Traders at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters

European shares suffered their worst monthly performance in four years on Monday, as concerns over a Chinese economic slowdown and a possible US inter(...)

Crude oil markets recovered slightly on Tuesday after a 6 per cent drop in the prior session. Photo: Getty Images

Crude oil markets recovered slightly on Tuesday after a 6 per cent drop in the prior session, although prices held near 6-1/2-year lows as continued w(...)

The original Scarborough and Tweed bag.

Doctors wear scrubs. Cops carry guns. Lawyers wear suits. Bankers carry the bag. You know the one. It’s normally a muted green, blue, or gray. You ma(...)

JP Morgan Chase: one of the top five US banks that are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

US banks are moving ahead of their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic upheavals and concerns over capital to (...)

Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

European shares extended a sell-off on Wednesday from the previous session as concerns over China’s currency devaluation weighed on global stock marke(...)

Bearish analysts noted the Chinese government appears to have little to show for money spent so far in shoring up the stock market. Photograph: Reuters

China has spent $144 billion (€132bn) to bolster the country’s fragile stock market since June, Goldman Sachs has estimated, but still has more than t(...)

Harvard MBAs are increasingly foregoing signing up to do ‘God’s work’, as Goldman Sachs head Lloyd Blankfein previously put it in favour of jobs in tech companies. (Photograph: Max Whittaker/ The New York Times)

Ruined weekends, PowerPoint drudgery and overnight shifts in Manhattan skyscrapers once were a point of pride for the Harvard Business School graduat(...)

John Maynard Keynes is often quoted as saying: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” Photograph:  Picture Post/Getty Images

When I was much younger and editing an economics journal, I published an article by a distinguished professor – more distinguished, perhaps, for his p(...)

The sale of the assets will leave Lloyds with ‘minimal exposure’ to Irish commercial assets the bank said. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

UK bank Lloyds is to sell a portfolio of impaired Irish commercial loans to a group of investors including Bank of Ireland for about £827 million (€1(...)