Mario Draghi in Davos: the European Central Bank president’s remarks helped to buoy markets on Thursday and the trend continued to the end of the business week. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Stocks continued their rebound on growing investor confidence triggered by indications from EU banking chief Mario Draghi that more support for the m(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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Irish based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said it is working with a number of parties to progress the Barryroe farm out.

Irish based oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has said it is working with a number of parties to progress the Barryroe farm out. T(...)

Schlumberger, the world’s number one oilfield services provider, is to cut  37 jobs from its  plant in Antrim, as it focuses on controlling costs amid   falling oil prices. Photograph: Atef Hassan/Reuters

Oilfield services company Schlumberger is to cut 37 jobs from its workforce at its plant in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Unite deputy regional secretary J(...)

The Parliament Buildings in the Stormont Estate in Belfast

Northern Ireland is entering a “new economic era” and it needs to get the word out that it offers more than just a good economic proposition, the Nort(...)

Oil explorer Kosmos is withdrawing from three licences in the Porcupine Basin, to the west and southwest of Kerry, where it has shared interests with Europa Oil & Gas and Antrim Energy. File photograph: Bloomberg

US-listed oil and gas explorer, Kosmos, is pulling out of its three joint ventures off the Irish coast, its partners confirmed on Tuesday. Kosmos is w(...)

Employment gains in July were concentrated in service industries.

US employment rose at a solid clip in July and wages rebounded after a surprise stall in the prior month, signs of an improving economy that could op(...)

A woman walking in Bryant Park in New York. The US economy revived in the second quarter after a tepid start to the year, boosted by increased consumer spending and exports

US economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a(...)

Michael O’Dwyer: chief executive of TyreCheck, a supplier of business automation, fleet and tyre management, customer relationship management and tyre sales solutions to the global tyre market

Michael O’Dwyer is the chief executive of TyreCheck, a supplier of business automation, fleet and tyre management, customer relationship management an(...)

A working oil pump. Schlumberger will focus on controlling costs amid plummeting oil prices. Photograph: Reuters/Vincent Kessler

Schlumberger, the world’s biggest oilfield-services company, tackled the “uncertain environment” of plummeting crude prices head-on by cutting about 9(...)