Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

Caterpillar,  which has four sites locally - Larne, Monkstown, Springvale, and Belfast - employs around 2,100 people.

Caterpillar, the American engineering group, is to axe 35 jobs at its Northern Ireland operation as part of a reorganisation of its Electric Power Div(...)

Embo Medical (from left) Wayne Allen, Colin Forde and Liam Mullins. The firm was voted “one-to watch” by the CorkBIC Venture Academy.

Embo Medical Embo Medical has created a new medical device which makes embolization procedures faster and less expensive while also offering mo(...)

A   Bombardier Learjet 45; part of the Ministerial Air Transport fleet. Job losses in Belfast  are the result of a decision by the aerospace group to “pause” its Learjet 85  program because of weak demand. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bombardier Aerospace’s decision to cut 130 local production jobs is yet another “savage blow” for its Northern Ireland workforce, union leaders have (...)

Joe Kaeser, chief executive of German industrial group Siemens, addresses a news conference ahead of the annual shareholder meeting in Munich on Tuesday. Siemens missed first-quarter profit forecasts and announced management overhauls at its power and gas and healthcare divisions. (Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

US equity-index futures fell with European stocks as results by companies from Caterpillar to Microsoft and Siemens disappointed investors. Greek bon(...)

Ulysses: like all great books, it makes a great internal mess in the reader that might take years to tidy up

If a person is sentimental, and so inclined, he or she can consider the development of their life in terms of the books that punctuate its various (...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Dalata, the hotel company run by former Jurys chief executive Pat McCann (above), rose 1.61 per cent to €3.15. It was among six potential bidders named by ‘The Irish Times’ yesterday as being in the running for the €400 million Moran’s hotel group. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq nudged ahead by a modest 0.2 per cent yesterday, as European stocks held their ground after swinging between gains and losses throughout the(...)

Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation: “Most CEOs today are focused on quarterly returns . . . They are unaware of [what is coming down the track] which will be massively disruptive”. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

Dr Peter Diamandis is a man who sees the future in the present. His mission he says is “to open the space frontier for humanity” and he believes it is(...)

The European Commission warned Ireland last month that it could investigate more companies beyond Apple Inc as part of its probe into European tax practices

The European Commission is widening its investigation into how multinationals use countries such as Ireland and Luxembourg to cut their tax bill, a(...)