Volatile currency swings negatively impacted revenue at BT group’s Irish subsidiary to the tune of £6 million (€7.9 million), the company’s latest qua(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. The company’s fourth-quarter overall revenue rose to $3.85 billion from $2.59 billion in the year-ago period

Facebook’s revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world’s largest Internet social network beat Wall S(...)

Fuel pump nozzles branded with the Shell logo sit at a gas station, operated by Royal Dutch Shell  in Brussels. Photographer: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Oil prices continued their rout on Tuesday with Brent crude and US WTI both falling to their lowest in almost six years, as a persistent global supply(...)

Macquarie AirFinance is negotiating a deal for just under 100 newly built and on-order aircraft being sold by Awas, the sources said. Photograph:   Toby Melville/Reuters

Australian bank Macquarie’s aircraft leasing subsidiary is in exclusive talks to buy a portfolio of new planes from Dublin-based lessor Awas for more (...)

Shoppers in Hong Kong:  BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management former employees are planning a hedge fund based in the city. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

BlackRock, Macquarie Group and Millennium Capital Management former employees are planning a Hong Kong-based hedge fund which will use computer models(...)

 New South Wales Tactical Police on Phillip Street close to the Lindt Chocolate cafe in Martin Place, Sydney. Photograph: EPA

The ongoing hostage crisis in Sydney shows the Australian government was not overreaching when in September it raised its terror threat level from ‘me(...)

BT said it was in preliminary talks for two companies and identified only Telefónica-owned O2 as a target. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg
Companies named as BT targets

BT Group plc is in talks to buy Telefónica SA’s O2 unit or another mobile phone company to expand its wireless offering in the UK and complement its b(...)

After European Central Bank president Mario Draghi promised last Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors bet that the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.6 per cent as most euro zone markets advanced on expectations of more monetary stimulus. After European Central Ba(...)

IBRC Assurance was restructured by management under its then chief executive Mike Aynsley. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The liquidator of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation has secured a preferred bidder to acquire the assurance arm of the former Anglo Irish Bank. The (...)

Brisbane riverfront: vigorous local government and foreign investments have transformed Australia’s third-biggest metropolis with inspired architecture, sleek design and hip new hotels

The choice of Brisbane for November’s G20 summit shows just how far the Queensland capital has come from sleepy town to pulsing Asia-Pacific hub.Up to(...)