A banner which translates as, ‘Uber get out’ is displayed across a taxi windscreen during a protest in the southern city of Marseille as taxi drivers demonstrate against UberPOP. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulatanne/Getty

Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the US company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and th(...)

Denis O’Brien: old hand at the debt game. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

As Ireland struggled to recover from the crash, bond guru Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton snapped up billions of euro worth of the State’s bon(...)

Michael Hasenstab, bond trader with Franklin Templeton

Michael Hasenstab, the star bond trader with Franklin Templeton who made billions of euros in a huge crisis-era bet on an Irish turnaround, has emerge(...)

Jason Dorsey, the founder of the Center of Generational Kinetics, a marketing research firm in  Texas. “Definitely we want to be inclusive of millennials, but we don’t want to forget the people who brought us to the dance.” Photograph: Ben Sklar/The New York Times

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial ge(...)

A protester at an anti European Union (EU) demonstration outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma square in Athens. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock(...)

French taxi drivers clash with riot police on the ring-road around Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:55

France’s interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs(...)

The euro has slumped 3.9 per cent this year, hit by ongoing uncertainty over Greece and speculation about its quantitative easing programme.  Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Speculation that monetary policies in the US and Europe will diverge caused the euro to fall for a third day against the dollar. The single currency (...)

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick: company’s financial firepower is unprecedented in Silicon Valley history, far exceeding the sums raised by Facebook or Google before their initial public offerings. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Uber’s latest financings will bring its total funding to $10 billion, setting a new record for a US tech company before it goes public, as it closes i(...)

Morgan Stanley is leading the group of banks said to be ready to supply Uber with $2bn in credit.

Uber is negotiating a $2 billion credit line from a group of Wall Street banks, according to a source. Uber, the car-booking company that has disrup(...)

The media report says that all the IBRC borrowers involed were commercial borrowers and do not include Irish Nationwide mortgage holders. Photograph: iStockPhoto

More than 1,000 borrowers owing €9 billion to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation were paying interest rates on their loans of less than 2 per cent at t(...)