A pedestrian on Wall Street. For  bankers, scuttled deals cost money.  Photograph: Bloomberg

If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street’s top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champa(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street inched up in quiet trading, helped by energy stocks, as a tumultuous quarter draws to a close.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks extended their third quarterly drop in four to wrap up what has been the worst start to a year since the financial crisis. Wall Str(...)

Clara Gaymard, the former head of French operations at General Electric (left) walks with Jeffrey  Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric  and Patrick Kron, chief executive officer   of Alstom right, as they tour the manufacturing facilities of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France.

France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit ambitious legal quotas on female repres(...)

Eir, the State’s largest broadband provider, and Siro, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture, are seen as the front runners in the bidding process. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

More than 10 potential bidders have registered an interest in the Government’s rural broadband project through the State’s eTenders website. The Gov(...)

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(...)