US president Barack Obama set off for a three-day tour of Alaska on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Barack Obama has issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for (...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

AIB shares fell 9.52 per cent to 7.6 cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fallout from yesterday’s rout in Chinese markets cost investors in European stocks around €450 billion yesterday. Stock markets in Fra(...)

Protesters  breaking into  British Embassy in the Iranian capital in November 2011. Photograph:  FarsNews/Getty Images

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters ransacked it and burned the British flag. The move marks a tha(...)

European stock markets extended their losing streak on Thursday, with benchmark indexes in Frankfurt and London hitting seven-month lows. Photo: Bloomberg

A rout in emerging financial markets spread across the globe yesterday, with Britain’s FTSE 100 slipping into a correction. Stocks tumbled around the (...)

Royal Dutch Shell has won permission to fully drill a well for oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters.

Royal Dutch Shell has won permission to fully drill a well for oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters for the first time in three years. The US Interior Depar(...)

FBD closed 7.6 per cent up at €6.90 after falling by a similar margin in the previous session

European stocks slipped yesterday to record their worst week in more than a month, in the wake of China’s currency devaluation. The euro zone’s blue-c(...)

 The Anglo-Dutch company also said it was planning more asset disposals as it pushes ahead with its proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group, bringing total asset sales between 2014 and 2018 to $50 billion.  (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Royal Dutch Shell is to axe 6,500 jobs this year and step up spending cuts to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices which contributed to a(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Disappointing earnings results from corporate bellwethers weighed on equity prices in Europe and on Wall Street yesterday. European equities fell in (...)

Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta: the Swiss-Irish food group closed the day up 3.7 per cent to €44.89. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European stocks rose yesterday as oil prices steadied, supporting energy shares, after first tumbling when Iran and six world powers reached an agre(...)