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(...)

CRH is responsible for 15 per cent of the €129.8 billion total market capitalisation of Iseq-listed companies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Oh, but how the Iseq index of the Irish Stock Exchange could use a strong performance on Thursday from its biggest listed company, CRH, when the build(...)

Japan’s Nikkei share average dropped more than 2 per cent to six-week lows on Friday morning after Wall Street tumbled as investors unloaded risky assets, hit by concerns that a slowdown in China could affect the global economy. (Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Stock markets tumbled on Friday after a survey showed Chinese factories contracted at their fastest pace since the depth of the global financial cris(...)

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(...)

Foreign currency exchange booth in Hong Kong:  the surprise devaluation of the Chinese yuan this week unsettled global financial markets. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

The last few weeks, with heavy Chinese government intervention in the stock market and now in the currency markets, have offered a lesson in how th(...)

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 (...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang: Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein – Pool/Getty Images

Producer prices in China fell last month to their lowest level since the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis, and exports floundered, a(...)

The growth rate in Twitter users has fallen in every quarter since Twitter’s market debut 21 months ago.

Last week was another lousy one for Twitter. The stock plunged 14 per cent following its earnings report, and is now almost 60 per cent below December(...)

HSBC said profit growth was driven by an investing frenzy in Hong Kong. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

HSBC Holdings beat expectations with a 10 per cent rise in first-half profit thanks to a strong performance in Hong Kong and has agreed a $5.2 billion(...)