President of Goldman Sachs,  Gary  Cohn,  at Davos: “What I am concerned about is the ability of the US to raise rates with what’s going on with the rest of the world.”  Photograph: Bloomberg

Wall Street executives said the US Federal Reserve’s ability to raise interest rates will be restrained by weak economic growth abroad and slow inflat(...)

Morgan Stanley had a “very challenging” quarter in commodities because of the decline in oil prices. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley says it will pay a smaller portion of revenue in bonuses to its bankers and traders this year, even in a be(...)

Aer Lingus finished down 1.9 per cent at €2.37 during a reasonably active session for the stock

Optimism among investors that the European Central Bank will begin quantitative easing later this week pushed stock prices up to a new seven-year hig(...)

Terry Leahy: stepped down as chief executive of Tesco three years ago after a glorious 14-year reign

Terry Leahy stepped down as chief executive of Tesco three years ago, after a glorious 14-year reign in which profits soared from £750 million to £3.2(...)

 Brent crude oil prices traded around $50 a barrel on Monday, with some support coming from falling US output growth. Photo: Bloomberg

Brent crude oil prices traded around $50 a barrel on Monday, with some support coming from falling US output growth but an expectation of weak Chinese(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
Dates for your business diary

TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

 Ian Robertson introduces BMW’s new line of 6 Series cars at the North American International Auto Show  in Detroit. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

BMW has warned that technology companies and advertisers are putting increasing pressure on carmakers to surrender data collected by connected cars, (...)

RBS, majority owned by the UK government, will have to pay another $10.6 billion on top of the $12.6 billion already paid or provisioned for, Morgan Stanley estimated. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays may have to pay some of the biggest bills from an estimated $52 billion in fines and other litigation costs facing(...)

Under review: NYSE traders consider the stock market which sceptics say is due a serious decline. Photograph: Brendan McDermid

The bull market in US equities is now almost six years old, with stocks having more than tripled since March 2009. Might 2015 prove to be the year tha(...)

Intel: results on Thursday
For your diary

TODAY Results: Alcoa. Indicators: Irish trade balance (Nov); US labour market conditions index (Dec). Other: Taylor Wimpey trading update. (...)