Like its peers Glencore has been hit by falling commodity prices. Crude oil has halved in price since June, while the price of copper has fallen almost 20 per cent

Glencore has decided to spin off its stake in Lonmin, a troubled South African platinum producer, in a move that could flush out a bidder for the 23.9(...)

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(...)

Following on from Sunday’s stress test results, AIB was down by 5 per cent to 10 cents. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European shares rose yesterday, reversing the previous session’s dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma gro(...)

 Candidate of the Partido de la Social Democracia Brasilena (PSDB) Aecio Neves during an election campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: EPA/Antonio Lacerda

The increasing prospect of regime change in Brazil is making Petroleo Brasileiro the world’s best major oil stock. It’s also opening the door for fore(...)

CRH is to offload its share in a builder merchanting chain in France by the end of this year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European stocks fell as China’s minister for finance Lou Jiwei dampened speculation his government will boost economic stimulus. Commodities producers(...)

The accounts for Limerick Alumina Refining Ltd and its subsidiaries show turnover increased in 2013 to $608 million, up from $586 million the previous year.

The Aughinish Alumina plant in Co Limerick recorded a pretax profit of $15.6 million (€12.2 million) in 2013 following the closure of its defined ben(...)

Helena Morrissey: “We want sustainable change in business culture – not the appearance of change.” photograph: brenda fitzsimons

If Sheryl Sandberg’s treatise to women is to Lean In to their careers, Helena Morrissey has a somewhat different piece of advice for women looking to (...)

Glencore chief executive Ivan Glasenberg. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Commodities group Glencore became the first of the large miners to honour promises to return cash to shareholders, announcing a share buyback programm(...)

Miner BHP Billiton topped market forecasts with a 31 per cent rise in first-half profit today and hinted it may launch a share buyback in Augus(...)

Stephen Schwarzman: has contributed €73 million to his scholarship programme

Wall Street mogul Stephen Schwarzman, whose Blackstone firm is one of the most biggest global players in the private equity business, held a groundbre(...)