Spot gold jumped as much as 3.6 per cent to $1,240.90 an ounce,

Gold surged nearly 4 per cent on Thursday to its highest in a year as fears about financial instability, a lower dollar and US Treasury yields persuad(...)

The lithium-ion polymer battery of a hybrid vehicle: demand for lithium’s use in electric vehicles could grow 11-fold by 2025, says Goldman Sachs. Photograph: Seongjoon Cho/Bloomberg

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning. (...)

Liberty Global has built a commanding position on the continent, snapping up Virgin Media in the UK, Ziggo in the Netherlands, TV3 in Ireland, and Unitymedia, Germany’s second largest cable operator.

John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4 billion (€5.1 billion) takeover of (...)

The health insurer paid €6.4 million in wages and salaries to its 114 staff last year, with total staff remuneration running to €10m

Aviva Health paid a dividend of €11 million to its shareholders in 2014, according to accounts just filed by the Irish company. The health insurer, w(...)

Aviva’s Dublin office. The group has appointed Macquarie to advise it on options for its health insurance business.

UK insurance group Aviva is preparing to sell its Irish health insurance business, which has about 300,000 customers. The company has appointed Macqu(...)

Annie Slattery of ConX: “Aussie builders love the Irish”

Moving to Australia has become a rite of passage for many young Irish people. For Annie Slattery, it also led her into a whole new career assisting(...)

Glencore, faced with a collapsing share price and credit default swaps that signal a 50 per cent chance of default in five years, is battling worries that the company accumulated too much debt during the years of soaring commodity prices.  Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Glencore is seeking to raise more than $1 billion by selling future production of gold and silver as it works to stave off criticism over its debt loa(...)

The UK energy regulator granted Macquarie and 3i Infrastructure Plc a license to own and operate a £269 million offshore wind transmission link in the Irish Sea.  (Photograph: Getty)

The UK energy regulator granted Macquarie and 3i Infrastructure Plc a license to own and operate a £269 million (€377m) offshore wind transmission li(...)

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(...)

Police officers inspect metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Photograph: Richard Bouchet/AFP/Getty Images.

French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia (...)