Investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have amassed deposits at a rapid clip since the 2008 crisis. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Some Wall Street firms would have to further curtail their reliance on volatile short-term funding under a plan by US regulators  that seeks to e(...)

McDonald’s results ard due out on Friday. Photo: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty
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TODAY Results: Hasbro; Morgan Stanley; Netflix; PepsiCo. Meetings: Cairn Homes EGM (Conrad Hotel, Dublin 2); Petroneft EGM (Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin(...)

Hume House in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.  Blackstone is to sell on the building just over 12 months after buying the distressed asset from Nama.

Just as the US property boom was coming to an end in 2007, Jon Gray, the 46-year old head of real estate for Blackstone, spent $39bn to acquire Equit(...)

Clara Gaymard, the former head of French operations at General Electric (left) walks with Jeffrey  Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric  and Patrick Kron, chief executive officer   of Alstom right, as they tour the manufacturing facilities of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France.

France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit ambitious legal quotas on female repres(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: the dollar index fell for a fourth day on the latest batch of soft US data, which dampened expectations for US interest rate hikes this year. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Another volatile trading session saw European stocks end the day lower, although the London market rallied and made gains of more than 1 per cent. Fl(...)

Electrolux headquarters in Sweden. Photograph: Thomas Engstrom/Bloomberg

Sweden’s Electrolux skidded to a loss in the fourth quarter, suffering a hangover from the collapsed purchase of General Electric’s white goods busine(...)

 General Electric:  profits rose, from its continuing operations, to $13.1 billion (€12 billion) for 2015, and  it predicts robust growth in earnings this year. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/EPA

General Electric’s sales in China grew only slightly last year, the company reported, in the latest sign of the global impact of the country’s economi(...)

Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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TODAY Results: Delta Air Lines. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Nov). TOMORROW Results: Bank of America; eBay; First Bancorp; IBM; Morgan (...)