In New York, Apple gave the biggest boost to the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 with a 1.2 per cent increase to $126.66. Photographer: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

It was a quiet day of trading yesterday as most markets across continental Europe remained closed for the May Day holiday. The Iseq in Dub(...)

A section of the BP Eastern Trough Area Project  oil platform is seen in the North Sea. BP reported a sharp fall in profits for its first quarter.

BP, Europe’s second-biggest oil company, reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as earnings from refining and trading offset lowe(...)

Ingredients and convenience food group Kerry climbed 1.67 per cent to close at €67.50

European stocks declined yesterday, breaking a five-day advance, as banks slid. DUBLIN Permanent TSB’s announcement that it is planning to seek a pri(...)

 Royal Dutch Shell is in advanced talks for a possible takeover with British BG Group, the former British Gas. (Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA)

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with t(...)

A crude oil storage tank  at the Enbridge Inc Cushing storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma, US. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The world’s largest oil and gas groups shed more than a billion barrels of reserves in 2014, the sharpest decline in at least six years, according to (...)

A training exercise of a simulated helicopter crash in the National Maritime College of Ireland. The college in Ringaskiddy and SEFtec in Carrigaline have worked together to design, manufacture, develop and operate the Grupo Stier training centre in Las Palmas. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Offshore survival training at one of southern Europe’s rapidly developing oil and gas hubs is to be provided by the National Maritime College of Irel(...)

Some investors are betting a floor has formed under the market’s seven-month-long rout

Oil giant BP has said it is to cut capital expenditure by 13 per cent to $20 billion in 2015. Last week, Chevron announced a 13 per cent cut in capita(...)

Exxon Mobil:  will reduce its share buyback programme in the first quarter by more than half to $1bn. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Exxon Mobil’s quarterly profit fell 21 per cent as weak oil prices took a toll, but results topped Wall Street expectations due to tax benefits and a (...)

Capt Sinéad Reen: security at sea, substandard ships, changing weather patterns, pollution and the trend towards “criminalisation” of ship’s captains are among issues which she will be addressing as president of the master mariners’ representative organisation

Sea captain Sinéad Reen has become the first woman to be elected president of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners. Capt Reen, who is originally fro(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)