Zurich shares plunged more than 9 per cent to their lowest since November 2012 after Zurich warned of an estimated $100 million (€92 million ) fourth-quarter business operating loss for GI, largely due to claims from storms and floods in Britain and Ireland.

Zurich Insurance issued a profit warning for its general insurance (GI) business on Wednesday, its second in four months, threatening its dividend and(...)

Facebook shares jumped 4.7 per cent in New York to $60.93, bringing the stock’s three-day rally to 7.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters/Regis Duvignau

The Iseq outperformed many European markets, gaining 0.6 per cent, although a revival in the fortunes of car sto(...)

There are fears over large scale job losses at RBS as reports suggest its 120,000 strong workforce could be reduced by around a quarter. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland has slumped deeper into the red with an expected £8 billion (€9.7 billion) loss to be announced by the lender. A r(...)

Stoke City’s Marc Wilson (left) is sent off against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Midway through the first half Yohan Cabaye tugged his gloves off and hurled them towards the touchline. It seemed symbolic of the France midfielder’s (...)

Hull City’s James Chester holds his head after scoring an own goal as Manchester Uniterd’s Wayne Rooney celebrates during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium, Hull.   Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

This was a slugfest that was an apt way to start the St Stephen’s day Premier League programme. James Chester goes down as the unfortunate author of a(...)

Ryan Giggs of Manchester United is looking forward to a tense game with Arsenal. (Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has laughed off any suggestion that Manchester United are underdogs in tomorrow afternoon’s encounter with Arsenal at Old Trafford, with t(...)

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey heads home past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in last night’s game in Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Aaron Ramsey can do no wrong. Everything he touches turns to goals right now and if his 11th of an already stellar season was arguably the scruffie(...)

Smurfit Kappa, the paper and packaging giant, ended the day down about 3 per cent, after a high volume sell-off in the final two hours of trading. At one stage in the final hour, it was down 5.1 per cent

The Iseq eased back by about 0.6 per cent yesterday, as indices across the world edged lower on uncertainty over when and how the US Federal Reserve w(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland has to sell its stake in Direct Line  to comply with European Union rules after receiving a £45.5 billion bailout in 2008 and 2009.  iPhotograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Royal Bank of Scotland Group raised about £630 million from its third sale of a stake in Direct Line Insurance Group, the UK’s biggest home and car i(...)