Preliminary bids for the South Korean Tongyang Cement & Energy group are expected today and reports have suggested that CRH will  be among the suitors

European shares climbed yesterday, with car makers rising on encouraging company updates and Greek shares rebounding amid renewed hopes for a soluti(...)

In April 2012, the Central Bank suspended Marketspread’s licence for three weeks, citing concerns over audit and capital adequacy

Financial spread betting business, Shelbourne Markets, lost €911,000 in the year running up to its sale to London-based ETX Capital, the latest figur(...)

Seán Quinn. Although his family able to build up a clandestine 28 per cent stake in Anglo Irish Bank using contracts for difference, Ireland has yet to introduce disclosure rules that would require investors to abide by stock exchange disclosure rules once they have accumulated a 3 per cent stake. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has yet to introduce rules requiring investors in contracts for difference (CFD) to disclose their positions, despite the role the derivatives(...)

Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange, has called the lack of government action on CFDs “outrageous” as it is  incentivising the market to be “totally opaque and fundamentally, as proven before, destructive”. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The government still hasn’t implemented European rules that require more disclosure for contracts for difference (CFDs), almost a year after they were(...)

 US stocks barely budged in thin trading after investors found little reason to add significant new positions with the Dow and the S&P 500 on a five-week winning streak. Photographer: Gino Domenico /Bloomberg

Better than forecast industrial data from China gave a boost to stocks on this side of the Atlantic while in the US the markets were becalmed as the b(...)

A tweet from Twitter Inc. announcing its initial public offering. Photograph:  Hyungwon Kang/Reuters.

Twitter has set the ball rolling for one of the most eagerly anticipated stock market flotations since Facebook took the plunge last year. The social (...)

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank. Photo: Bloomberg

European shares pulled back from five-year highs this morning, led lower by struggling lender Commerzbank and some technical selling on overbou(...)

The dollar rose to a four-year high against the yen today on robust US jobs data and signs Japanese investors have begun buying foreign bonds, (...)