Plant manager Konstantin Rubin looks at rail tankers with base oil at Royal Dutch Shell’s lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, Russia. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Brent crude held above $72 a barrel after hitting a new four year low earlier in the day after Opec decided not to cut oil output to support prices. (...)

Lloyds, which also owns Bank of Scotland, could set out its HQ plans in a strategic review due to be announced late next month or early November

Scotland-based Lloyds Banking Group left the door open for a move to London amid uncertainty over the future shape of the United Kingdom despite Scott(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses during a news conference earlier this month. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The euro touched a fresh three-month low against the dollar today as investors awaited comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi and dig(...)

The Elan Corporation pharmaceutical plant in Athlone. A US federal judge has been asked to dismiss two insider trading charges tied to sales of Elan’s US depositary receipts. Photograph: John Cogill/Bloomberg News

Former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has urged a federal judge to dismiss two insider trading charges tied to his firm’s sales(...)

The first conclusion from a new report on effective social media campaigns published by the World Advertising Research Centre, (WARC), says it (...)

15/01/2013 NEWS PAY TALKS CROKE PARK (2)Patricia King SIPTU official  speaking to reporters  at Lansdowne House for pay  talks with the  the countrys  union officials, yesterday. and  government negotiators.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES
Gold futures reach $165

BLM) MJ50UP6KLVT3March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Gold futures climbed for the first time in four days in New York on speculation that central banks will(...)