Wolseley led the drop, falling 12.5 per cent, after it forecast North American industrial markets will be challenging, and the UK heating industry will remain competitive. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Financial markets remained on edge after a rout Monday, as a rally in US stocks faded while gauges of European and emerging-market equities retreated.(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: her remarks that global weakness would not be significant enough to stop a rates rise this year removed some of the  markets   uncertainty. Photograph: Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images

Markets surged higher on Friday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she expected the Fed to start raising rates by the end of the year.(...)

Michael O’Leary hopes shareholders will be able to  pay capital gains rather than income tax on the distibution Photograph: EPA

Ryanair has shelved plans to launch a low-cost transatlantic carrier as it cannot get the aircraft it needs to operate such a service. Chief executive(...)

Ryanair also performed badly, falling 4.28 per cent to €13.19. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stocks around the world fell for a fifth day yesterday, sliding towards two-year lows as worries lingered over global growth and as the scandal(...)

Barry Maloney of  Balderton Capital, who has joined the board of Jobbio.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Online recruitment platform Jobbio is set to add 25 jobs after it secured €1.5 million in funding from investors. The new jobs will be located in Dub(...)

Some observers believe a public country-by-country reporting regime for multinationals will eventually be put in place. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is to become one of the first countries to introduce measures aimed at ensuring multinationals disclose more information to tax authorities. (...)

Nike: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Liam O’Brien, head of business product development at Vodafone, and Vodafone enterprise director Anne Sheehan. photograph: keith arkins

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Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

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