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(...)

Filling up. the price of oil has tumbled recently.

Halliburton’s deal for Baker Hughes may be just the start of big energy takeovers as oil prices slump. Crude has plunged to a more than four-year low (...)

If a patent application filed by Airbus takes off, future passengers could disembark from today’s sleek cylinders and fasten their seat belts in cabins shaped like giant doughnuts.

It may be the final step in taking the romance out of air travel. If a patent application filed by Airbus takes off, future passengers could disemb(...)

Battered image: Tesco’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, warned in May of the “risk of manipulation” of financial results. photograph: jeff j mitchell/getty images

The announcement that Tesco is to be investigated by the UK’s serious fraud office has once again shone a light on murky accounting practices in the c(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

GE’s third-quarter net income rose to $3.54 billion, or 35 cents per share, from $3.19 billion, or 31 cents per share, a year earlier

General Electric (GE)reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, as cost cuts that helped boost margins across its industrial(...)

 Electronics and lighting company Philips announced that it will add the divisions healthcare and consumer lifestyle together under the name HealthTech and the light division will become independent.Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

Royal Philips chief executive officer Frans van Houten plans to break up the 123-year-old Dutch company, separating the lighting unit and focusing on (...)