Technology stocks have motored higher in 2015, driving the Nasdaq close to 2000’s all-time high, which was at the very height of dotcom mania. Are thi(...)

French president Francois Hollande: he took drastic action by overriding parliament to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty

French president François Hollande took drastic action on Tuesday to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms, overriding parliam(...)

The US department of justice is still investigating whether HSBC helped clients avoid US taxes. Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The US department of justice (DoJ) is considering scrapping a deal that shields HSBC from prosecution for earlier infractions as the agency investi(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Darragh O’Brien: takeover bid was “no coincidence”.  Photograph: David Sleator

The State’s 25.1 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus cannot currently guarantee the retention of the airline’s Heathrow airport slots, Minister for Tr(...)

John Brennan will remain as chief executive of Jurys Inn. He said that the owner is “very committed to the future growth and development of the Jurys Inn brand and business”. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

US private equity group Lone Star Funds is to pay £680 million (€909mn) to acquire the Jurys Inn chain of 31 hotels from a group of investors. The ho(...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

A man looks at a board showing currency exchange rates in Bern

The Swiss franc soared against the euro Thursday after the nation’s central bank stunned markets by abandoning a ceiling it put in place more than (...)

Goldman Sachs was  the highest paying of 13 leading US, British, Swiss and Japanese banks in 2013. (Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Goldman Sachs paid its top 121 London bankers about £3 million pounds (€3.8 million) on average last year, far exceeding payouts at other leading bank(...)

A sign sits above the entrance to a Credit Suisse Group  in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

Credit Suisse said it would fight a US lawsuit which accuses the Swiss bank of deceiving investors in mortgage-backed securities it had issued. The Zu(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)