Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US interest rate hikes are coming but there’s no rush to do so, Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen announced last week, an unexpectedly dovish message(...)

According to Think Beyond Plastic, an initiative which began in Silicon Valley in 2006, in the last two decades we have consumed more plastic than in the entire 20th century, going from 1.5 million tonnes in 1957 to 256 million  tonnes in 2010.

The material of a thousand uses has become the material causing thousands of problems. Plastics manufacturing is an industry as central to modern soci(...)

One might have thought that the FTSE 100’s ascent to record highs, coupled with the Nasdaq closing in on March 2000’s all-time peak, might catalyse a (...)

Sharon Hartigan: “I’ve nothing against Ireland and would move back if the right opportunity presented itself, but I’m happy here right now. London has been great to me.”

When Sharon Hartigan first moved to London on a two-year graduate placement with Merrill Lynch in 1998, she didn’t expect to end up calling the pla(...)

CRH expects the deal to be about 25 per cent accretive to underlying earnings and will generate a ROIC in line with CRH’s weighted average cost of capital in the first full year of ownership.

Dublin-based building materials group CRH has raised €1.6 billion via a placing of just more than 74 million new ordinary shares to help fund its acqu(...)

Should investors wish for a US market decline in 2015? Yes, say money managers Barry Ritoltz and Ben Carlson. Neither is bearish – rather, both(...)

Quindell founder Rob Terry

AIM-listed insurer Quindell’s share price collapse marks another victory for short-selling outfit Gotham City Research – and a reminder how careless i(...)

IATA also increased its profit forecast for 2014 to $19.9 billion in 2014, up from a previous estimate of $18 billion

Falling fuel prices and stronger economic growth mean global airlines will report their strongest profit margin in more than five years in 2015, the I(...)

Mario Draghi: he  said, at the European Banking Congress, that the ECB must drive inflation higher quickly, and will broaden its asset-purchase program if needed to achieve that. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Without any major advance, global markets hovered at elevated levels amid continued expectation in the investment community that European Central Ban(...)

Meath-based property investor Willie Smyth who founded the Fitzwilliam Business Centre in 1995.

Four bids have been received for a portfolio of serviced business centres, development land and retail parks with a face value of €287 million that(...)