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(...)

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(...)