The Pawcet, a drinking fountain for dogs. Quirky, the ambitious start-up that marketed the Pawcet and similar inventions, filed for bankruptcy. Photograph: via The New York Times

Quirky, an ambitious crowdsourced invention startup, which raised $185 million from investors that included General Electric and leading venture capit(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)

GE gets EU approval to buy Alstom power unit

General Electric has overcome the last big hurdle to the largest acquisition in its history, a $13.5 billion deal for the power business of Alstom of (...)

Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global markets plunged again on Monday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A tumultuous fall in Chinese equities dubbed “Black Monday” by Xinhua, the official state news agency, triggered a ferocious sell-off in international(...)

Performance reviews: often companies use a one-size-fits-all measurement model that is not fit for purpose. Photograph: Thinkstock

There were more than few eyebrows raised recently when Accenture, one of the biggest companies of the world, said it was ditching annual performanc(...)

Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

GE results tied to industrial growth; Photograph: Reuters

General Electric boosted the low end of its 2015 industrial profit forecast as the company accelerated efforts to shrink its GE Capital finance unit. (...)

For all the uncertainty over Greece, European equities overall are set for their best week since January

Blue-chip euro zone stocks slipped on Friday, with a recent Greece-driven relief rally showing signs of fading as investor focus shifts to the corpora(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during debates prior to a vote over the third EU financial aid package Photograph:Sean Gallup/Getty Images 1:47

Germany’s Bundestag has mandated Berlin to join talks on a third bailout for Greece, after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the outcome will deter(...)

The group said as recently as May that shifts in currency exchange rates could hit reported revenues this year but possibly not profits

British engineering company Rolls-Royce cut its profit forecasts for this year and next, citing continued weakness in oil and gas markets plus lower d(...)