Westin in Dublin: a Starwood hotel

InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has held early-stage talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts over a union to create the world’s largest hotel group, ac(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land deal involving National Assets Management Agency. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has withdrawn a request for the Public Accounts Committee to reconvene urgently for a discussion on a land d(...)

The exception: JPMorgan would have a current $12.5 billion capital shortfall as a result of the rules. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

The eight leading American banks will hold extra capital buffers totalling $200 billion under new Federal Reserve rules aimed at preventing a major fi(...)

 Goldman Sachs is expected to to have earned $3.92 in profit per share, down 4.5 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Many Wall Street banks are expected to report underwhelming second-quarter results this week, after light bond market activity in the spring worsened(...)

Shell Plc agreed to buy Morgan Stanley’s European natural gas and power trading portfolio, adding to a business that is already among the world’s bigg(...)

Barclays may not pick its next chief executive until early next year, potentially leaving new Chairman John McFarlane in charge for at least eight mon(...)

An anti-EU protester burns an EU flag in front of the European Comission offices in Athens on July 2. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / Louisa Gouliamaki

Chinese investors have long believed their government would not allow a bear market, only to discover Beijing’s powers are more limited than they thou(...)

A protester at an anti European Union (EU) demonstration outside the Greek parliament at Syntagma square in Athens. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European markets are braced for a wave of contagion from Greece on Monday, with heavy losses for southern European government bonds and regional stock(...)

Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick: company’s financial firepower is unprecedented in Silicon Valley history, far exceeding the sums raised by Facebook or Google before their initial public offerings. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Uber’s latest financings will bring its total funding to $10 billion, setting a new record for a US tech company before it goes public, as it closes i(...)

Morgan Stanley is leading the group of banks said to be ready to supply Uber with $2bn in credit.

Uber is negotiating a $2 billion credit line from a group of Wall Street banks, according to a source. Uber, the car-booking company that has disrup(...)