Building materials group CRH climbed 1.4 per cent to €26.88, boosted by data that showed a 26 per cent jump in the value of US highway contracts awarded last month

Falls for technology and mining stocks dragged equity markets lower yesterday, with the FTSE in London posting the biggest slide among western Europe(...)

Microsoft reported its largest-ever quarterly net loss, hurt by a $7.5 billion writedown after the purchase of Nokia’s handset unit failed to rescue (...)

PicHit pictures: the website describes itself as a “fair trade photo market”, connecting millions of people with photo communities, stock photos and people with cameras

What do you do if your company needs a picture of a dog on O’Connell Bridge? It is a question that doesn’t need an answer for Patrick Hamilton Walsh, (...)

Finnish minister Timo Soini: he is no friend of the euro zone’s crisis strategy, saying in April that Greek bailouts were a “pyramid scheme”

Even for weary Brussels crisis watchers who’ve seen it all in the last five years, the weekend twist in the Greek drama was new. Among the reasons rep(...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft. The company is to cut almost 8,000 jobs

Microsoft plans to cut as many as 7,800 jobs and write down about $7.6 billion on its Nokia phone- handset unit, wiping out nearly all of the value(...)

 Mark Penn, a former Democratic campaign strategist now serving as chief strategy officer for Microsoft, is one of four executives leaving the software giant. He is leaving to work in the private equity field. (Photograph: Matthew Ryan Williams/The New York Times)

Stephen Elop, the former top boss at phone-maker Nokia, is one of four high-level executives leaving Microsoft Corp as the company sharpens its focus (...)

New prime minister Juha Sipilä has appointed his predecessor, Alexander Stubb (above), as finance minister. Photograph: Markku Ojala/EPA

Helsinki has grasped an Irish solution to Finland’s spiralling problems, unveiling plans to cut €6 billion from the budget in a bid to restore econo(...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

By 2020, 50 per cent of value creation will be based on apps, software, electronic systems and digital services, Audi sales chief Luca de Meo said.

Audi expects that electronics and digital features will become just as important as sheer horsepower for global carmakers as they brace for a fundamen(...)

A car dashboard displaying HERE software

The contest for Nokia’s maps business HERE has become a three-way race between German carmakers, a consortium including Uber and Baidu, and a third gr(...)