Bloodstone Building: completed by property developer Seán Dunne shortly before the property crash in 2008

Blackstone, the world’s biggest private equity firm, is on track to make a profit of €43 million on two office buildings it bought in Dublin’s south d(...)

German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt answers questions at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday about developments in the Volkswagen scandal. Photograph: EPA/Saoeren Stache

Germany is to retest all Volkswagen car models to gauge their genuine emissions levels after new revelations from the carmaker six weeks into its bigg(...)

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after winning the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Nico Rosberg bounced back from the error that ended his championship hopes in Austin to win Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix. Rosberg controlled the race, (...)

Fyffes gave up Tuesday’s gains, closing down nearly 2 per cent at €1.49

European shares crept higher yesterday as expectations of a positive close to the year and continued central bank support before an ECB meeting tod(...)

 Shanghai, China: September saw a sharp fall in imports and a lower-than-expected decline in Chinese exports, as lower commodity prices and weaker domestic demand made themselves felt.  Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s slowing economy presents a downside risk to various emerging economies in particular, but the negative effects should be less severe for most (...)

Bloodstone Building on the Liffey: American investment firm Blackstone is hoping for a 50 per cent increase in value

An American investment firm will be hoping for a 50 per cent increase in value when it puts two office buildings in Dublin’s south docklands back on t(...)

An investor smiles as she walks past an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang,  China, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

China’s recent equity market crash and subsequent rocky recovery has investors worried about too much volatility, although most analysts believe the m(...)

Negotiations on Iran’s disputed nuclear programme are also set to have an important impact on prices during the week

Oil fell more than $1 to below $62 per barrel on Monday, its lowest in three weeks, as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls, causing inv(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Danske, Denmark’s biggest bank, says it’s been inundated by calls from offshore investors and several hedge funds seeking advice on how to profit from the latest developments in currency markets.

Denmark is trying to silence currency speculators as the government and central bank insist the Nordic country won’t follow Switzerland in severing i(...)