Queuing for the new phone at the Apple store in Chicago. Photograph: John Gress/Getty Images

Thousands of Apple fans around the world camped out overnight to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 6S range. However, some queue(...)

‘Oil continues to look cheap compared to stocks. The ratio between the S&P 500 and US crude oil hit a 13-year high last month, Merrill Lynch noted recently.’ Photograph:  China Newsphoto/Reuters

Investors find it hard to believe that the 2010 ‘flash crash’, which saw US indices suddenly collapse in value before quickly recovering, was caused b(...)

An oil tanker off the port of Bandar Abbas. Iran is believed to be storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

Oil prices have come under fresh pressure after the historic deal on Iran’s nuclear programme raised the prospect of the country being allowed to i(...)

Apple Watch: Event to be held on March 9th with sales due to begin in April

Apple has sent out invitations to an event on March 9th in San Francisco, where it will unveil details for the release of the Apple Watch. Chief execu(...)

Shares fall despite reports that the year “has gotten off to a good start”. Photograph: EPA

Hennes and Mauritz AB (H&M) said the stronger US dollar will weigh on costs this year, taking the shine from results showing the steepest gain in (...)

The cockpit of the new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo jet is assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington. Photo: Bloomberg

Boeing raised its full-year profit forecast as the world’s biggest planemaker reaps gains from faster production that is driving jetliner deliveries t(...)

Spain’s rime minister Mariano Rajoy . Photograph: Andrea Comas /Reuters

Spanish growth accelerated in the last quarter, underscoring prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s assessment that the euro region’s fourth-largest economy h(...)

Microsoft is undergoing a change in strategy and leadership. Photograph: David Sleator

Microsoft announced a $40 billion stock buyback plan and increased its dividend 22 per cent to reward shareholders as the firm undergoes a change in s(...)

Portugal’s parliament building in Lisbon. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/Getty Images

Portugal’s emergence from its long recession is a sign that the European austerity recipe may work, but it also poses a dilemma for Lisbon and its len(...)

Bankers from JPMorgan Chase and RBC Capital Markets quietly contacted possible bidders and found little interest in buying the whole company. Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

BlackBerry’s announcement that it will consider takeover bids followed almost a year of advisers unsuccessfully canvassing potential buyers in search (...)