A Hanergy exhibition stand at a Clean Energy Expo in Beijing recently:  China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group is under investigation by Hong Kong’s market watchdog,  after the company lost half its market value of nearly $40 billion in 24 minutes on May 20, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS

Muted sentiment augurs well for stocks The S&P 500 may be at all-time highs, but the latest Merrill Lynch monthly fund manager survey shows invest(...)

Fergal Murphy CEO of Kinsale Energy and former Minister of State for Natural Resources Conor Lenihan  pictured on a visit to the Kinsale gas platform.

Irish exploration firm Lansdowne Oil and Gas has sold a majority stake in its Midleton/East Kinsale gas prospect to Kinsale Energy, a subsidiary of Ma(...)

Malaysian defence minister and acting transport minister Hishamuddin Hussin, speaks during a media conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today. Photograph: Reuters

Australia and Malaysia vowed today to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and (...)

An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) compound in Juba today. South Sudanese government troops battled to regain control of a flashpoint town and sent forces to quell fighting in a vital oil producing area today, the fifth day of a conflict that that has deepended ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
UN base in South Sudan stormed
  • Africa
  • December 19, 2013, 16:19

A United Nations base sheltering civilians in South Sudan was stormed today, with peacekeepers among the believed casualties. The compound of the UN m(...)

 The relationship between high-rise properties, expensive homes and speed cameras among other things, and the performance of companies on the stock market has been the subject of several studies. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What does a chief executive’s house tell you about future company prospects? What can speeding tickets reveal about the motivations for financial trad(...)

Fastnet Oil’s Deep Kinsale target off the south coast could contain 2.3 billion barrels of oil.

An independent assessment of explorer Fastnet Oil and Gas’s Deep Kinsale target off the south coast indicates that it could contain 2.3 billion(...)