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 (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost(...)

Neil Sorahan, chief financial officer of Ryanair Holdings, during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, yesterday. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Shanghai stock market saw the second-biggest fall in its history yesterday , posing a dilemma for the Chinese authorities which have taken unprece(...)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the benchmark Shanghai and Shenzhen stock indices, on a pedestrian overpass inin Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China’s biggest state-owned banks have lent a combined Rmb1.3 trillion ( €19 2bn) to the country’s margin finance agency in recent weeks to staunch a (...)

An investor looks at a computer screen showing stock information at a brokerage house in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. Photogrpah: Wong Campion/Reuters

China’s tumbling stock market showed signs of seizing up on Wednesday, as companies scrambled to escape the rout by having their shares suspended and (...)

Has the Chinese equity bubble burst? The question is worth asking, given the extent of recent falls. Last week, China’s tech-heavy ChiNext index fell (...)

Construction is expected to commence in November with final delivery due by November 2017

Construction and engineering group BAM has as expected won a State contract to build a number of courthouses in the State and refurbish several others(...)