Statoil jumped 6.1 per cent after Norway’s biggest oil company unexpectedly posted a profit

Energy companies pushed European equities up for a second day running, amid better-than-estimated earnings reports and news of oil reaching $45 a barr(...)

An Apple shop in New York. The S&P 500 Information Technology currently ranks as the third-worst performing sector this month, with its opening drop of 1.4 per cent on Wednesday. The sector has declined 3.6 per cent so far in April.

Apple is exerting the biggest drag on US technology earnings, deepening concern that slowing profit growth for the S&P 500’s largest sector poses (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Analysts in recent months have sharply cut first-quarter earnings expectation for S&P 500 companies and this has helped 75 per cent of those that have already reported to beat forecasts, against a historic average of 66 per cent, according to S&P Global market Intelligence.

Wall Street and European stocks are inching higher, while benchmark bonds are little changed, as investors exhibit caution ahead of key corporate earn(...)

The yen weakened sharply on Friday on a report that the BOJ is considering cutting rates at which the central bank lends money to banks. But doubts are growing about how effective such a measure would be in lifting the moribund economy. The Bank of Japan will make its policy announcement on Thursday. (Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters)

Asian stocks retreated on Tuesday as investors braced for central bank policy meetings in the United States and Japan this week. European markets wer(...)

Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer, has raised $163m from share sales over the past decade to fund the development of its Irish offshore assets

Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer locked in talks with its main creditor and financial advisers after a court ruling landed it a bill of (...)

In a letter posted on its website, the fund said Exxon’s conduct on climate issues appears to be “morally reprehensible”.

The Rockefeller Family Fund said yesterday it would divest from fossil fuels as quickly as possible and “eliminate holdings” of Exxon Mobil, saying th(...)

Obama didn’t touch down in Havana with an apology in his pocket for the US having first slathered Cuba in sleaze, organised an invasion by far-right desperadoes, made at least five attempts on Fidel Castro’s life, imposed a blockade in an effort to impoverish the country into submission and erected an internment camp on its soil where perceived enemies of the US could be tortured, some to death. Alejandro Ernesto/EPA.

I wonder did President Obama put in a good word for the Lanskys during his visit to Cuba. The family wants its hotel back. Says spokesman Gary Rapopor(...)

Wall Street reversed course and slipped sharply into the red in volatile trading on Thursday . By early evening, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.41 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 16,892.95, the S&P 500 was down 10.84 points, or 0.54 per cent, at 1,978.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 31.36 points, or 0.67 per cent, at 4,643.02.

The euro see-sawed on Thursday as major new stimulus measures by the European Central Bank were offset by a signal from ECB chief Mario Draghi that it(...)

Building materials group CRH declined in line with rivals, falling roughly 3 per cent, to €22.42

Stocks across the globe fell the most in three weeks yesterday, tracking oil prices lower, while the first contraction in the US services sector since(...)

The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the interest which they said was not a surprise despite the low price of a barrel of oil

A record number of licencing options for offshore exploration have been received by the Government despite the drop in the price of oil. Some 43 ap(...)