Jeremy Clarkson: the former Top Gear television presenter  is another member of the 1 per cent who get to walk away with most of the cash. The producer whom he allegedly assaulted is almost certainly not a member and probably will never be. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

What links Jeremy Clarkson, the rise of the robots and economic inequality? An unkind observer might say that the connection is all too obvious but th(...)

Ross McEwan, chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland. RBS has agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee. Photo: Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to sell its Couts International private bank to Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privee, becoming the latest foreign bank to(...)

Ruth Porat of Morgan Stanley: feeling the lure of the Golden State. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s easy to understand why Ruth Porat, one of the most powerful women on Wall Street, would leave her job as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanle(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Car salesman Leo Emerson clears snow off a Chrysler 300 at Bill Snethkamp dealership in Detroit, Michigan back inJanuary. US retail sales unexpectedly fell for a third straight month in February, as harsh weather kept consumers from automobile showrooms and shopping malls, which could hurt growth prospects for the first quarter according to the Commerce Department. (Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters)

US stocks rose as a report showed retail sales unexpectedly fell, bolstering the case for keeping interest rates low. The dollar weakened from a 12-y(...)

A pedestrian struggles to open his umbrella as he walks past a monitor displaying closing information of Tokyo’s Nikkei Stock Average.

A surprise interest rate cut by South Korea’s central bank on Thursday helped lift an index of Asian stocks away from the previous session’s seven-wee(...)

The funding attracted €1.1 billion of total demand

AIB has completed the issue of a €500 million fixed-rate senior unsecured debt issue with a maturity of five years and a coupon of 1.375 per cent.The (...)

Etsy, which was founded in 2005, employs 685 people and has 29 million items listed on its website

Etsy, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft supplies, has filed with US regulators for an initial public offering of common st(...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

The acquisition is the latest in a spate of big pharma deals this year as many companies are strengthening their portfolios as old drugs go generic

AbbVie is to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 billion, giving it access to what is expected to be one of the world’s top-selling cancer drugs and expan(...)