Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington yesterday. Ms Warren says Wall Street recklessness caused the 2008 financial crisis Photograph: Bloomberg

Last year the vampires of finance bought themselves a Congress. I know it’s not nice to call them that, but I have my reasons which I’ll explain in a (...)

Half of the new job cuts will come in Germany Photograph: Reuters

German industrial group Siemens posted a slightly larger-than-expected 5 per cent drop in quarterly industrial profit as a weak result at its digital(...)

Big tech companies have  decided that supplying the means for others to analyse data is going to be a big business

The technology world is looking at ways to make everything more efficient. The question is, will this be good for the many, or the mighty few?Earlier (...)

A security van entering Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London, believed to be carrying Navinder Singh Sarao, the futures trader facing charges of contributing to the 2010 “flash crash”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A UK futures trader operating out of a suburban London house is fighting extradition to the United States to face fraud charges, including allegations(...)

The move to sell GE Capital marks a significant break from the model inherited by General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt. Photograph: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg

General Electric launched a radical plan to dispose of most of its financial services operations and return to its industrial roots, in one of the big(...)

 A general view of Madrid’s stock market. Investors have been emboldened by the prospect of an economic recovery as the European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion quantitative easing policy suppresses borrowing costs and cheapens the single currency. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Global stock markets ended the week with the S&P 500 back within striking distance of its record high, European equities at 15-year peaks and the (...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

 Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contracts. Photo: Bloomberg

Alstom pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $772 million to end a US Justice Department investigation into bribes paid to win power-plant contra(...)

Profit at Tynagh Energy, the multinational-backed power generator that is receiving a €66 million subsidy from electricity consumers, soared to €40 m(...)

Marion Maher  and Therese Herlihy, with one of two 40-foot containers bound for Sierra Leone. Photograph: Eric Luke

When UCD lecturers Therese Herlihy and Marion Maher heard about the rising death toll from Ebola in Sierra Leone earlier this year, they decided imme(...)