecoms firm Eir to supply fibre broadband to 300,000 homes originally e(...)

On Dublin’s Iseq,  Ryanair fell 0.7 per cent to €14.59. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Stock markets worldwide dived into the red amid a commodity price rout in which the cost of oil touched below $40 a barrel for the first time since Fe(...)

All three major US indexes were up almost 2 per cent on Thursday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stock markets around the world rallied on Thursday and crude oil rebounded after strong US economic data and hints from a Federal Reserve policymake(...)

Ryanair had another electric day, closing up 0.6 per cent at a new record high of €12.34. The airline has been enjoying a strong week on the back of positive sentiment around its future earnings

European stocks extended a sell-off as the region’s leaders differed on how Greek talks were progressing. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.2 per c(...)

Patrick Drahi: offering to buy Bouygues Telecom. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Patrick Drahi, owner of France’s number two telecoms player Numericable-SFR, has offered to buy smaller rival Bouygues Telecom for about €10 billion i(...)

At Bouygues Telecom, quarterly current operating profit fell to €420 million from €531 million a year earlier, reflecting a decline in its profitability

Bouygues has raised its full-year sales forecast after it posted better-than-expected sales in the third quarter despite a weaker construction market(...)

Virgin America president David Cush in the New York Stock Exchange yesterday before the company’s shares’ first day of trading. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as slides in healthcare and commodity stocks offset gains in media companies.Eurostat, the EU’s official number c(...)