Well here’s a new homes scheme with a difference. The first house in one of the world’s most luxurious new developments, dubbed The Park Bel Air, h(...)

China crisis: an investor at a brokerage house in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The vertigo-inducing declines in stock prices were chalked down as China’s Black Monday. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, clo(...)

Amazon overtook Walmart on Thursday to become the largest US retailer by market capitalisation. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

For the last few years, US retail giant Walmart has been trying to beat Amazon at its own game: online retail. In a surprising turnaround this week, A(...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)

Profit follows move by Wall Street firms to embrace cost-cutting measures after trading revenue declined in four of the past five years. Photograph: Reuters.

JP Morgan Chase, the biggest US bank by assets, said second-quarter profit climbed 5.2 per cent as expenses fell. Net income advanced to $6.29 billio(...)

Riverside 1 on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay: both Irish Life and IPUT are believed to be interested in acquiring the office building in Dublin’s docklands area

The intense competition between investment funds for the best of the remaining property assets is set to reach a new height with the sale of a majorit(...)

Commerzbank shares lost 4 per cent in early trading on Tuesday after Germany’s second-biggest lender sold new shares equal to 10 per cent of its equit(...)

The euro has tumbled towards parity with the dollar and bond yields across the region have sunk to the lowest in history

Central banks keen to steer clear of negative-yielding assets in a rapidly depreciating currency could cut the foreign exchange reserves they hold in (...)

Equity trading was particularly strong in the quarter Photograph: Reuters

Goldman Sachs posted the highest earnings per share in more than five years as all of its major businesses topped analysts’ estimates and the firm pai(...)

ECB chief Mario Draghi said quantitative easing will continue until there’s sustained improvement in inflation. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

The Iseq in Dublin advanced by 1 per cent yesterday while UK stocks climbed to a 2008 high. The FTSE 100 in London added 0.3 per cent, as did the bro(...)